All medication, whether prescribed or available over the counter, may pass through the placenta to your growing baby. Always check with your midwife, doctor or pharmacist before taking or applying anything.

Pain Relief Paracetamol +/- Codeine, Eg. Panadol, Panadeine Or Equivalent
Cough Suppressant Benadryl Or Duratuss
Constipation All Laxatives Are Safe, Eg Metamucil, Fybogel
Heartburn All Antacids Are Safe, Eg. Mylanta, Gaviscon, Rennie
Vaginal Thrush Vaginal Creams & Pessaries, Eg. Canesten, Nilstat, Monistat
Haemorrhoids All Creams Are Safe, Proctosedyl, Rectinol
Anti-Histamines Older Ones Are Known To Be Safe, Eg. Polaramine, Phenergen
Throat Lozenges All Are Safe, Eg. Strepsile, Difflam
Iron Tablets All Are Safe But May Cause Constipation
Vitamin Supplements Elevit Or Blackmore’S Pregnancy And Breastfeeding Tablets
Antibiotics Amoxil And Keflex Are Commonly Prescribed And Are Safe
Nasal Sprays Temporary Relief Of Congestion, Eg. Saline, Sinex, Drixine
Dermatitis/Skin Rash Hydrocortisone Cream, Eg Sigmacort
Dental / Minor Surgical Procedures Local Anaesthetics Are Safe
Other Medications If In Doubt, Telephone The Doctor To Check