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Can I Take Tussin Dm While Pregnant
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
No: There have been studies that show that honey works significantly better than cough / cold preparations. They do not work. My favorite thing to do for congestion or cough is simply saline to rinse out your sinuses, or the neil med sinus rinse which goes up and over to wash out your sinuses, but don't any of the otc cough/ cold stuff it just makes you worse. ...Read more
I took the recommended dosage of tussin dm about 3 hours ago. Is it okay for me to take nyquil to help me sleep?
Yes- what symptoms?: Aleve (naproxen) d cold/sinus contains Naproxen (for pain/fever), Pseudoephedrine (nasal/sinus decongestant) limit 2 tablets/day. Swallow whole. Tussin dm liquid contains Guaifenesin /dextromethorpan (work together to suppress cough) limit 8 tablespoonsfull/day. It is safe to take these together depending on your symptoms. These are adult doses. See physician if symptoms worsen/persist for more than 7 days. ...Read more
How likely is it for weight loss from a very dry cough of one week? Lost 7 lbs didn't take any meds at first but now taking wal tussin DM.
A weight loss of 7 pounds: In such a short time is bad news. Please see a Physician ...Read more
I take zoloft nightly (12 am)and just took tussin dm (2 pm) will I be okay? I take 50 mg zoloft and 10 ml of the cough syrup. Worried about seratonin
Absolutely: Dextromethophan is a cough suppressant but using too much can lead to many side effects including breathing problems, visual changes, blood pressure changes, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizzyness, convulsions, hallucinations, and more serious ones like coma in heavy doses. Minimize use following the label directions. If a cough persists, see a doctor. ...Read more
Can be abused by som:
It has been abused by some due to dextromethorphan ingredient and can not be used in children less than 2 years age and needs to be used with caution in children as it can be toxic if used excessively
it shuld only be used for short periods and not in asthmatics and smokers cough for long periods. ...Read more
I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am I alright to drink some beers tonight?
So I took Q tussin DM for cough I experienced itching and rash afterwards could medicine have caused it? Second time using and never happened before.
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
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Probably, but ask your OB first.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but check with your OB as well. ...Read more
Cough: It is ok to take Robitussin-DM during the first trimester. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm during pregnancy? I know it is a category-c a simple yes or no answer would be great
Category C: Means there is no simple yes or no answer. Risks and benefits need to be weighed. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 19 weeks pregnant and took robotussin dm about 4 hours ago. Can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help me sleep so I can actually get some decent sleep?
Which Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan)?: There is one for night time, which contains antihistamine, doxylamine, so Benadryl (diphenhydramine) then would be an extra dose, you need to be careful. Or the other Robitussin max strength DM, which doesn't contain an antihistaminic, then it shouldn't be a problem with the antihistaminic, read the labels carefully, also read about warnings with pregnancy, good luck ...Read more
I am 35 weeks pregnant & have a dry non productive cough, sore throat & sore chest can I take musinex dm & cepacol at the same time?
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