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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Mucinex D While Pregnant

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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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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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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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Is it ok to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

Is it ok to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

No meds best: Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) and plain Claritin are considered safe, no decongestants in the first trimester (some say all during pregnancy). However the less the better. ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant with a sinus infection. My ear has fluid and is painful. Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d to relieve the pain?

I am 28 weeks pregnant with a sinus infection. My ear has fluid and is painful. Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d to relieve the pain?

Yes: Always best to ask your Ob about your specific situation. However, as a general rule: Mucinex (guaifenesin) D contains Guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin is thought to be safe pregnancy. Pseudoephedrine is not recommended in the first trimester because of possible birth-defects related to its vasoconstrictive effects. Best wishes! ...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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Is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm while pregnant?

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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Hello. I am suffering from a severe sinus cold. I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant, take levothyroxine, and Labetalol, can I take Mucinex Sinus-Max?

Hello. I am suffering from a severe sinus cold. I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant, take levothyroxine, and Labetalol, can I take Mucinex Sinus-Max?

No: No, you should not take Mucinex Sinus-Max. Avoid phenylephrine.I would use hydrazine for your blood pressure not labetalol and for your sinus pressure or cold I would see MD for a full history and exam. Studies show sinusitis can be treated safely with intranasal steroids such as flonase/amoxicillin if needed, use a neti pot to irrigate, hot rag to face, steam in shower, humidifier. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant and caught a cold. My doctor told me I can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) but she did not speficiy which one. Can I know which one I can take?

I am 7 weeks pregnant and caught a cold. My doctor told me I can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) but she did not speficiy which one. Can I know which one I can take?

Mucinex/guaifenesin: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is pregnancy category C therefore not usually recommended for patients who are pregnant. That being said lots of people use category C meds during pregnancy but I thought you should know. Talk with your prescribing physician. Try nasal saline rinses, increased hydration with water, and rest and see if cold resolves on its own. ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while being 21 weeks pregnant for a cold and stuffy nose?

Can u take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while being 21 weeks pregnant for a cold and stuffy nose?

Unknown: The safety of Mucinex (guaifenesin) is pregnancy is unknown. You should check with your OB on this. There are other medications and treatments for treatment of congestion while pregnant. For example, steam from a humidifier or hot shower or boiling water on the stove can help with the congestion. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnet and sick with a cough. I keep caughing up mucus can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D?

I'm 5 weeks pregnet and sick with a cough. I keep caughing up mucus can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D?

Better to increase: Would be better to just increase your fluid intake (water)

this will loosen the secretions, make them more viscous (runny) and you will be able to cough them up more effectively.
I would suggest avoiding all meds (except those RXed by you DR)during your first trimester. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe in pregnancy. I am 12 weeks pregnant?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe in pregnancy. I am 12 weeks pregnant?

Category C drugs: This falls into category c. This is a pregnancy related scale listing meds form class a-x from very safe to dangerous/damaging. Category c includes meds that have no known negative effect on human fetal development from available studies but those studies are not extensive enough to move it to a safer category. ...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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Pregnant with stuffy nose. Will mucinex (guaifenesin) help with stuffy nose. Saline spry does not help me. How long to us mucinex (guaifenesin) for to clear stuffy nose.

Pregnant with stuffy nose. Will mucinex (guaifenesin) help with stuffy nose. Saline spry does not help me. How long to us mucinex (guaifenesin) for to clear stuffy nose.

Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but: Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but Mucinex (guaifenesin) D will help stuffy nose. It is pregnancy category C.There are no adequate and well controlled studies on humans, but potential benefit may warrant use of this drug
Ask your doctor if it is ok to take. It also depends how many weeks you are pregnant
Ask your doctor ...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 mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Interactions?: Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe to take daily?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe to take daily?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: Hello, I often hear the very same question regarding daily decongestant usage. My opinion is that I would rather my patients use an intranasal steroid daily with plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) as needed. The pseudo fed used in the Mucinex (guaifenesin) d will cause an elevated heart rate, blood pressure changes, sleep cycle interruptions and finally it may cause urinary retention in men. So avoid the daily use of pseudo fed. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Caution: You better try the plain mucinex though, as the 'D' part, pseudoephedrine may interact with promethazine. or don't take them at the same time

good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, ask you pharmacist / healthcare provider ...Read more

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Can you take ckaritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) d together?

Can you take ckaritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) d together?

Yes: There are no interactions between Claritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) D.

However you should be careful when taking Levofloxacin, Prednisone and Advil together, make sure your physician is aware of the combination. ...Read more

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Can I take a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and an alergra in the same day?

Can I take a Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and an alergra in the same day?

Yes: Yes, there are no contraindications to this unless you have an allergy to any of the medicines (guafenesin, Pseudoephedrine or fexofenadine). These are commonly combined to treat cold symptoms and are available over the counter. Take as directed unless contraindicated by your physician. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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