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Safe OTC Constipation Treatments to Use During Pregnancy

These over-the-counter constipation meds have no known harmful effects during pregnancy when you take them according to the package directions. If you want to know about the safety of any other meds, contact your doctor.

  • Colace (docusate sodium)
  • Metamucil(psyllium)

Check with your doctor before taking any medicines during your pregnancy. Be especially cautious in the first trimester, a crucial time for your baby's development.

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on June 11, 2014

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