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Is It Alright To Take Delsym While Pregnant At 14 Weeks
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
No it is category C: No it is not a good idea as it falls in category c.It means that it has not been tested in pregnant women but in animal studies it caused harm to the fetus in animals. ...Read more
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
Dextromethorphan: Assigned to pregnancy category c by fda. Animal studies show evidence of teratogenicity. Dm only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. But, "…safety of dm in pregnancy : results of a controlled study" (done 2001) concluded :… study fails to show dm use during pregnancy increases rates of major malformations above expected baseline rate of 1% to 3%. Ask ob's opinion. ...Read more
Can I take Robitussin dm, (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) cough and mucus while breaatfeeding? My baby is 14 weeks. I have a chest cold and am worried he will get rsv
Yes: In moderation. As with all meds, check with your doctor before taking ...Read more
Based on the limited available data, an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes has not been observed following maternal use of Guaifenesin in pregnancy
maternal use of standard otc doses of dextromethorphan when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. ...Read more
I just found out I'm pregnant at around 6 weeks and have a horrible cough/cold. IS Delsyum safe to take this earlier? I also take unisom to sleep.
Studies show that dextromethorphan and benadryl appear to be safe during pregnancy but all drugs should be avoided unless absolutely necessary during pregnancy, especially before 12 wks.
Full history and exam by an MD. Fever can be dangerous during pregnancy and you should be examined.
I would try a humidifier, nasal saline rinses to alleviate symptoms.
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2003/0615/p2517.html ...Read more
I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I have a Fibroid on my right side that is causing me so much pain, is there anything I can do or take for the pain?
You should discuss: This with your OB to see if there is any thing you can do. ...Read more
I am 14 weeks pregnant I took a Claritin D just once is that ok as long as I don't take it again or can it hurt baby?
You're just fine: Claritin D won't hurt your baby even more than once, claritin (loratadine) is category B, while D (pseudoephedrine) is category C, with pregnancy, B is safer than C though, but both are safe, confer with your obstetrician on the next prenatal care visit, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more
Safe to travel to a mexico 4-star resort when pregnant in 2nd trimester? What precautions should I take?
Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?
I was tested for malaria and prescribed coartem. Can I take coartem in pregnancy (2nd trimester)? Thank you.
I am 14 weeks pregnant and I don't take folic acid is this wrong or have any effects on the baby?
Depends on diet: Folic acid dramatically decreases risk of a group of birth defects known as neural tube defects. It is most important in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy and is best started before conception. However, the vast majority of women who don't take it in early pregnancy have healthy babies. Many foods (esp. Wheat) are enriched with Folic Acid and many foods (esp. Greens and beans) supply folate (folic acid). ...Read more
I have stage 2 renal kidney acidosis and im 14 weeks pregnant. Are there any medications that are sade for me to take?
What can you take for a headache during pregnancy? I'm 14 weeks pregnant and have some severe headaches at night...
HA when pregnant: Some tips for migraine when pregnant: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more