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what cough syrup can you take when pregnant

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Consult OB: I agree with your ob-gyn- no medicine unless mandtory during your first trimester. Dark brown honey is an excellent cough suppresant and quite soothin ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex or robitussin(aka guaifenisin) are safe in pregnancy, as is dextromethorphan. Avoid sudafed. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) throat lozenges, saile n ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes should be ok,: However, as always discuss with your doctor, to be sure.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Over the counter medicines, such as robitussin, nyquil, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are all safe during pregnancy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cough: I usually have my patients take regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) for their cough. Cough drops are perfectly safe as well, especially if your throat i ... Read More
A 27-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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Flu in pregnancy: Having influenza during pregnancy may cause problems with the fetus, so protection against "the flu" may be arguably better than having the full blown ... Read More
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A 28-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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Diphenhydramine has not shown to have any problems in pregnancy provided recommended doses are taken.
A female asked:
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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