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Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

We simply don't know: While I am inclined to say it is probably ok, we do not have enough information and no formal studies to say one way or another. Demonstrating safety or hazard is much more difficult than you may realize. That is why we always err on the side of caution during pregnancy and take things only when clearly indicated and of proven benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe?

Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe?

Category C: It is a category C drug for pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend using it unless your physician tell you to take it. ...Read more

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Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Did you get this in: The uk.? According to drugs. Com, prospan cough syrup contains
ground ivy dry extract 5-7.5:1 ethanolic 30% w/w. Info states “the safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, therefore the use of this product during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.”. ...Read more

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Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy?

Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy?

Not Recommended: Sancos cough syrup contains pholcodine, psudoephedrine, chlorphiniramine and menthol
i will not recommend it but if you have to take it for short period it has to be prescribed by your doctor who will decide that the its use is worth the risk. ...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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Take cough syrup with zyrtec, (cetirizine) is this safe?

Take cough syrup with zyrtec, (cetirizine) is this safe?

In general: In general, it is safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) with most over the counter cough preparations. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

Yes: Over the counter medicines, such as robitussin, nyquil, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are all safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many hours apart should I be taking my 1mg lorazepam a day as needed and 5ml codeine cough syrup for pneumonia, to be safe?

How many hours apart should I be taking my 1mg lorazepam a day as needed and 5ml codeine cough syrup for pneumonia, to be safe?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: The risks are not terrible as long as you stay pretty much at rest. Becoming drowsy or dizzy and having judgement impaired are the common effects and make it dangerous to drive or do tasks that require clarity. But do call to ask and get good info on what to do if you feel bad. I hope you feel better real soon. ...Read more

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Is it still safe to take expired cough syrup?

Is it still safe to take expired cough syrup?

Sometimes: Expiration dates are typically meant to be used as a guideline for how long the ingredients are considered "shelf-stable." you can often safely use things that have expired for about 6 months past their date but if you are unsure you should ask your physician or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I take medicine for sinus tachicardia and really would like an OTC cough syrup what is safe?

I take medicine for sinus tachicardia and really would like an OTC cough syrup what is safe?

Dextromethorfan: It would be safe to try a cough medicine which contains dextromethorfan sometimes written as dm on the bottle. It is not a great cough suppresant but would be safe to try. ...Read more

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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so, maybe not.
Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more

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Is mixing cough syrup with milk for kids not safe?

Is mixing cough syrup with milk for kids not safe?

Flavoring: Milk makes mucus, so you may be defeating your own purpose by giving cough medicine with milk. I know cough medicine tastes bad so try some other flavoring or ask the pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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If I am taking a mucinexdm pill can I also take an over-the-counter cough syrup? Just want to make sure they r safe together

If I am taking a mucinexdm pill can I also take an over-the-counter cough syrup? Just want to make sure they r safe together

Perhaps: The cough suppressant in Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is dextromethorfan. It is ralatively mild cough suppressant and ofter combined with an anti-histamine. I'm not sure what other cough medicine you want to use. Codeine often works better and is available by prescription. If the cough is persistant you probably should see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink mom's codeine cough syrup that expires in 2008?

Is it safe to drink mom's codeine cough syrup that expires in 2008?

No...: First, only mom should be taking her prescription cough medicine. If you have a cough, you need to be evaluated by your doctor as you may not have the same diagnosis as your mom. Secondly, if the medicine has expired, it should be thrown away. Expiration dates are there for a reason and you do not want to risk your health by consuming expired meds. ...Read more

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I took 5ml of hydrocodone cough syrup three hours ago is it safe for me to take a Benadryl pink pill?

I took 5ml of hydrocodone cough syrup three hours ago is it safe for me to take a Benadryl pink pill?

Mostly.: There is likely some anti-histamine in the cough syrup. That and not the narcotic is probably the bigger risk. And that isn't a big risk. Furthermore, the peak effect of the hydrocodone was by 3 hrs and by now it is wearing off. But if there was anti-histamine in the cough syrup it is still there (but not at peak). These are safe with a wide range of safe doses. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Do not use: Unfortunately the Phenergan (promethazine) has been linked to apnea (not breathing) as a complication under the age of 2 yrs. I would never use it or any other cough syrup for a 1mo. A saline nose wash is the only recommended treatment at that age. ...Read more

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Can this cough syrup get me high?

Maybe: Some cough syrups contain Codeine which is a type of narcotic. These are by prescription only and should be used only under the direction of your physician for short periods of time due to the risk of dependenc. The over the counter cough syrups will not result in mood changes--up or down. ...Read more

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Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Guaifesin: Guaifesin based cough medicines are good, but in reality they are about the same. ...Read more

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What's a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

What's a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

Natural cough syrup: Honey and herb tea. Do not give babies under one year of age honey. After one year of age honey is a natural ingredient. ...Read more

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How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

Flavorings: Good question! Some medications can taste awful. Many pharmacies have flavorings that they can add to liquid medication to disguise the taste. Another option is to chew cinnamon gum after taking the medication. ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on cough syrup?

What will happen if you overdose on cough syrup?

Cough syrup overmed: Cough syrup overdose symptoms depend on the type of drug that is in the cough syrup. Codeine can cause respiratory depression in high doses. Guaifenesin will cause stomach aches and headaches in higher doses. Pseudoephedrine can cause increased blood pressure in normal doses and even more so in higher doses. Hope this helps. Try to stay in the recommended doses or the prescribed doses. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my children ages 3 & 4 cough syrup?

Is it ok to give my children ages 3 & 4 cough syrup?

Probably won't help: The studies done on how much kids cough who take cough meds vs those who don't very clearly show that cough meds really don't make much difference. Many actually contain a med to suppress cough and a med to make you have a more productive cough within the same medicine! Better to use humidity, push fluids. Can use something to dry up nose a little if severe congestion or use a neti pot. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much cough syrup. Help please.?

Call poison control: Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Tell them exactly which cough syrup you took and the exact amount. They will guide you from there.
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What to do if I had too much cough syrup I think, help!?

Cough syrup: Hard to advise you from your description. Best to call your doctor or go to the ER if its a large amount. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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