Monitoring Fetal Movement

It is recommended that you take NO medication during first trimester unless medically indicated.

Medication Name
1st Trimester
0-13 Weeks
2nd Trimester
14-28 Weeks
3rd Trimester
29-40 Weeks
ANTACIDS / REFLUX / UPSET STOMACH
     
Plain Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Rolaids Yes Yes Yes
Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) No No No
Pepcid (famotidine) Yes Yes Yes
Zantac (ranitidine) Yes Yes Yes
Tagamet (cimetidine) Yes Yes Yes
Aciphex (rabeprazole) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Nexium (lansoprazole) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Prevacid (pantoprazole) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Prilosec (omeprazole) Yes Yes Yes
Protonix Rx (pantoprazole) Rx Yes Yes Yes
ANTIBIOTICS (all Rx)
     
Amoxicillin, ampicillin Rx Yes Yes Yes
Augmentin (amoxicillin +clavulanate) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Bactrim ( trimethoprin/ sulfamethoxazole) Rx No No No
Cipro (ciproflaxcin), Levofloxacin (Levaquin) Rx No No No
Clindamycin Rx Yes Yes Yes
Doxycycline Rx No No No
Erythromycin Rx Yes Yes Yes
Keflex (cephalexin) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Macrobid, Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) Rx With Doctor
Approval
With Doctor
Approval
With Doctor
Approval
Metronidazole Rx Yes Yes Yes
Tetracycline Rx No No No
Zithromax (azithromycin) Rx Yes Yes Yes
ANTI-DEPRESSANTS
     
Discuss with provider/ NO Paxil (paroxetine) No No No
ANTI-DIARRHEALS
     
Imodium capsules (loperamide) Yes Yes Yes
Kaopectate (bismuth subsalicylate) No No No
ANTI-EMETICS
     
Doxylamine (Unisome sleep tabs) Yes Yes Yes
Kytril (granisetron) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Phenegran (promethazine)Rx Yes Yes Yes
Reglan (Metoclopramide) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Zofran (ondansetron)Rx Yes Yes Yes
ANTIFUNGALS
     
Diflucan (fluconazole) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Gynazole 1 (butoconazole) Rx No Yes Yes
Gyne-lotrimin 3 or 7-day (clotrimazole) No Yes Yes
Monistat 1-day (miconzole,ticonazole) No Yes Yes
Monistat 3 or 7-day (miconazole) No Yes Yes
ANTIHISTAMINES / DECONGESTANTS / COUGH / COLD *
     
Allegra (fexofenadine) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Afrin nasal spray (oxymetazoline) No No No
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Yes Yes Yes
Chlor-trimeton (chlorpheniramine) Yes Yes Yes
Clarinex, Alavert (loratadine) Yes Yes Yes
Cough Drops Yes Yes Yes
Mucinex ( guaifenesin) Yes Yes Yes
Mucinex-D (guaifenesin+pseudoephedrine) No Yes Yes
Phenylephrine No No No
Robitussin Cough, Delsym (dextromethorphan) Yes Yes Yes
Robitussin CF cough & cold
(dextromethorphan + guaifenesin + phenylephrine)
No No No
Robitussin DM
(dextromethorphan + guaifenesin)
Yes Yes Yes
Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) No Yes Yes
Zicam Yes Yes Yes
Zyrtec (certirizine) Yes Yes Yes
ANTIVIRALS
     
Famvir (famcyclovir) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Valtrex (valcyclovir) Rx Yes Yes Yes
Zovirax (acyclovir) Rx Yes Yes Yes
LAXATIVES / STOOL SOFTENERS
     
Citrucel (methylecellulose powder) Yes Yes Yes
Colace (docusate sodium) Yes Yes Yes
Dulcolax Tablets (bisacodyl) Yes Yes Yes
Lactulose Rx Yes Yes Yes
Milk of Magnesia Yes Yes Yes
Miralax (PEG) Yes Yes Yes
Senokat (senna) Yes Yes Yes
PAIN / FEVER
     
Aleve (naproxen sodium) No Yes No
Aspirin (81 mg) Low Dose
ONLY if REC
If Prescribed
By Doctor
Motrin,Advil (ibuprofen) No Yes No
Tylenol (acetaminophen) Yes Yes Yes
Tylenol with codeine Rx Recommended Dose ONLY
TOPICAL CREAMS / OINTMENTS
     
Benadryl, hydrocortisone, caladryl Yes Yes Yes
Retin A No No No


*Any decongestants ending in PE contain phenylephrine should NOT be taken during pregnancy. Most decontestants ending in D contain pseudophedrine.