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Is it safe to take nyquil while pregnant?

Is it safe to take nyquil while pregnant?

Not the best choice.: Talk to your gynecologist. Nyquil contains both alcohol & dextromethorphan (dxm) which are not good for your developing baby. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 nyquil and dayquil safe to take while 9weeks 5days pregnant??

IS nyquil and dayquil safe to take while 9weeks 5days pregnant??

No, read the label: No it is not. If you read the label there is a huge amount of alcohol in those products not conducive to your fetus and pregnancy. I have often wondered why there is no tax label on Nyquil which could easily be sold in liquor stores with a "proof rating". ...Read more

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Im 30 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take Nyquil for a head cold and stuffy nose? If not what's the best thing to take?

Im 30 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take Nyquil for a head cold and stuffy nose? If not what's the best thing to take?

Antihistamine: You should not take Nyquil, as it contains alcohol. You should not drink ANY alcohol while you are pregnant. Decongestants decrease blood flow to the baby. You can take an OTC antihistamine like cetirizine (Zyrtec), chlorpheniramine(Chlor-Trimeton) or diphenhydramine (Benadryl). You can also try sniffing salt water (1/4 tsp in 8oz warm water). This will help clean out your nose. ...Read more

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What can alittle bit of nyquil do to pregrant women?

What can alittle bit of nyquil do to pregrant women?

Alcohol: Nyquil has a high alcohol content as well as several other medications. It is not recommended to take if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can i take nyquil while pregnant?

It is ok: In general you want to avoid all medications during pregnancy that you don't have to take. The ingredients in nyquil are ok to take. But take for the shortest time possible. ...Read more

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Can you take nyquil while pregnant. I just found out i'm pregnant and i'm sick can I take it? Or what's best for me to take while pregnant and sick?

Can you take nyquil while pregnant. I just found out i'm pregnant and i'm sick can I take it? Or what's best for me to take while pregnant and sick?

Here's a link: Here's a link to drug info on a website dedicated to the prevention of birth defects. http://www.otispregnancy.org/otis-fact-sheets-s13037#1 you can look up each ingredient of an otc med to assess safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why do doctors say not to take nyquil while pregnant?

Nyquil: None of the components of nyquil are contraindicated in pregnancy, but it seems the alcohol in the medicine is what ob's must object to. ...Read more

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If pregnant with a bad cold can I take one nyquil pill ?

If pregnant with a bad cold can I take one nyquil pill
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Yes: Its fine to take some over the counter cold medications for a few days if needed during pregnancy. ...Read more