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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

Nausea

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

Anthistamines

Heartburn, Indigestion, Gas

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

Decongestants

Cough/Colds

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

Insomnia

Yeast Infections

Benadryl (for occasional use only)Monistat 3 or 7

Hemorrhoids

Toothache

Preparation H, TucksExtra Strength Tylenol

Diarrhea

Constipation

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

Dr. Kate Carey

Genesee Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology is pleased to welcome Dr. Katelyn Carey to our practice.

Dr. Carey will be available to see patients as of September 7, 2021. Dr. Carey is a full time Obstetrician-Gynecologist, pending board certification

Please call our office at 585-641-0399 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carey.

Meet Dr. Carey

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