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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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Can i get pregnant while taking Mucinex if I am on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and if yes how long should I refrain from having sex without a condom?

Can i get pregnant while taking Mucinex if I am on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and if yes how long should I refrain from having sex without a condom?

Very unlikely.: It is doubtful that Mucinex (guaifenesin) will interfere with your oral contraception. Good question, however, as some antibiotics especially can affect the efficacy of your pill. ...Read more

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Can i take Claritin and Mucinex together while pregnant? Hello, I am 5 months pregnant and i took Claritin and Mucinex together. I took Claritin at 9:00pm and Mucinex at 12:30am. I really need to know if i hurt my baby? I am scared and don't know if i h

Can i take Claritin and Mucinex together while pregnant? Hello, I am 5 months pregnant and i took Claritin and Mucinex together. I took Claritin at 9:00pm and Mucinex at 12:30am. I really need to know if i hurt my baby? I am scared and don't know if i h

I : I can understand your fear, however the best thing for you and your baby is for you to relax and move on from here. The likelihood that any damage was done to your baby is very slim. Claritin is considered a pregnancy category b drug; this means that animal studies have not shown any risk to a fetus, therefore doctors consider drugs in this category to be considered safe and prescribe them all the time. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is considered a class c drug which means that animal studies have shown adverse effect on the fetus, however these are usually an issue when a large amount of the drug is used or the drug is used over an extended period of time. Regardless, many doctors prescribe drugs in this category because the benefits from use outweigh any potential risk to the fetus. Also keep in mind that these studies are usually in fetus that are very early (first trimester). At 5 months all your baby's major organs are developed and should not be affected by a class c drug. Lastly, i used category c drugs while pregnant as well as given them to my patients, and I have not seen one bad outcome from it. Your baby will be just fine. If you ever want to know which medications you can take don't hesitate to contact your doctor. Best of luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnant it safe to take mucinex-d .?

I am 34 weeks pregnant it safe to take mucinex-d .?

No: The collaborative perinatal project reported 197 first-trimester exposures to guaifenesin. Fourteen malformations were reported for a relative risk not significantly different from 1.0. In a review of 229, 101 deliveries to michigan medicaid patients, 141 first-trimester exposures to Guaifenesin and 349 exposures anytime during pregnancy were recorded. A total of 9 birth defects were reported with. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max day & night safe to take in pregnancy?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max day & night safe to take in pregnancy?

Ask your Ob/Gyn: The Mucinex (guaifenesin) has Guiafenesin which is pregnancy C you should take this if your OB says it is Ok. Don't experiment on your own. ...Read more

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I gave my kid mucinex, and whipped her mouth. A few mins later I gave her a kiss on the mouth and tasted it. If I am pregnant, could it harm the baby?

I gave my kid mucinex, and whipped her mouth. A few mins later I gave her a kiss on the mouth and tasted it. If I am pregnant, could it harm the baby?

Relax: Even if you took the full dose of the med yourself there are no controlled studies in humans that show a risk to the fetus.An exposure as you describe is insignificant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm while pregnant?

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

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Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more