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Dr. Gary Pess
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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


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I was wondering are guaifenesin and dextromethorphan safe during pregnancy?

I was wondering are guaifenesin and dextromethorphan safe during pregnancy?

Yes/No/When?: Based on the limited available data, an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes has not been observed following maternal use of Guaifenesin in pregnancy maternal use of standard otc doses of dextromethorphan when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. ...Read more

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What OTC medications are okay to take for soar throat and pregnant (6 months)!!??????

What OTC medications are okay to take for soar throat and pregnant (6 months)!!??????

Meds in pregnancy: Not many! - usually tylenol (acetaminophen) at the most - avoid ibuprofen and other like meds. Robitussin plain in small quantities for throat. For a sore throat - honey lemon tea - helps - salt water gargles will also help - 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 4-8 oz of warm water - dissolve and gargle and spit it out. good luck ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during pregnancy?

Can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF during pregnancy?

DM is better: Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan (also know asrobitussin dm) may be replaced with a Codeine based anti-tussive if it is prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 16weeks pregnant can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) long-acting cough?

I am 16weeks pregnant can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) long-acting cough?

Ask your OB: U should be asking all these ?S to yoru OB as yoru OB has specific meds that they will recommend usually that should be safe but ask your ob. ...Read more

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Can i take children's triaminic syrup day time cold and cough, or children's triaminic syrup long acing cough while pregnant? Im 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant

Can i take children's triaminic syrup day time cold and cough, or children's triaminic syrup long acing cough while pregnant? Im 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant

According : According to drugs.Com, triaminic is a category b drug which means that it is considered fairly safe for you and the baby during pregnancy. You can also discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medication with your ob/gyne. Good luck! ...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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What is robitussin (guaifenesin) plain syrup? What should I take during pregnancy.?

What is robitussin (guaifenesin) plain syrup?  What should I take during pregnancy.?

Don't use: Robitussin (guaifenesin) contains Guaifenesin which is an expectorant intended to help liquify mucus. It is Pregnancy Category C "Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done." There is little evidence that expectorants are really effective. Best advice to avoid all medication if possible, especially 1st trimester ...Read more

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Im 17weeks pregnant and have takin tylonal. Coughdrops. Sudafed. And Robitussin (guaifenesin) today. Not all at the same time but through out the day. Is this safe?

Consult your OB: While you are pregnant even though you have passed the first trimester for the safety of fetal development, you should always call and consult with your OB for any med rhat you are taking. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and ive been taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) cf. Is the baby going to be okay?

Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF safe?: Cough suppressant,dextromethorphan is rated category C which means that no controlled studies in pregnancy have been done so weigh benefits vs risk. For the decongestant, phenylephrine, its also rated as category C.It can raise the baby's heart rate and blood pressure. If it were me,I would stick to Robitussin plain which is guaifenesin, also category C but just one drug with minimal systemic eff ...Read more

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Could it be healthy if i take nyquil pm and Robitussin (guaifenesin) together?

Could it be healthy if i take nyquil pm and Robitussin (guaifenesin) together?

DRUG INTERACTIONS.: See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1200-4453,53-17161

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Can i take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Can i take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Maintain: You should give your doctors plan and your body a chance to work. Not k owing your medical situation, i would call your prescribing doctor to let him know you are not happy with current plan. He will then give you a better option. But realize it will take some time. ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while being 21 weeks pregnant for a cold and stuffy nose?

Can u take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while being 21 weeks  pregnant  for a cold and stuffy nose?

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

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Is it safe to take delsym (dextromethorphan) while pregnant at 9 week?

No: The U.S. Food and drug administration has classified delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex) as a pregnancy category c medication, which means it may not be safe for pregnant women to use this cough suppressant. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Delsym (Definition)

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