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Doctor insights on: What Cough Medicines Are Safe During Pregnancy

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Safe medicine for cough and sore throat during pregnancy?

Safe medicine for cough and sore throat during pregnancy?

U shoudl ask your OB: As your OB has specific meds to recommend, buti tell my pts, plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) and throat lozenges are fine, and extra vit c 1000 mg a day and sometimes u may need antibiotics if it is not a common cold. ...Read more

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What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad.Cough, and chest congestion?

What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad.Cough, and chest congestion?

Depends on trimester: During 1st trimester always bet to avoid meds. Later on tylenol (acetaminophen) is okay and technically speaking an opioid antitussive should be okay. Discuss with OB before taking any new meds. Avoid all nsaids. ...Read more

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Is carbocystine safe during pregnancy im 5 months preggy and taking 3 capsule a day for my cough?

Is carbocystine safe during pregnancy im 5 months preggy and taking 3 capsule a day for my cough?

The safety: Of this drug during pregnancy has not been established. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about available safe drugs. There are actually studies in children showing that honey works. That is safe for you! ...Read more

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14 to 15 week pregnancy, cold & cough coming. So what type of medicine is safe at this condition...

14 to 15 week pregnancy, cold & cough coming. So what type of medicine is safe at this condition...

safe meds: Most OB docs have a list they can give you of safe otc meds. In general my list includes pseudophed, plain robitussin, cough drops, chloraseptic spray, benedryl and tylenol (acetaminophen) cold. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe ?

Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe ?

Category C: It is a category C drug for pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend using it unless your physician tell you to take it. ...Read more

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I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true ? I'm pregnant I had one please help

I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true ? I'm pregnant I had one please help

Don't worry: One cough drop is not going to hurt your baby. However, give them away to someone who is not pregnant and try some hot honey and lemonade tea instead for these months. ...Read more

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Some really safe : Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Probably: Should be fine, always best to check with your ob-gyn before taking anything- since we can't ever be totally positive about safety of anything taken or ingested during pregnancy- but if you need it- please use moderately. ...Read more

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Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Not normal: Normal implies that most pregnant women suffer from cough which clearly is not true. Pregnant women should not have a cough just like everyone else. Your cough will need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is broncholyte good in the treatment of cough during pregnancy?

Is broncholyte good in the treatment of cough during pregnancy?

Broncholyte: Most over-the-counter cough syrups have different ingredients. You should check with your gynecologist regarding safety of taking this medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

Depends: Coughing associated with uncomplicated upper respiratory infection can be treated with Codeine based cough suppressants. If however, it becomes a productive cough or associated with a fever or shortness of breath, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy ?

Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy ?

Not Recommended: Sancos cough syrup contains pholcodine, psudoephedrine, chlorphiniramine and menthol i will not recommend it but if you have to take it for short period it has to be prescribed by your doctor who will decide that the its use is worth the risk. ...Read more

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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