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Im breast feeding can I take cough medicine?
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Medications like Mucinex (guaifenesin) are probably safe in breast feeding.

In brief: Yes
Medications like Mucinex (guaifenesin) are probably safe in breast feeding.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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In brief: Yes, you can.
Avoid products with an alcohol content of over 20%.
Robitussin, mucinex, triaminic expectorant, and vicks nyquil are not known to be harmful, but watch for infant drowsiness. Expectorants like guaifenesin(the main ingredient in mucinex, robitussin, benylin) don’t suppress coughs. They loosen up the mucus in the respiratory tract to make it easier to cough up. No data suggesting harm in infants.

In brief: Yes, you can.
Avoid products with an alcohol content of over 20%.
Robitussin, mucinex, triaminic expectorant, and vicks nyquil are not known to be harmful, but watch for infant drowsiness. Expectorants like guaifenesin(the main ingredient in mucinex, robitussin, benylin) don’t suppress coughs. They loosen up the mucus in the respiratory tract to make it easier to cough up. No data suggesting harm in infants.
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