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Can I Take Robitussin While Pregnant
Not recommended: Robitussin (guaifenesin) is a risk category c for use during pregnancy. This means there are insufficient human studies to determine risk to the fetus, however animals studies show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. This drug should be used only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. You should speak with your obgyn doctor prior to use. Check out safefetus.Com for other questions. ...Read more
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
Don't use: Robitussin (guaifenesin) contains Guaifenesin which is an expectorant intended to help liquify mucus. It is Pregnancy Category C "Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done." There is little evidence that expectorants are really effective. Best advice to avoid all medication if possible, especially 1st trimester ...Read more
Ask your OB: U should be asking all these ?S to yoru OB as yoru OB has specific meds that they will recommend usually that should be safe but ask your ob. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and have a cold. Is it ok for me to take nyquil or robitussin (guaifenesin). I do not have any health problems or at risk for any. ?
Yes, but not much.: Maternal use of standard otc doses of robitussin dm when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. Dextromethorphan should be avoided during pregnancy, though, due to its respiratory depressant and potential addictive effects on the mother-fetus unit. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but check with your OB as well. ...Read more
Ask your OB doctor.: Every patient has her own unique medical situation. Most cold medicines have either phenylephrine or Pseudoephedrine for congestion relief. Either of these may have an adverse effect on your blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is an all too common problem of pregnancy. Please ask your obstetrician about your specific needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If really needed : While you can use that medication while pregnant you should not take any medication unless necessary and you know you tolerate it. Any illness while pregnant you be taken seriously and the best course is to see a medical provider to ensure nothing more serious. A good lung exam can help confirm the cough is just bronchitis or even post nasal drip vs pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dextromethorphan: Assigned to pregnancy category c by fda. Animal studies show evidence of teratogenicity. Dm only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. But, "…safety of dm in pregnancy : results of a controlled study" (done 2001) concluded :… study fails to show dm use during pregnancy increases rates of major malformations above expected baseline rate of 1% to 3%. Ask ob's opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 6mnths pregnant and I have cough and cold can I take Robitussin and tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Yes: Always good to check with your doctor first, but ok. ...Read more
I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?
My Dr. prescribed me Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF, with proair (albuterol sulfate) inhaler, along with guaiatussin AC syrup. Are these okay to take 6-9wks pregnant?
Ask your doctor: Never take any medications without asking your doctor. ...Read more
I am 8 weeks pregnant and have a bad cold. Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm and Robitussin at the same time?
Yes: Yes, under the direction of your doctor. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and have sore throat, mucus, and aches. Probably just a cold. What medicine is safe to take besides tylenol (acetaminophen)? Robitussin?
The most important: Thing is monitoring your situation including fever , chills, coughing up purulent sputum , difficulty swallowing etc. In such situation , see your doc. If symptoms are getting better and as you say it is just a cold , tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptom control and some lozenges would be just fine ...Read more
I am 33 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM max? I ave a runny nose and cough/congestion. When i cough the right side of my torso hurts.
No: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contains alcohol, which while it is not in a large amount, can be significant if you are taking even recommended doses every 4 hours or so. There is no amount of alcohol considered safe in pregnancy, so i would ask your pharmacist for an alcohol-free cough medication safe in pregnancy. The other stuff in it are dextromethorphan and antihistamines. Your OB is your first/best advisor. ...Read more
No: At least not that i've ever heard of! ...Read more
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