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Mucinex Pregnant Women
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
Can I take Claritin and Mucinex together while pregnant? Hello, I am 5 months pregnant and I took Claritin and Mucinex together. I took Claritin at 9:00pm and Mucinex at 12:30am. I really need to know if I hurt my baby? I am scared and don't know if i h
I can understand your fear, however the best thing for you and your baby is for you to relax and move on from here. The likelihood that any damage was done to your baby is very slim. Claritin is considered a pregnancy category b drug; this means that animal studies have not shown any risk to a fetus, therefore doctors consider drugs in this category to be considered safe and prescribe them all the time. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is considered a class c drug which means that animal studies have shown adverse effect on the fetus, however these are usually an issue when a large amount of the drug is used or the drug is used over an extended period. Regardless, many doctors prescribe drugs in this category because the benefits from use outweigh any potential risk to the fetus. Also, keep in mind that these studies are usually in fetus that are very early (first trimester). At 5 months all your baby's major organs are developed and should not be affected by a class c drug.
Lastly, I used category c drugs while pregnant as well as given them to my patients, and I have not seen one bad outcome from it.
Your baby will be just fine. If you ever want to know which medications you can take don't hesitate to contact your doctor.
Best of luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more
No: The collaborative perinatal project reported 197 first-trimester exposures to guaifenesin. Fourteen malformations were reported for a relative risk not significantly different from 1.0. In a review of 229, 101 deliveries to michigan medicaid patients, 141 first-trimester exposures to Guaifenesin and 349 exposures anytime during pregnancy were recorded. A total of 9 birth defects were reported with. ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Probably, but ask your OB first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Category C: Category an 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
I gave my kid mucinex, and whipped her mouth. A few mins later I gave her a kiss on the mouth and tasted it. If I am pregnant, could it harm the baby?
Relax: Even if you took the full dose of the med yourself there are no controlled studies in humans that show a risk to the fetus. An exposure as you describe is insignificant. ...Read more
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
Is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) 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
Hello. I am suffering from a severe sinus cold. I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant, take levothyroxine, and Labetalol, can I take Mucinex Sinus-Max?
No: No, you should not take Mucinex Sinus-Max. Avoid phenylephrine. I would use hydrazine for your blood pressure not labetalol and for your sinus pressure or cold I would see MD for a full history and exam. Studies show sinusitis can be treated safely with intranasal steroids such as flonase/amoxicillin if needed, use a neti pot to irrigate, hot rag to face, steam in shower, humidifier. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 23w pregnant and have a chest cold. I was told that Mucinex (guaifenesin) is safe, as well as RobitussinDM, do they interact? .maybe use Muc. In am, Rob. In pm?
OK: Also, hydrate well, steam inhalations may help also ...Read more
Pregnant with stuffy nose. Will mucinex (guaifenesin) help with stuffy nose. Saline spry does not help me. How long to us mucinex (guaifenesin) for to clear stuffy nose.
Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but:
Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but Mucinex (guaifenesin) D will help stuffy nose. It is pregnancy category C. There are no adequate and well controlled studies on humans, but potential benefit may warrant use of this drug
Ask your doctor if it is ok to take. It also depends on how many weeks you are pregnant
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I am 7 weeks pregnant and caught a cold. My doctor told me I can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) but she did not speficiy which one. Can I know which one I can take?
Mucinex/guaifenesin: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is pregnancy category C therefore not usually recommended for patients who are pregnant. That being said lots of people use category C meds during pregnancy but I thought you should know. Talk with your prescribing physician. Try nasal saline rinses, increased hydration with water, and rest and see if cold resolves on its own. ...Read more
Unknown: The safety of Mucinex (guaifenesin) is pregnancy is unknown. You should check with your OB on this. There are other medications and treatments for treatment of congestion while pregnant. For example, steam from a humidifier or hot shower or boiling water on the stove can help with the congestion. ...Read more
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 (acetaminophen)?
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
I am 28 weeks pregnant with a sinus infection. My ear has fluid and is painful. Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d to relieve the pain?
Yes: Always best to ask your Ob about your specific situation. However, as a general rule: Mucinex (guaifenesin) D contains Guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin is thought to be safe pregnancy. Pseudoephedrine is not recommended in the first trimester because of possible birth-defects related to its vasoconstrictive effects. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can I get pregnant while taking Mucinex if I am on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and if yes how long should I refrain from having sex without a condom?
I'm 5 weeks pregnet and sick with a cough. I keep caughing up mucus can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D?
As an adult woman with cough and lung mucus congestion symptoms, how many tablets of maximum strength Mucinex (guaifenesin) should I be taking?
Max mucinex (guaifenesin): Follow the directions which say only 1 pill every 12 hours, no more. ...Read more
Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more
Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain Mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus drainage for adults. Realize that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause sedation and should not be used if the individual will be driving or operating machinery. ...Read more
Not a good: Idea. Firstly, when sick drinking alcohol is not good. Though it will be 14 hours after your last dose of Mucinex before you intend to drink reducing possible interaction with especially the Mucinex DM type that could have combined sedating effect. Enjoy your night minus Alcohol if possible ...Read more