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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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I'm pregnant and have a cold. Is it ok for me to take nyquil or robitussin. I do not have any health problems or at risk for any. ?

I'm pregnant and have a cold. Is it ok for me to take nyquil or robitussin. I do not have any health problems or at risk for any. ?

Cold cures: When you are pregnant, try non-medicine alternatives first, such as a netty pot or nasal saline. If that doesn't work, use robitussin, musinex, or cough drops. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take the generic form of Robitussin while pregnant?

Not recommended: Robitussin is a risk category c for use during pregnancy. This means there are insufficient human studies to determine risk to the fetus, however animals studies show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. This drug should be used only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. You should speak with your obgyn doctor prior to use. Check out safefetus.Com for other questions. ...Read more

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I am 16weeks pregnant can I take Robitussin long-acting cough?

I am 16weeks pregnant can I take Robitussin long-acting cough?

Ask your OB: U should be asking all these ?S to yoru OB as yoru OB has specific meds that they will recommend usually that should be safe but ask your ob. ...Read more

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

Bronchitis. 19 w pregnant. Have Robitussin (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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Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM while pregnant?

Yes, but not much.: Maternal use of standard otc doses of robitussin dm when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. Dextromethorphan should be avoided during pregnancy, though, due to its respiratory depressant and potential addictive effects on the mother-fetus unit. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?

Yes: It's safe towards the end of your second trimester to take rubatussin syrup for cough and flue symptoms, let your OB gyn knows about it anyway. ...Read more

Antitussive (Definition)

Antitussive is a medication similar to Cough suppressant. This is a medicine that is supposed ...Read more


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