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Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multisymption CF during early pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multisymption CF during early pregnancy?

Ask your OB doctor.: Every patient has her own unique medical situation. Most cold medicines have either phenylephrine or Pseudoephedrine for congestion relief. Either of these may have an adverse effect on your blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is an all too common problem of pregnancy. Please ask your obstetrician about your specific needs. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan in it during early pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan in it during early pregnancy?

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

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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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What is robitussin (guaifenesin) plain syrup? What should I take during pregnancy.?

What is robitussin (guaifenesin) plain syrup? What should I take during pregnancy.?

Don't use: Robitussin (guaifenesin) contains Guaifenesin which is an expectorant intended to help liquify mucus. It is Pregnancy Category C "Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done." There is little evidence that expectorants are really effective. Best advice to avoid all medication if possible, especially 1st trimester ...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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Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during pregnancy?

Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during pregnancy?

DM is better: Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan (also know asrobitussin dm) may be replaced with a Codeine based anti-tussive if it is prescribed by your doctor. ...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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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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Is 1200mg guaifenesin twice a day safe to take during pregnancy? My ob said guaifenesin is safe, but did not tell me which dosage.

Is 1200mg guaifenesin twice a day safe to take during pregnancy? My ob said guaifenesin is safe, but did not tell me which dosage.

Read directions: The dose is listed directly on the bottle under directions. It states "sustained release formulation: 600 to 1200 mg orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 2.4 g/day.". ...Read more

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Is 1200mg guaifenesin twice a day safe to take during pregnancy? My ob said guaifenesin is safe, but did not tell me which dosage. Thank you, doctors!

Category C Med: Gestational studies have not shown any negative effects on fetal development when used at regular doses. There are not enough studies to move the med into a safer grouping. The extended dose preparations have the same impact as the simple 400 mg giver every 4 hours. ...Read more

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I was wondering are guaifenesin and dextromethorphan safe during pregnancy?

I was wondering are guaifenesin and dextromethorphan safe during pregnancy?

Yes/No/When?: 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

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max day & night safe to take in pregnancy?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max day & night safe to take in pregnancy?

Ask your Ob/Gyn: The Mucinex (guaifenesin) has Guiafenesin which is pregnancy C you should take this if your OB says it is Ok. Don't experiment on your own. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

Is it ok to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

No meds best: Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) and plain Claritin are considered safe, no decongestants in the first trimester (some say all during pregnancy). However the less the better. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe in pregnancy. I am 12 weeks pregnant?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) d safe in pregnancy. I am 12 weeks pregnant?

Category C drugs: This falls into category c. This is a pregnancy related scale listing meds form class a-x from very safe to dangerous/damaging. Category c includes meds that have no known negative effect on human fetal development from available studies but those studies are not extensive enough to move it to a safer category. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with severe bronchitis. Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation? Dosage is 2tsp every 6 hours as needed.

NOT recommended: Robitussinac contains category c drugs: Codeine and guaifenesin. However,
like other narcotics, Codeine rapidly crosses the placenta. Neonatal Codeine withdrawal has occurred even in infants whose mothers were taking Codeine at cough suppressant doses for as little as ten days prior to delivery. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Just plain Robitussin or +dm is better. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prescribed Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation?

Is it safe to take prescribed Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC at 34 weeks gestation?

Catergory C but..: Robitussinac contains category c drugs: Codeine and guaifenesin. However,
like other narcotics, Codeine rapidly crosses the placenta. Neonatal Codeine withdrawal has occurred even in infants whose mothers were taking Codeine at cough suppressant doses for as little as ten days prior to delivery. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Just plain Robitussin or +dm is better. Get well soon. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Robitussin (Definition)

Robitussin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more