Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Directory
During pregnancy, it's very important to know which medications, both OTC and prescription, are safe. Women with chronic conditions such as epilepsy or MS should discuss this with their doctors prior to becoming pregnant if possible. Even vitamins and supplements should be evaluated by your doctor to be sure they are safe for your baby. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how drugs and medications can affect mother and baby during pregnancy.
Taking Medicine During Pregnancy
Some medications can be dangerous during pregnancy. Here's a list from WebMD of safe medications during pregnancy and a look at the use of natural -- or alternative -- therapies when a woman is pregnant.
Safe OTC Constipation Treatments to Use During Pregnancy
Safe constipation treatments to take during pregnancy
Drug Use and Pregnancy
WebMD examines the use of drugs, alcohol, and caffeine in pregnancy, and their effects on the unborn child.
Medicines During Pregnancy-Overview
Doctors usually tell women to avoid medicines during pregnancy,if possible,especially during the first 3 months. That is when a baby’s organs form. But sometimes you have to take medicine to treat a health problem,such as high blood pressure or asthma. Before prescribing any medicine,your doctor or nurse-midwife will look at whether the risk of taking medicine is higher than the risk of ...
Taking Medication While Pregnant
Drugs can often ensure safer pregnancies than if illnesses are left untreated, but just to play it safe, know what drugs are off limits.
Is It Safe to Use Acne Medication During Pregnancy?
Yes, you can use acne drugs during your pregnancy -- but only if you use the right kinds. What's safe and not safe for your unborn baby?
Can I take prenatal vitamins when I'm not pregnant?
Toxins and Pregnancy
When you're expecting a baby, how vigilant do you need to be about possible toxins?
Flu Shots and Pregnancy
Should pregnant women get a flu shot?
Vaccines and Pregnancy: Before, During, After
Which vaccines do you need before, during, and after pregnancy?
Should Pregnant Women Get the Flu Shot?
Should a pregnant woman get a flu shot?
MS Profile: A Young Mother's Story
Pregnancy seems to slow the advance of MS in some women.
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