Medication List for OB Patients

Now that you are pregnant you need to be as careful about your intake of medicines (prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal). During the early part of your pregnancy we want you to be especially careful about medicines. From the day you miss your period until 8 weeks later (12th menstrual week) your baby is undergoing “organogenesis,” transforming from cells into a miniature human. During this period you may take acetaminophen (Tylenol) as needed without special permission (and you should definitely take it for fever!). You also may take medicines “pre-approved” during discussions with us prior to your pregnancy. However, before taking other medicines, we’d like you to ask us for approval at your appointment, by phone, or via email.

After 12 weeks (when your baby will basically be growing and maturing) many over-the- counter medicines for minor ailments are considered safe. Brand names or “store” brands equivalent to these medicines are acceptable. Call us for further instructions if your symptoms do not improve.


Pain or fever – Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Cold, allergy, and sinus problems:

     Antihistamines such as Benadryl, Claritin, Allegra, and Zyrtec are fine, antihistamines with a decongestant such as Claritin-D, Allegra-D, and Zyrtec-D are fine. Combo meds such as Tylenol Cold and Sinus Daytime or Nighttime are fine.

     Mucinex-DM might be the best long-acting OTC anti-cough medicine. Or you can use Robitussin and Robitussin DM for cough. Avoid products with ibuprofen.

Constipation – Miralax taken nightly can be an excellent first choice. Fiber product such as Metamucil, Citrucel, Fibercon, Perdiem are very safe. Add a stool softener such as Colace, or even a mild laxative such as Senokot as needed. 

Indigestion – Tums, Rolaids, and Mylanta are fine. Zantac, Pepcid, Prilosec, and Protonix are fine.

Hemorrhoids – Preparation H, Anusol

Diarrhea – Kaopectate, Immodium, or Pepto-Bismol

Insomnia – Tylenol PM or Unisom

Contact us if you have problems not relieved with over-the-counter medicines or symptoms that commonly require prescription medicines!


It is with pleasure that we welcome you to our practice. Please enjoy a short tour of our office.
Roswell ObGyn is excited and proud to announce that our Certified Nurse Midwives had a C-section rate of 9.35% from June 2015-May 2016 out of 876 patients that they cared for. Compare that to the national average which is 32%. We hope this emphasizes our commitment to minimizing primary C-section rates for the health and safety of both mothers and babies!

Alpharetta OB/GYN

Our Alpharetta office address is 11975 Morris Road, Ste 200 Alpharetta, GA 30005
Roswell Ob/gyn
11975 Morris Road, Ste 200 Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: (770) 751-3600