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Is it safe to take cough medication in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take cough medication in pregnancy?

Yes: It is safest to take the medications with the least ingredients though. If a medication has multiple components, it's likely that at least 1 will cause problems with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 is the anti cough medication that is safe in children ?

What is the anti cough medication that is safe in children ?

Depend on age.: All medications are safe if done appropriately for age and weight. ...Read more

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I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

Cough control: Hycodan (hydrocodone) can give excellent relief of cough. Unfortunately, if you are coughing again a lot after 3-4 hours, I would say the Hycodan (hydrocodone) levels are not sufficient to relieve the cough by itself. Hopefully, taking the NyQuil at that point will hopefully give you additive benefit. I would not typically take both meds together. If your cough is increasing/getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What chesty cough medicine is safe to take if I have asthma and under active thyroid?

What chesty cough medicine is safe to take  if I have asthma and under active thyroid?

Most every one: Most over the counter cough medicines are safe to take with the above problems but make sure you read the label and ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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If I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cough medicine that are 4 hour doses, would I be safe to drink after the 4 hours are up? Or will it still be in my system.

If I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cough medicine that are 4 hour doses, would I be safe to drink after the 4 hours are up?  Or will it still be in my system.

Compounding effects: Taking cough/cold medicines along with alcohol is a risky proposition. You may have more dizziness, nausea, headache, and you certainly should not drive a car or other motor vehicle because of worsening response time. Not safe. ...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 is the safest cough medication to use on a patient on xyrem?

What is the safest cough medication to use on a patient on xyrem?

Honey-based: Another choice would be to use one of the honey-based cough medications. A recent study indicated that honey was as effective as many other cough preparations. Because xyrem may cause some respiratory depression, honey-based products should not contribute to any potential adverse effects. ...Read more

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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