Safe OTC Cold and Flu Treatment to Use During Pregnancy

Medically Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD on August 09, 2022
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These over-the-counter cold and flu 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.

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Actifed
  • Saline nasal drops or spray
  • Sudafed
  • Tylenol Sinus
  • Tylenol Cold and Flu
  • Warm salt/water gargle

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