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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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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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If pregnant with a bad cold can I take one nyquil pill?

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

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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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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Can I take nyquil while pregnant?

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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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?

Talk to doctor: The ingredients in nyquil that are generally thought to be bad for an unborn baby are alcohol and dextromethorphan (dxm). These ingredients are, of course, safe for an adult, but a fetus could be affected by them. ...Read more

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May I take nyquil or dayquil? I'm 17 weeks pregnant.

May I take nyquil or dayquil? I'm 17 weeks pregnant.

DO NOT TAKE: Anything without first ok'ing it with your ob! ...Read more

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I am currently 5 months pregnant, is it okay for me to take NyQuil cold and flu liquid?

I am currently 5 months pregnant, is it okay for me to take NyQuil cold and flu liquid?

Ok, but be cautious: Read the labels and instructions carefully, don't exceed recommended dosage, if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil while pregnant (5 weeks)? If not what's ok to take for cold and sinus congestion?

Can I take nyquil while pregnant (5 weeks)? If not what's ok to take for cold and sinus congestion?

No. Nyquil is: FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether dextromethorphan and doxylamine will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant. Please consult your OB Gyn for what is safe to take. ...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.

Need It?: This is only for comfort. Probably will not hurt, but the less you take the better. Best to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil cold/flu while 24 weeks pregnant? I am seriously sick!

Less is More: Probably safe, but this for comfort only, not a cure. The less you take while pregnant the better. Best to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife is 33 weeks pregnant and has a serious cold I've been taking nyquil What's should she take?

My wife is 33 weeks pregnant and has a serious cold I've been taking nyquil What's should she take?

What meds if prego: Your wife needs to call her doctor for instructions on taking any medication while she is pregnant. She should report her serious cold infection. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Cold cures: When you are pregnant, try non-medicine alternatives first, such as a netty pot or nasal saline. If that doesn't work, use robitussin, musinex, or cough drops. ...Read more