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A 33-year-old member asked:

33 week preg. modrate dry cough(no mucus) and stuffy nose. cough give me stomoc pain, dr. priscribe me codeine/promethazine syrup 5ml 3times/day is ok?

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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Most likely safe...: It is always hard to gauge how safe a medication is during pregnancy. Both of the drugs you mentioned are class c which is defined as drugs that have not been shown to be harmful to fetuses, but data is limiting; use if benefits outweigh potential risks. I guess i would ask how bad was your stomach pain from the cough. If it wasn't too bad, i wouldn't take anything (the safest alternative).
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