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Doctor insights on: Robitussin Dm For Pregnant Women

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Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM while pregnant?

Yes, but not much.: Maternal use of standard otc doses of robitussin dm when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. Dextromethorphan should be avoided during pregnancy, though, due to its respiratory depressant and potential addictive effects on the mother-fetus unit. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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I am 33 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM max? I ave a runny nose and cough/congestion. When i cough the right side of my torso hurts.

I am 33 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take Robitussin-DM max? I ave a runny nose and cough/congestion. When i cough the right side of my torso hurts.

No: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contains alcohol, which while it is not in a large amount, can be significant if you are taking even recommended doses every 4 hours or so. There is no amount of alcohol considered safe in pregnancy, so i would ask your pharmacist for an alcohol-free cough medication safe in pregnancy. The other stuff in it are dextromethorphan and antihistamines. Your OB is your first/best advisor. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Yes: All medications are drugs, meaning active components that has an effect. This medication has Guaifenesin a mucolytic and dextrometorphan a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin-DM have alcohol in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have alcohol in it?

Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan): Cough ; congestion does not contain alcohol. If you check different Robitussin (guaifenesin) products - look on the bottom of the front of the package ; it will state is alcohol free. Some of their products may contain alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take a lot of Robitussin-DM gel tabs?

Is it dangerous to take a lot of Robitussin-DM gel tabs?

Yes: You should only use this medication as directed on the package and only for 3-5 days. If your symptoms are not resolving within that time follow up with your pcp to ensure there is not something more serious going on. The dextromethorphan can be addictive. ...Read more

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Can i take cymbalta (duloxetine) and Robitussin-DM together?

Perhaps, but...: Serotonin syndrome can be a serious problem, including drowsiness, confusion, extreme changes in blood pressure problems, even seizures and heart issues. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin-DM 2 hours after theraflu?

No: Theraflu contains two of the same ingredients as robitussin- guaifenisin and dextromethorphan and a two hour interval is not an appropriate dosing interval. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Guaifenesin And Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Guaifenesin|dextromethorphan is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Robitussin Dm (Definition)

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