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Is It Safe To Take Robitussin During 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't use: Robitussin 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
No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester. ...Read more
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
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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