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OBGYN Services

Safe Medications for Pregnant Women

Your obstetrician from Genesee Valley OB/GYN will review any medications you are currently taking to decide what is safe to continue taking during pregnancy. Some medications and herbal supplements can increase your chance of birth defects, and your doctor will review any medication you may need to stop taking if you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, allergy medicine, and cold medicines are generally safe to take, while aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided.

Approved Over-the-Counter Medications During Pregnancy

Before you start or stop any medicine, it is always best to speak with the doctor who is caring for you while you are pregnant.

Pain Medication


Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Extra Strength Tylenol DO NOT USE: Aspirin, Motrin, Advil (Ibuprofen), Aleve (unless specifically by your healthcare provider)Try small frequent meals. Ginger Ale, Vitamin B6, Sea Bands Sweet fruit syrup from canned fruits, i.e. pears/peaches


Heartburn, Indigestion, Gas

Zyrtec, Claritin, Benadryl, DimetappMaalox, Mylanta, Zantac, Pepcid AC, Tums, Rolaids



Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), Robitussin CF, Tylenol Cold and Sinus, Actifed, DimetappRobitussin (cough)


Yeast Infections

Benadryl (for occasional use only)Monistat 3 or 7



Preparation H, TucksExtra Strength Tylenol



Imodium AD or Kaopectate BRAT Diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast)Increase fluid intake, Colace, Metamucil

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COVID-19 Update

Telemedicine visits are now available. Please call our office at (585) 641-0399 to book your appointment, or request an appointment online today!

Genesee Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.

If you are or your anyone in your family is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or have travelled outside the country recently (in the last 14 days), please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (585) 641-0399.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control

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