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Medications To Avoid During Pregnancy | Prenatal Safety

Medication questions are some of the most common questions we get from patients, family members, and even other health care professionals. It is very important to speak with an OB/GYN regarding your specific medication questions of prenatal safety as some areas are not black and white.

Below is a typical, non-inclusive, list of medications that should be avoided during pregnancy. However, prenatal safety profiles are constantly being modified as new research and information is available.


Not all antibiotics are bad during pregnancy. Typically medications in the family of fluoroquinolones or tetracyclines are avoided.

Examples of these are Cipro and Doxycycline respectively.

Pain Relief


If you are concerned you may be on an unsafe blood pressure medication, call your doctor right away and switch to something that is safer to use during pregnancy

Anti-seizure medications

Blood thinners



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