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

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

Robitussin 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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Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it okay to take the generic form of Robitussin while pregnant?

Not recommended: Robitussin 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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I'm pregnant and have a cold. Is it ok for me to take nyquil or robitussin. I do not have any health problems or at risk for any. ?

I'm pregnant and have a cold. Is it ok for me to take nyquil or robitussin. I do not have any health problems or at risk for any. ?

Cold cures: When you are pregnant, try non-medicine alternatives first, such as a netty pot or nasal saline. If that doesn't work, use robitussin, musinex, or cough drops. ...Read more

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I am 16weeks pregnant can I take Robitussin 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

Antitussive (Definition)

Antitussive is a medication similar to Cough suppressant. This is a medicine that is supposed ...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