Can I take medicines during pregnancy?

Medicines should be used during pregnancy only when they’re needed. Many medicines can be taken while you are pregnant, but it’s important to check with your health professional first. Sometimes it’s possible to relieve symptoms without medicines.

At other times, it may be essential to continue using a medicine, such as when the medicine helps to manage a long-term condition like asthma, diabetes, depression, or seizures. Without the medicine, your health or your baby’s health could be put at risk.

There are some medicines that should be used with caution or avoided during pregnancy. You should always talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health professional about using medicines when you are pregnant.

Call the Medicines Line

If you are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, and have questions about medicines, speak to our pharmacists at Eden Rise Pharmacy or you can call the Medicines Line on 1300 633 424 or 1300 MEDICINE (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm AEST) for advice about medicines (prescription, over-the-counter and complementary).