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Can you take nyquil while pregnant. I just found out i'm pregnant and i'm sick can I take it? Or what's best for me to take while pregnant and sick?

Can you take nyquil while pregnant. I just found out i'm pregnant and i'm sick can I take it? Or what's best for me to take while pregnant and sick?

Here's a link: Here's a link to drug info on a website dedicated to the prevention of birth defects. http://www.otispregnancy.org/otis-fact-sheets-s13037#1 you can look up each ingredient of an otc med to assess safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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If pregnant with a bad cold can I take one nyquil pill ?

If pregnant with a bad cold can I take one nyquil pill
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Yes: Its fine to take some over the counter cold medications for a few days if needed during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i take nyquil while pregnant?

It is ok: In general you want to avoid all medications during pregnancy that you don't have to take. The ingredients in nyquil are ok to take. But take for the shortest time possible. ...Read more

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IS nyquil and dayquil safe to take while 9weeks 5days pregnant??

IS nyquil and dayquil safe to take while 9weeks 5days pregnant??

No, read the label: No it is not. If you read the label there is a huge amount of alcohol in those products not conducive to your fetus and pregnancy. I have often wondered why there is no tax label on Nyquil which could easily be sold in liquor stores with a "proof rating". ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nyquil while pregnant?

Is it safe to take nyquil while pregnant?

Not the best choice.: Talk to your gynecologist. Nyquil contains both alcohol & dextromethorphan (dxm) which are not good for your developing baby. ...Read more

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Why do doctors say not to take nyquil while pregnant?

Nyquil: None of the components of nyquil are contraindicated in pregnancy, but it seems the alcohol in the medicine is what ob's must object to. ...Read more

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Can i take nyquil cold/flu while 24 weeks pregnant? I won't take a lot.

Can i take nyquil cold/flu while 24 weeks pregnant?  I won't take a lot.

No: No cold medicine other than regular tylenol is defined to be safe for pregnancy, and small kids. Fluid, warm fluid, chicken soup, and elevate your head when going to bed, using extra pillow. ...Read more

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