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List of OB Drugs

Updated on August 12, 2011

OB Drug Guide

When studying for my CNA and while in nursing school, learning the OB drugs was something I won't forget.

There are many important drugs that are used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and it is important to know them if you're in the medical field. Because a pregnancy is a very fickle time in a woman's life, it's important that the medications are carefully considered, as a part of both the woman and the fetus' health.

If you're not in school for a medical profession, but you're just interested in what medications- prescription or over-the-counter- that you can take while pregnant, the following list will help you as well. If you're pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it's always a good idea to contact your OB/GYN for answers for specific questions, especially in regards to you and your health.

Below, you'll find lists of the antepartum, intrapartum, newborn, and postpartum OB drugs. I've included the generic name, trade name, and the classification of the drug.

Antepartum OB Drugs

Generic Name
Trade Name
Classification
Ca Gluconate
 
Electrolyte replacement
Celestone
Betamethosone
Steroid
Dinoprostone
Prostin E2
Prostaglandin
Hydralazine
Apresonline
Anthihypertensive
Lorazepam
Ativan
CNS agent
Magnesium Sulfate
 
Anticonvulsant
Methyldopa
Alsomet
Antihypertensive
Nifedipine
Procardia
Calcium-channel blocker
Ritodrine
Yutopar
Tocolytic
Terbutaline
Brethine
Tocolytic

Intrapartum OB Drugs

Generic Name
Trade Name
Classification
Bupivicane
Maricaine
Local anesthetic
Morphine Sulfate
Duramorph Morphine
Narcotic analgesic
Naproxen Sodium
Anaprox
Non-steriod anti-inflamatory
Oxycodone/Acetaminophen
Percocet
Combonation analgesic
Rho(D) Immune Globulin
Rhogam
Immunoglobulin

Newborn OB Drugs

Generic Name
Trade Name
Classification
Beractant
Survanta
Lung surfactant
Butorphanol
Stadol
Narcotic analgesic
Erythromycin 1% Ointment
 
Antibiotic
Fentanyl citrate
Sublimaze
Narcotic analgesic
Hep B vaccine
Recombivax HP
Vaccine
Meperidine
Demerol
Narcotic Analgesic
Misoprostol
Cytotec
Prostaglandin
Nalbupine
Nubain
Narcotic analgesic
Naloxone
Narcan
Narcotic antagonist
Oxytocin
Pitocin
Oxytoxic
Phytonadione
Aqua Mephyton
Vitamin K
Promethazine
Phenergan
Antiemetic
Xylocaine
 
Local anesthetic

Postpartum OB Drugs

Generic Name
Trade Name
Classification
Carboprost
Hemabate
Prostaglandin
Docusate Sodium
Colace
Stool softener
Ferrous sulfate
Feosol
Iron replacement
Ibuprofen
Motrin
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
Medroxyprogesterone acetate
Depoprovera
Progestin
Meurvax II
Rebella vaccine
Vaccine
Methylergonovine maleate
Methergine
Oxytocic
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