Safe OTC Medications for Pregnant Women

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Women’s Clinic of Johnson County is here for all of your pregnancy’s ups and downs.

Before getting pregnant, many don’t realize that some of the most commonly used over-the-counter medications can pass directly through the placenta and harm the baby. For example, some cough and cold medications contain alcohol that you should avoid in pregnancy. In addition, you should exercise caution when using herbs and homeopathic remedies such as chamomile, which may cause uterine contractions.

Over-the-Counter Medications for Obstetrics Patients

Below is a list of some over-the-counter medications that can be taken without consulting your doctor.