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Dr. Ronan Monsef
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Is it safe to take Mucinex dm during pregnancy? I know it is a category-c a simple yes or no answer would be great

Category C: Means there is no simple yes or no answer. Risks and benefits need to be weighed. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Mucinex (Definition)

Mucinex is the brand name for the generic drug guaifenesin. It is used as an expectorant agent (used to cut the thickness/viscosity of mucus secretions created by the sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi by actually increasing the amount of respiratory tract fluid). It is a very safe over-the-counter medication with ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Mucinex dm while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Mucinex dm while pregnant?

Category C: Category a is safe. Category b likely safe, no evidence in humans. Category c is no evidence of harm in humans for sure but possible in animals. So there could be some risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
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Is Robitussin cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin 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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Is Mucinex sinus max day & night safe to take in pregnancy?

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

Ask your Ob/Gyn: The Mucinex 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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Dr. James Ferguson
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Is Mucinex d safe in pregnancy. I am 12 weeks pregnant?

Is Mucinex 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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Dr. Chester Mellies
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Is it ok to take Mucinex and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

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

No meds best: Plain mucinex 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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Dr. Yash Khanna
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She took Mucinex DM about 4 hours ago, and just took Nyquil Cold/Flu tabs, and went to bed. Mucinex has 60 mg of Dextrometh. & Nyquil has 15mg. Safe?

She took Mucinex DM about 4 hours ago, and just took Nyquil Cold/Flu tabs, and went to bed. Mucinex has 60 mg of Dextrometh. & Nyquil has 15mg. Safe?

It is safe: It is safe as long as you did not take any before or after that Will do no harm slightly 15mgm over the recommended dose but not a big problem ...Read more

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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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