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Doctor insights on: Cough Medicine For Pregnant Women

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Can a pregnant woman take cough medicine in her first trimester?

Can a pregnant woman take cough medicine in her first trimester?

Depends: Many cough medications are safe in the first trimester You need to know the specific ingredients of the cough medication. For example, Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is safe in the first trimester. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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What type of cold or cough medicine can be taken while pregnant?

What type of cold or cough medicine can be taken while pregnant?

Some suggestions: I would suggest nasal saline, lozenges, warm liquids and rest. Here is a link for more information: http://www.webmd.com/baby/safe-otc-cold-and-flu-treatment-to-use-during-pregnancy ...Read more

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Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Homeopathic,: alcohol and sugar free. No pregnancy warning. Best to check with your OB doctor first however. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Wet cough medicine for 5th month pregnant lady?

Wet cough medicine for 5th month pregnant lady?

Ask your doctor: It's best to ask your obstetrician about what medications are best to take during pregnancy, for any conditions. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant and I have a really bad cough that won't go away. Is there any cough medicine that will be safe for me to take?

I am 11 weeks pregnant and I have a really bad cough that won't go away. Is there any cough medicine that will be safe for me to take?

Consult your OB MD: Yes, there are safe cough medications, but remember many of them will have an impact on your unborn child. Please consult with your treating OB MD for an answer as he/she will be managing your present and future OB care. ...Read more

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What can cold medicine do to the baby in the first trimester? So, for about two weeks my friend has been taking cold medicine and cough medicine regularly on the doctors order. Thing is, she didn't know she was pregnant until, well now. She figures that

What can cold medicine do to the baby in the first trimester? So, for about two weeks my friend has been taking cold medicine and cough medicine regularly on the doctors order.  Thing is, she didn't know she was pregnant until, well now.  She figures that

It : It depends on what cough and cold medicines she took. The good news - many cough and cold medicines are considered relatively safe to take during pregnancy. Since there are many many brands out there, i'll list the generic names of the active ingredients. If she took a medication with: - guafenesin - dextromethorphan - cough drops - vick's vapo-rub - acetaminophen - diphenhydramine then you can stop worrying. These are considered relatively safe during pregnancy. The two things that are not considered safe during pregnancy are cold remedies that contain alcohol and ones that contain Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine since both of these can effect blood flow to the placenta. If she has concerns about her pregnancy, she should contact her doctor to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

A few ideas for you: You can take a product with dextromethorphan if you need to, but don't ignore simple remedies like a couple teaspoon of honey, throat lozenges. If your cough is quite bad, you have fever or chest pain, or if you have any difficulty breathing, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Antitussive (Definition)

This is a medicine that is supposed ...Read more