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Doctor insights on: Taking Robitussin While Pregnant

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Is it okay to take the generic form of Robitussin (guaifenesin) while pregnant?

Not recommended: Robitussin (guaifenesin) is a risk category c for use during pregnancy. This means there are insufficient human studies to determine risk to the fetus, however animals studies show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. This drug should be used only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. You should speak with your obgyn doctor prior to use. Check out safefetus.Com for other questions. ...Read more

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Is plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) safe during pregnancy?

Is plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is generally considered to be safe during pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown a problem; however, no good studies on humans have been done. Best wishes! ...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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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) gel safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) gel safe during pregnancy?

Probably: Probably. Read below. http://www.obgynvirginia.com/obgyn_Services/obstetrical/safe-medications-pregnancy.php

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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

Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

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


Dr. James Dukelow
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Robitussin (Definition)

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