If You are Pregnant, Think Before You Reach into the Medicine CabinetMany over-the-counter drugs (OTCs)—those available without a prescription from a doctor—may be harmful to your unborn baby.
During pregnancy, always talk to your doctor before using any medicines including OTCs:
The next time you have a headache, upset stomach, a cold or the flu, ask a health care professional which OTCs are safest for you and your baby before you reach into the medicine cabinet. If you are unsure, the Carolinas Poison Center may be able to help.
Call the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. Specialists in poison information are available 24 hours a day to answer questions about the use of medicines during pregnancy. Calls are free and confidential.
Call Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 if you have questions about taking medications while pregnant.