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what can I take for cough while breastfeeding

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berg
29 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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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Dr. Alison Stuebe
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tylenol (acetaminophen)...: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are safe in breastfeeding. Pseudoephedrine lowers milk production, so it's not a great choice. Antihistamines li ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Codeine is one drug that is actually concentrated in breast milk and may cause problems in the baby
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 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 male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Source of the cough: Your wife can use regular dextromethorphan without codeine over the counter, however, first she needs to see a MD to find out why she has a nagging c ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Suggestions: Sudafed and afrin are safe decongestants, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nasal steroids ok for allergy symptoms. Honey is a good cough suppressant. O ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Is nose congested?: You might want to start with post nasal drip care: nondrowsy antihistamine and decongestants or corticosteroid nasal sprays (ex. Nasonex/flonase). If ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
OTC antihistamines: When you are breastfeeding, you can generally take meds that were allowed during your pregnancy. You may be able to take over-the-counter antihistamin ... Read More
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