Medications in Pregnancy

Please check with your Doctor or Pharmacist before taking any medications – over the counter or prescription

Some commonly used medications include

  • Paracetamol (Panadol) and Panadeine are not known to be harmful in pregnancy (Category A)
  • Aspirin, Nurofen, Voltaren and Ibuprofen should not be taken unless prescribed by your obstetrician
  • Many antibiotics have no known harmful effects in pregnancy – these include antibiotics such as Amoxyl, Flucloxacillin, Keflex, and Augmentin
  • Antihistamines such as Polaramine and Restavit can be safely taken

Herbal Preparations

Most herbal preparations have not been tested to determine their safety in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is advisable that all patients contemplating the use of any herbal remedy during pregnancy or breastfeeding seek advice from their naturopath or by calling the Royal Women’s Hospital Drug Information Centre on 03 8345 3190

© Dr Sahar