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Is it safe to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) during pregnancy?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Mucinex (guaifenesin) is safe in pregnancy.
Use only as needed as with any medication.

In brief: Yes

Mucinex (guaifenesin) is safe in pregnancy.
Use only as needed as with any medication.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Formulation

There are different formulations of Mucinex (guaifenesin) -- one which includes Guaifenesin alone (an expectorant); another called Mucinex (guaifenesin) d, which contains Guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine (decongestant); and Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, containing Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant.
Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan are ok to use. Pseudoephedrine should not be taken in first trimester.

In brief: Formulation

There are different formulations of Mucinex (guaifenesin) -- one which includes Guaifenesin alone (an expectorant); another called Mucinex (guaifenesin) d, which contains Guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine (decongestant); and Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, containing Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant.
Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan are ok to use. Pseudoephedrine should not be taken in first trimester.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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