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Is it safe to take robitussin during pregnancy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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
Dr. Daniel Maddox
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
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
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Bowen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 54 years experience
No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Formulation: There are different formulations of Mucinex (guaifenesin) -- one which includes Guaifenesin alone (an expectorant); another called Mucinex (guaifenesi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin) in pregnancy: Yes. In a limited and for a short term.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Read directions : The dose is listed directly on the bottle under directions. It states "sustained release formulation: 600 to 1200 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Category C Med: Gestational studies have not shown any negative effects on fetal development when used at regular doses. There are not enough studies to move the med ... Read More