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can u take nyquil while pregnant

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is ok: In general you want to avoid all medications during pregnancy that you don't have to take. The ingredients in nyquil are ok to take. But take for the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Talk to doctor: The ingredients in nyquil that are generally thought to be bad for an unborn baby are alcohol and dextromethorphan (dxm). These ingredients are, of co ... Read More
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Here's a link: Here's a link to drug info on a website dedicated to the prevention of birth defects. http://www.otispregnancy.org/otis-fact-sheets-s13037#1 you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not the best choice.: Talk to your gynecologist. Nyquil contains both alcohol & dextromethorphan (dxm) which are not good for your developing baby.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nyquil: None of the components of nyquil are contraindicated in pregnancy, but it seems the alcohol in the medicine is what ob's must object to.
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Dr. Luis Taylor
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No. Nyquil is: FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether dextromethorphan and doxylamine will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor' ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It would be safe to take that during pregnancy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, read the label: No it is not. If you read the label there is a huge amount of alcohol in those products not conducive to your fetus and pregnancy. I have often wonder ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
I would not: Nyquil usually has acetaminophen, and antihistamine and dextromethorphan. Two of these three drugs you do not need while you are pregnant. The usual n ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: This is safe, good wishes.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ok, but be cautious: read the labels and instructions carefully, don't exceed recommended dosage, if no improvement see your doctor
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