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.
Medicines to Avoid When Pregnant
List of medications to avoid when pregnant
Drug Use and Pregnancy
WebMD examines the use of drugs, alcohol, and caffeine in pregnancy, and their effects on the unborn child.
Safe OTC Rash Treatments to Use During Pregnancy
Safe OTC rash treatments to use 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.
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.
Facing Depression During Pregnancy
An important tool in fighting depression during pregnancy, antidepressants can help an expectant mother -- without hurting her unborn baby.
Toxins and Pregnancy
When you're expecting a baby, how vigilant do you need to be about possible toxins?
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?
Flu Shots and Pregnancy
Should pregnant women get a flu shot?
MS Profile: A Young Mother's Story
Pregnancy seems to slow the advance of MS in some women.
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?