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Is it safe to take mucinex (guaifenesin) dm while pregnant?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pregnancy Category C: Pregnancy category c means animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. You should discuss it with your doctor whether taking it is a good idea.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Category C: Category a is safe. Category b likely safe, no evidence in humans. Category c is no evidence of harm in humans for sure but possible in animals. So there could be some risk.

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Is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) during pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Formulation: There are different formulations of Mucinex (guaifenesin) -- one which includes Guaifenesin alone (an expectorant); another called Mucinex (guaifenesin) d, which contains Guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine (decongestant); and Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, containing Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant. Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan are ok to use. Pseudoephedrine should not be taken in first trimester.

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