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is vicks cough syrup safe during pregnancy

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Category C: It is a category C drug for pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend using it unless your physician tell you to take it.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Conrad De klerk
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Safety of meds: Flixonase is safe. Most oral meds aren't safe officially.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it's safe. : Godspeed on your pregnancy!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Benylin syrup: There are many varieties of "Benylin syrup", and most are OK to take in pregnancy, but before doing so, check with your OB provider for the appropriat ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yacon syrup: Is a syrup from Peru used for weight loss literature review showed that it is beneficial for premenopausal women Who are obese and with insulin resist ... Read More
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A 51-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 51-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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, but check with your OB as well.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cough mixture: Since it contains alcohol it is not recommended during pregnancy.
A 46-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. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: yes
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Should be: Vaporib is topical and should not have systemic effect. It should not harm the fetus.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robitussin (guaifenesin): And any of the cough drops like hall should be fine. However, consult your ob.
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A 37-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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In moderation. As with all meds, check with your doctor before taking
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wouldn't advise it: There is no way to reassure you that elderberry is safe during pregnancy, so it's best not to use it.
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A 37-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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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
20 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid: Plain Guaifenesin, the active ingredient in Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Robitussin, is pregnancy Class C. That means it has not been formally tested on ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Duarte
32 years experience Dermatology
ASK your OB!!: Anything you consider taking in pregnancy you should ask your ob.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Which one?: Most types, either decongestant, antihistaminic or steroids are category C, except budesonide steroid nasal spray is category B and saline nasal wash ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
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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