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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Cough Medicine While Breastfeeding

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Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

A few ideas for you: You can take a product with dextromethorphan if you need to, but don't ignore simple remedies like a couple teaspoon of honey, throat lozenges. If your cough is quite bad, you have fever or chest pain, or if you have any difficulty breathing, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Yes: Usually the magic mouthwash contains a combination of meds treating numerous symptoms. Antibactierial agent, antifungal product, numbing gel, etc. Taking a cough medicine should not be contraindicated or have adverse effect. ...Read more

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Why when I take cough medicine, I later notice that my acne improves. Coincidence?

Why when I take cough medicine, I later notice that my acne improves. Coincidence?

Side effect: Many cough medications have a drug in them to help dry your airways. These medications may also dry your skin an help to reduce the amount of oil and bacteria on your skin and mildly improve your acne. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol due to additive sedating effect. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with milk?

Can i take cough medicine with milk?

Milk: Milk makes mucus which could be causing an increase in your coughing so i wouldnt recommend taking cough medicine with milk. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with nyquil?

Can i take cough medicine with nyquil?

Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much dextromethorophan. ...Read more

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Due to a condition with my lungs I am coughing to the point of tears, i take Xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and anxiety. Can i take cough medicine with my xanax (alprazolam)?

Due to a condition with my lungs I am coughing to the point of tears, i take Xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and anxiety. Can i take cough medicine with my xanax (alprazolam)?

Try Delsym (dextromethorphan): Try delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex), take 2 teaspoonful (10 ml or cc) every 12 hours and if cough gets worse or does not resolve in about 1 week see your doctor for evaluation and care. Hope you feel better soon. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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