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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

Dr. Ronan Monsef
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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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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


Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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Is it safe to take Mucinex dm while pregnant?

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
35 years in practice
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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. Peter Selz
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Is it safe to take mucinex-dm while 20 weeks pregnant?

Dr. Peter Selz
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Is it safe to take mucinex-dm while  20 weeks pregnant?

Mucinex: Probably, but ask your OB first.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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My wife is 11 weeks pregnant. She has cold with cough. can she take mucinex DM and or saline spray? What about regular or extra strength Tylenol?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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My wife is 11 weeks pregnant. She has cold with cough. can she take mucinex  DM and or saline spray? What about regular or extra strength Tylenol?

Call her OB MD: This question should be addressed by her treating OB MD to be certain fetal safety is considered in the answer. ...Read more

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

Dr. Tracy Sinha
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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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Dr. Megan Bird
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Is it safe to take Mucinex during pregnancy?

Dr. Megan Bird
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Yes: Mucinex is safe in pregnancy. Use only as needed as with any medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Is Mucinex sinus max day & night safe to take in pregnancy?

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Chester Mellies
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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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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Mucinex (Definition)

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


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