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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Cough Syrup If I Get Sick While Pregnant

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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I am 4w+5d pregnant but I have sever cold and am coughing also. What can I do to help relieve this and can I take any cough syrup at all.

I am 4w+5d pregnant but I have sever cold and am coughing also. What can I do to help relieve this and can I take any cough syrup at all.

Consult OB: I agree with your ob-gyn- no medicine unless mandtory during your first trimester. Dark brown honey is an excellent cough suppresant and quite soothing. Most obs will not recommend medication at this time. ...Read more

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I am 4w+-5d pregnant but I have sever cold and I am coughing also.Is there anything i can do to help relieve myself.And can I take any cough syrup?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex or robitussin(aka guaifenisin) are safe in pregnancy, as is dextromethorphan. Avoid sudafed. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) throat lozenges, saile nasal spray are also safe. If you start having fevers, the cough persists, or feel that you are getting worse, please go see your doctor. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of complications from 'colds' that everyone else recovers from. Remember to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe ?

Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe ?

Category C: It is a category C drug for pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend using it unless your physician tell you to take it. ...Read more

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Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

We simply don't know: While I am inclined to say it is probably ok, we do not have enough information and no formal studies to say one way or another. Demonstrating safety or hazard is much more difficult than you may realize. That is why we always err on the side of caution during pregnancy and take things only when clearly indicated and of proven benefit. ...Read more

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24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

Cough: I usually have my patients take regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) for their cough. Cough drops are perfectly safe as well, especially if your throat is irritated. ...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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Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Did you get this in : The uk.? According to drugs.Com, prospan cough syrup contains ground ivy dry extract 5-7.5:1 ethanolic 30% w/w. Info states “the safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, therefore the use of this product during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.”. ...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