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Sudafed while breastfeeding?

Sudafed while breastfeeding?

I wouldn't: The american academy of pediatrics says that sudafed is compatible with breast feeding. However, it's known to enter the milk; i advise against using any medicine that enters the milk unless you really have to, and i don't know of any situation where you really have to use sudafed. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Probably Safe: Guafenesin (mucinex) has some evidence of safety during breastfeeding while Cetirizine (zyrtec) has not been studied. Both are typically safe for use in children though so are unlikely to cause any issues. ...Read more

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) ok to take when breastfeeding?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) ok to take when breastfeeding?

Robitussin&breast fe: While it is considerd safe for a breast feeding mother to take robitussin, (guaifenesin) you have to be aware that it decreases milk production, so if you are taking this med, make sure the baby is getting enough milk, if not than supplement for a short peroiod with formula.But it is the safest of all the cough meds to take. ...Read more

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Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup helps mucus fertility?

Can Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup helps mucus fertility?

No. IUI is better: It has been thought that it may thin the cervical mucus but there is no scientific evidence that it helps increase fertility. Cervical mucus problems are a rare cause of not getting pregnant (unless taking clomid, (clomiphene) or some women with previous leep or cone biopsy of the cervix). Intrauterine insemination (iui) is a good option. See a fertility specialist (rei) if trying to conceive without success. ...Read more

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Can i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while breastfeeding?

Can i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Most over the counter medications are ok, including most decongestants as long as they are taken according to the directions. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is perfectly fine and can be used without concern. ...Read more

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Bronchitis. 19 w pregnant. Have Robitussin (guaifenesin) (dextromethorphan hbr). Safe to take?

Bronchitis. 19 w pregnant. Have Robitussin (guaifenesin) (dextromethorphan hbr). Safe to take?

If really needed : While you can use that medication while pregnant you should not take any medication unless necessary and you know you tolerate it. Any illness while pregnant you be taken seriously and the best course is to see a medical provider to ensure nothing more serious. A good lung exam can help confirm the cough is just bronchitis or even post nasal drip vs pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can a take codeine cough syrup while breastfeeding?

Can a take codeine cough syrup while breastfeeding?

Codeine& milk: Codeine is not prohibited during breast feeding but excess sedation in your baby may occur. Watch out for this! Taking the dose immediately AFTER nursing will help most of the medication clear your system before the next feeding time. ...Read more

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Is dextromethorphan hbp safe while breast feeding?

Is dextromethorphan hbp safe while breast feeding?

COUGH RX: It should be safe since you take only 2 tsp. @ bedtime. ...Read more

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) gel safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) gel safe during pregnancy?

Probably: Probably. Read below. http://www.obgynvirginia.com/obgyn_Services/obstetrical/safe-medications-pregnancy.php

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Is plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) safe during pregnancy?

Is plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is generally considered to be safe during pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown a problem; however, no good studies on humans have been done. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) md while breastfeeding?

Maybe. Try natural!: You probably mean Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, which contains. Dexomethorphan. Not a very dangerous medication, but i would advise plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) instead. Better yet, in order to thin secretions 100% safely, drink from a cup some piping hot chicken broth (the real, homemade kind) with as much hot chile pepper added as you can tolerate, which causes copious thin secretions and gets the thick junk out. Seriously! ...Read more

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Is theraflu safe for breast feeding moms?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Will taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) dry up my milk supply?

Will taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) dry up my milk supply?

Breast Milk Supply: Active ingredient is gaufenisin- which will not effect milk supply. However the dosage of guafenisin in Robitussin (guaifenesin) is low and not shown to be clinically effective. American college of chest physicians discourages the use of any over the counter cough medications as they are all ineffective. ...Read more

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Is Tussin long acting safe to take while breastfeeding (dextromethorphan HBr USP 15mg)?

Breast feeding: Hi, Dextromethorphan is compatible with breastfeeding, there is substantial human data which shows it is safe. ...Read more

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