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I am 4w+5d pregnant but I have sever cold and am coughing also. What can I do to help relieve this and can I take any cough syrup at all.

I am 4w+5d pregnant but I have sever cold and am coughing also. What can I do to help relieve this and can I take any cough syrup at all.

Consult OB: I agree with your ob-gyn- no medicine unless mandtory during your first trimester. Dark brown honey is an excellent cough suppresant and quite soothing. Most obs will not recommend medication at this time. ...Read more

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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I am 4w+-5d pregnant but I have sever cold and I am coughing also. Is there anything I can do to help relieve myself. And can I take any cough syrup?

I am 4w+-5d pregnant but I have sever cold and I am coughing also. Is there anything I can do to help relieve myself. And can I take any cough syrup?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex or robitussin (aka guaifenisin) are safe in pregnancy, as is dextromethorphan. Avoid sudafed. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) throat lozenges, saile nasal spray are also safe. If you start having fevers, the cough persists, or feel that you are getting worse, please go see your doctor. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of complications from 'colds' that everyone else recovers from. Remember to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

Yes: Over the counter medicines, such as robitussin, nyquil, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are all safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

Cough: I usually have my patients take regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) for their cough. Cough drops are perfectly safe as well, especially if your throat is irritated. ...Read more

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Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Did you get this in: The uk.? According to drugs. Com, prospan cough syrup contains
ground ivy dry extract 5-7.5:1 ethanolic 30% w/w. Info states “the safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, therefore the use of this product during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.”. ...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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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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Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

We simply don't know: While I am inclined to say it is probably ok, we do not have enough information and no formal studies to say one way or another. Demonstrating safety or hazard is much more difficult than you may realize. That is why we always err on the side of caution during pregnancy and take things only when clearly indicated and of proven benefit. ...Read more

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I am 31 weeks pregnant. I took a cough syrup that contains ivy leaf. Since I took it the top of my stomach has been cramping 6 hours now. Is this ok?

I am 31 weeks pregnant. I took a cough syrup that contains ivy leaf. Since I took it the top of my stomach has been cramping 6 hours now. Is this ok?

Unsure: While this could be a form of GI upset, you can't make that assumption. Please call the doctor or midwife who is delivering you and alert them of the pain now. Based on your description, I can't rule out preterm labor or contractions. By the way most cough drops and plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) area probably the safest for a cough during pregnancy. ...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 a pregnant woman take cough medicine in her first trimester?

Can a pregnant woman take cough medicine in her first trimester?

Depends: Many cough medications are safe in the first trimester You need to know the specific ingredients of the cough medication. For example, Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is safe in the first trimester. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant and I have a really bad cough that won't go away. Is there any cough medicine that will be safe for me to take?

I am 11 weeks pregnant and I have a really bad cough that won't go away. Is there any cough medicine that will be safe for me to take?

Consult your OB MD: Yes, there are safe cough medications, but remember many of them will have an impact on your unborn child. Please consult with your treating OB MD for an answer as he/she will be managing your present and future OB care. ...Read more

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What type of cold or cough medicine can be taken while pregnant?

What type of cold or cough medicine can be taken while pregnant?

Some suggestions: I would suggest nasal saline, lozenges, warm liquids and rest.
Here is a link for more information: http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/safe-otc-cold-and-flu-treatment-to-use-during-pregnancy ...Read more

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What cough medicine is safe during pregnancy?

What cough medicine is safe during pregnancy?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): And any of the cough drops like hall should be fine. However, consult your ob. ...Read more

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Wet cough medicine for 5th month pregnant lady?

Wet cough medicine for 5th month pregnant lady?

Ask your doctor: It's best to ask your obstetrician about what medications are best to take during pregnancy, for any conditions. ...Read more

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What can cold medicine do to the baby in the first trimester? So, for about two weeks my friend has been taking cold medicine and cough medicine regularly on the doctors order. Thing is, she didn't know she was pregnant until, well now. She figures that

What can cold medicine do to the baby in the first trimester? So, for about two weeks my friend has been taking cold medicine and cough medicine regularly on the doctors order. Thing is, she didn't know she was pregnant until, well now. She figures that

It: It depends on what cough and cold medicines she took. The good news - many cough and cold medicines are considered relatively safe to take during pregnancy. Since there are many many brands out there, i'll list the generic names of the active ingredients. If she took a medication with:
- guafenesin
- dextromethorphan
- cough drops
- vick's vapo-rub
- acetaminophen
- diphenhydramine
then you can stop worrying. These are considered relatively safe during pregnancy.

The two things that are not considered safe during pregnancy are cold remedies that contain alcohol and ones that contain Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine since both of these can effect blood flow to the placenta.

If she has concerns about her pregnancy, she should contact her doctor to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after consuming alcohol can I take cough syrup?

How long after consuming alcohol can I take cough syrup?

Depends the amount: Usually one drink takes 1-2 hour to disappear. Therefore it should be ok after 4 hours with 2 drinks.

However, there all kinds of cough syrups. Some have tylenol (acetaminophen) and both tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol may cause bad liver trouble.

Obviously, it also depends the amount of cough syrup and the presence of any (undetected) liver disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take melatonin with codine cough syrup?

Is it possible for you to take melatonin with codine cough syrup?

Yes: If you have taken melatonin in the past with good results, it is ok to take it along with a prescription cough syrup. Just be aware that there can be additive effects of taking both together, ie you may be more sedated than usual, or even feel groggy when you wake up in the morning. Use a low dose of melatonin, eg. 5-1 mg and increase by. 5mg nightly if needed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take dry cough syrup if I have a phlemy cough at times?

Is it ok to take dry cough syrup if I have a phlemy cough at times?

Yes: The cough suppressant is the same in the medication so either will help with the cough ...Read more

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Allergic to codine & codone. Is there another cough syrup similar to take?

No: For severe cough, we may prescribe Robitussin (guaifenesin) w/ codeine. It will help w/ cough suppression, illness pain, and insomnia. For people who do not tolerate codeine, vicotussin can be used; but that has hydro-codone, which you say you're sensitive to. That pretty much rules out the narcotics for cough suppression. You could use tessalon for great cough control, but without the sedation nor pain control. ...Read more

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I'm taking a codene cough syrup can I take a 10 milligram melatonin with it?

I'm taking a codene cough syrup can I take a 10 milligram melatonin with it?

Be careful: Both Codeine and melatonin have sedative effects, and the two together may cause significant sedation. If you are taking other meds, there may be further interactions. If you have respiratory problems, the combo may exacerbate those problems. You may also feel groggy in the morning; so be careful with machinery or driving. I'd advise using one or the other, not both. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can you take melatonin with night time cough syrup?

Hello docs. I was wondering can you take melatonin with night time cough syrup?

Yes: If you've taken melatonin previously with good results, it's ok to take along with your cough medication at night. Just be aware combining the two may produce additive, or stronger, effects than taken individually. You may be more sedated, or more groggy when you wake up. Use the lowest effective melatonin dose, eg. 5-1 mg, increase by. 5mg nightly as needed. ...Read more

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Is it fine to go the gym while having cough? I only take the cough syrup before sleeping.

Is it fine to go the gym while having cough? I only take the cough syrup before sleeping.

It all depends: On what is causing the cough, is it constant, persistent, annoying etc? If you know your cough is not infectious and not disrupting, you may go to the gym. Do be considerate of others. ...Read more

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How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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