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What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

A few ideas for you: You can take a product with dextromethorphan if you need to, but don't ignore simple remedies like a couple teaspoon of honey, throat lozenges. If your cough is quite bad, you have fever or chest pain, or if you have any difficulty breathing, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Yes: Usually the magic mouthwash contains a combination of meds treating numerous symptoms. Antibactierial agent, antifungal product, numbing gel, etc. Taking a cough medicine should not be contraindicated or have adverse effect. ...Read more

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What kind of cough medicine can I take if I have afib?

What kind of cough medicine can I take if I have afib?

Raw Honey: Many coughs are due to that"tickle" in the throat resultant from a viral uri. Raw honey coats the throat, is sfae for afibbers, and otc. You can take a tsp or 2 as often as needed. ...Read more

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Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Homeopathic,: alcohol and sugar free. No pregnancy warning. Best to check with your OB doctor first however. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can I take this cough medicine and sleeping pills combined?

Can I take this cough medicine and sleeping pills combined?

That depends: What does the cough medicine contain? Many combinations of sleep medication and cough medications are fine. If you can provide the name of the sleep medication and the cough medication - they can be checked for drug interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

About 1-3 hrs: Most night time cold meds contain an antihistamine that helps you fall asleep. Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine are the common drugs used and their onset of action is from 1-3 hours and 2-3 hrs respectively. Most other antihistamines would have a similar onset of action. ...Read more

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Why when I take cough medicine, I later notice that my acne improves. Coincidence?

Why when I take cough medicine, I later notice that my acne improves. Coincidence?

Side effect: Many cough medications have a drug in them to help dry your airways. These medications may also dry your skin an help to reduce the amount of oil and bacteria on your skin and mildly improve your acne. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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