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is it safe to take robitussin during pregnancy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
FDA CAT C: It is fda pregnancy category c which means there isn’t certainty about the impact on a fetus. I would discuss it with your obstetrician to help determ ... Read More
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ask your OB doctor.: Every patient has her own unique medical situation. Most cold medicines have either phenylephrine or Pseudoephedrine for congestion relief. Either of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Dextromethorphan: Assigned to pregnancy category c by fda. Animal studies show evidence of teratogenicity. Dm only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit ou ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Maddox
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes!: Currently available information fails to identify any specific increase in risk to mother or baby from this agent used during pregnancy.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is generally considered to be safe during pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown a problem; howeve ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't use: Robitussin (guaifenesin) contains Guaifenesin which is an expectorant intended to help liquify mucus. It is Pregnancy Category C "Use with caution if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably: Probably. Read below. http://www.obgynvirginia.com/obgyn_Services/obstetrical/safe-medications-pregnancy.php
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Bowen
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
DM is better: Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan (also know asrobitussin dm) may be replaced with a Codeine based anti-tussive if it is prescribed by yo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cough: I usually have my patients take regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) for their cough. Cough drops are perfectly safe as well, especially if your throat i ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Formulation: There are different formulations of Mucinex (guaifenesin) -- one which includes Guaifenesin alone (an expectorant); another called Mucinex (guaifenesi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Mucinex (guaifenesin) in pregnancy: Yes. In a limited and for a short term.
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