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Can you take dayquil when you are pregnant?

Can you take dayquil when you are pregnant?

Talk with OB but no: Dayquil contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine. Acetaminophen (tylenol) is ok but the other two are class c which most OB do not allow. Use nasal saline. Class c: studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women. Drugs should be given only if potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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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My fiancé is 25 weeks pregnant. Can she take DayQuil and/or NyQuil that is alcohol free? She's not high risk.

My fiancé is 25 weeks pregnant. Can she take DayQuil and/or NyQuil that is alcohol free? She's not high risk.

Should avoid: The dextromethorphan found in both Dayquil and Nyquil products are Category C for pregnancy. Discuss with your OB if your symptoms worsen or require treatment. ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant. Can i take dayquil? Nyquil? Or just tylenol (acetaminophen)?

I am 17 weeks pregnant. Can i take dayquil? Nyquil? Or just  tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes you can, but: For the shortest period, and tell your doctor about it, dayquil/nyquil are combo meds with varying degree of safety with pregnancy, read the labels carefully. Wish you an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both dayquil and theraflu?

Is it safe to take both dayquil and theraflu?

Maybe: But: these are both drugs that address symptoms;nothing here to make you better.I'd suggest choosing one ;added to rest, fluids, and TLC from your mom. ...Read more