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is theraflu safe to take while pregnant

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are several types of theraflu, so it is difficult say. Generally, anything with "tylenol (acetaminophen)" in the name is considered safe, even ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely: You should always ask your own doctor, but the ingredients in theraflu are generally safe during pregnancy.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need to talk to OB!: Good evening, cold will get better within seven days with or without any medication. If you are suffering from fever, it should be ok to take fever ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberto Prieto-Harris
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Theraflu has a combination of medications on it. One of them , pseuephedrine, may lower the blood supply to the fetus. It's better just to take plain ... Read More
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A 53-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.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes, but not much.: Maternal use of standard otc doses of Robitussin-DM when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes it is. The formulation with doxylamine may also help with morning sickness.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably safe: Zzzquil basically contains diphenhydramine (benadryl) and alcohol. Diphenhydramine is categorized as a class B drug for pregnant women (May be accept ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid using Theraflu: Theraflu contains phenylephrine and chlorpheniramine that may interfere with breast milk supply. Avoid using other antihistamines and decongestants ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics are generally considered safe to take while pregnant.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Phenylephrine is in a lot of cold formulas and over the counter medications. Unfortunately, it can decrease the blood flow to the uterus which can de ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Orr is a cephalosporin and that class of antibiotic is safe whe pregnant.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is a completely safe medication in pregnancy. There is no evidence of harm to the baby. Paracetamol is the same medication as Acetaminophen or ty ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If not allergic it is one of the safe antibiotics.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Acetaminophen (tylenol) is your friend during pregnancy. You can take up to 4 g per day. This equates to 2 extra strength tablets 4 times per day.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Sudafed is commonly used for swollen nasal tissue in pregnancy, or "rhinitis of pregnancy". Be careful with it if you have high blood pressure or anx ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It's safe. Just take it at the recommended dosage. Best wishes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M Gray-Swain
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, h ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but...: We do try to avoid narcotics when we can. Vicodin has a narcotic and tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. The narcotic does get to the baby a bit. Babies b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Up to Your OB: and you. There is a risk to your baby, but to determine if that risk is small or large should be based on your discussion with OB.
A member asked:
Dr. John Tramont
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The ingredients in nauzene are generally ok in pregnancy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Generally, ACE inhibitors like Enalapril are not recommended in pregnancy due to some adverse animal studies and very limited human studies. Most blo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Antidepressants may be used in pregnancy for patients who need to be treated. The most common medications are selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor ... Read More
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