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I'm 34wks pregnant. Is it ok to take halls cough drops? It's been about two weeks and I've been taking Zantac (ranitidine) for a week so it's not r/t my heartburn.

I'm 34wks pregnant. Is it ok to take halls cough drops? It's been about two weeks and I've been taking Zantac (ranitidine) for a week so it's not r/t my heartburn.

IMHO, Yes: Halls cough drops should be perfectly safe in pregnancy, unless you had some unusual sensitivity to one of the ingredients. If you took them before you were pregnant, they should be fine now. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can pregnant women take cough drops?

Can pregnant women take cough drops?

Yes: Most cough drops are just candy. Check the label to see if there is actually any medication, and if so check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

Depends: There are some medications that you shouldn't take, like decongestants, if you are pregnant. A good cough medicine is plain old honey. It will coat the throat, is safe to use often, and tastes better. ...Read more

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I'm 32weeks pregnant and fighting a cold for three days already can I take cough drops?

I'm 32weeks pregnant and fighting a cold for three days already can I take cough drops?

Yes: Cough drops are fine to take. You also want to make sure that you stay hydrated with plenty of fluids, soups and tea. ...Read more

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Ricola cough drop contains herb mixture elder horehound hyssop etc I had one is this going to hurt my baby? Is it ok to take these while pregnant?

Ricola cough drop contains herb mixture elder horehound hyssop etc I had one is this going to hurt my baby? Is it ok to take these while pregnant?

Most consider fine: There is some evidence that Elder, Hyssop and Horehound ingestion could be of concern during pregnancy but to be honest, many OB's recommend Ricola drops, due to the marginal amounts of the aforementioned herbs in the drops. If you are concerned why not reach out to your OB. ...Read more

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I am 24 w eeks pregnant I am getting a terrible cold what can I take... Am I allowed to take cold ease or alka seltzer or cough drops or anything!?!?!

I am 24 w eeks pregnant I am getting a terrible cold what can I take... Am I allowed to take cold ease or alka seltzer or cough drops or anything!?!?!

Yes: There are quite a few things you can take. Of course, drinking lots of water is more important and right after that, getting a lot of rest. You can take plain sudafed after 1st trimester, plain robitussin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) cough drops are okay. Benedryl and guanfenisin are also okay. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take cough drops? I have a really bad cough that has been keeping me up at night.

I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take cough drops? I have a really bad cough that has been keeping me up at night.

Meds in pregnancy: It depends on what the cough drops contain. Typical OTC cough drops may contain a mild local anesthetic along with the candy-like drop. This is probably okay in small doses. Please consult your OB for more recommendations and to make sure the cough is not asthma or other new condition. ...Read more

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Can I take cough drops during pregnancy? I'm 30 weeks and I have a sore throat.

Can I take cough drops during pregnancy? I'm 30 weeks and I have a sore throat.

Pregnancy: Why are you coughing? Is it post nasal drip, reflux, asthma, drainage, etc...? Before self-medicating at 30 weeks why not get it checked out to make sure it isn't anything significant and the less you put in your body for the next 6-10 weeks is best for your baby. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat cough drops while pregnant for a cold?

Is it ok to eat cough drops while pregnant for a cold?

Cough drops: Depends on the active ingredients as well as the quantity consumed. Once you know the active ingredients you can re-ask the question here if you like and get a more complete answer ...Read more

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Is it ok to suck on menthol cough drops while pregnant?

Is it ok to suck on menthol cough drops while pregnant?

Otherwise: Otherwise there would be a warning sign. And menthol has been around for many years. Therefore there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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Are cough drops bad for you when your pregnant or trying to become pregnant?

Are cough drops bad for you when your pregnant or trying to become pregnant?

Cough: Not necessarily but always err on the side of caution. Carefully read the ingredients and be sure none of them are contraindicated in pregnancy. If there is ever a question please consult your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true? I'm pregnant I had one please help

I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true? I'm pregnant I had one please help

Don't worry: One cough drop is not going to hurt your baby. However, give them away to someone who is not pregnant and try some hot honey and lemonade tea instead for these months. ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant, will cough drops hurt my baby?

27 weeks pregnant, will cough drops hurt my baby?

Talk to OB: Take ones with more natural ingredients. Always best to talk to you OB before you take anything. ...Read more

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Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Some really safe: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant with a sore throat can I use Ricola cough drops without hurting the baby?

I am 11 weeks pregnant with a sore throat can I use Ricola cough drops without hurting the baby?

Get checked.: It is important to get checked to be sure that you don't have strep throat. If you do, it must be treated to prevent complications for you and your baby. Call doc or get seen for it. Ricola is fine. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I have a cold. I took Claritin, saline nasal spray and cough drops. Now my temperature is 99.3 f. And I feel tiredness.

I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I have a cold. I took Claritin, saline nasal spray and cough drops. Now my temperature is 99.3 f. And I feel tiredness.

Less is better: Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume. Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey,
hot steam showers, Cold- Eze Lozenges, Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM 1-2 tsp. Every 4-6 hrs as needed. Claritin is safe, but not mandatory. ...Read more

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Can I take cough drops (halls) for my old while I'm on warfarin?

Can I take cough drops (halls) for my old while I'm on warfarin?

Yes: There will be no problems with this type of otc cough drop. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops. L have diabetes. Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.

Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops. L have diabetes. Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.

There should not be: Too much sugar in the cough drop to affect your diabetes but if you have a viral illness which necessitates the use of cough drops there could be an affect on your diabetes from the infection. As long as you monitor your sugars closely there should be no danger. ...Read more

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Packaging of 9.1mg Menthol cough drops says I can take 1 drop every 2 hours. Is this the maximum amount I can safely have?

Packaging of 9.1mg Menthol cough drops says I can take 1 drop every 2 hours. Is this the maximum amount I can safely have?

A Drop In The Bucket: Maybe they're worried about too much sugar, unless they are sugarless. In that case, maybe worried about too much Eucalyptus (menthol)--tell that to the Indian chief in his sweat lodge! So, I really don't see a problem unless you're chewing them down by the dozens, which will defeat their rather meager purpose. All-in-all I'd say you could take a few more than that as long as you don't mind your breath ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more