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what can i take for cough while breastfeeding

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berg
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan).: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) has an expectorant (guaifenesin) which will help loosen any mucus trapped in the chest and a cough s ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Safe Options: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Codeine& milk: Codeine is not prohibited during breast feeding but excess sedation in your baby may occur. Watch out for this! Taking the dose immediately AFTER nu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Zantac (ranitidine): Zantac (ranitidine).
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
Breast feeding meds : Most stool softeners and laxatives are safe. Drinking more liquids., eating more fruits and veggies and getting an ample supply of fiber will help ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamine: In general, allegra, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and Claritin are considered "probably safe" to take during lactation. You should talk to your pediatr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
I would recommend: Water for two reasons. One, it is a great way to free up congestion and two, you know its safe. Guaifenisin is suppose to be safe, but i would try to ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: according to my reference Epocrates. Robitussin (guaifenesin) would be OK to take for your cough. A better choice may be to go see your primary care ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeoffrey Wolens
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You can take Amoxicillin while nursing. It is one of the safest antibiotics to take while breastfeeding.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Correct diagnosis: How do you know that you have sinusitis? You could have rhinitis only or even if you have a rhino-sinusitis, the etiology is usually viral. You need ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Menchell
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma/breastfeeding: Most asthma medications are considered safe in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Inhaled steroids and bronchodilators do not reach significant levels ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most OTC medications: If you want to use a medication, sudafed, mucinex, Robitussin and tylenol (acetaminophen) are generally considered safe. Avoid Ibuprofen aleve and as ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: When you are pregnant , you are under the care of your ob/gyn, you need to check with your OB what is allowed and what is not recommended.In general, ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Most...: ...Asthma medications are safe to take while breastfeeding.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Your medication should be ok. If you have a sinus infection with thick stringy mucous , the homeopathic remedy kali bichromicum will also help immense ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several choices: Increasing fiber in the diet will reduce the risk of constipation occuring. Fiber laxatives or supplements are safe, as are stool softeners, milk of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Please : Please provide a list of the medications you are taking. Also you can call your doctor or ask your pharmacist what is safe to take for the symptoms yo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
36 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the cause: If you have a pretty bad sore throat associated with fever, red throat, rash, or other symptoms, see your doctor. If it is just a scratchy sore throa ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Most antibiotics are safe while breastfeeding, but some are not. Make sure the prescribing physician knows you are breastfeeding. If you have a concer ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Fluconazole: But Lamisil (terbinafine) at twice daily may work just fine and have less effect on your breast milk.
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