A member asked:

I just found out i'm pregnant at around 6 weeks and have a horrible cough/cold. is delsyum safe to take this earlier? i also take unisom to sleep.

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary answered

Specializes in Urgent Care

Studies show that dextromethorphan and benadryl appear to be safe during pregnancy but all drugs should be avoided unless absolutely necessary during pregnancy, especially before 12 wks. Full history and exam by an MD. Fever can be dangerous during pregnancy and you should be examined. I would try a humidifier, nasal saline rinses to alleviate symptoms. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2517.html

Answered Nov 5, 2016



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