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Is it safe to take Robitussin (guaifenesin) with dextromethorphan in it during early pregnancy?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dextromethorphan

Assigned to pregnancy category c by fda.
Animal studies show evidence of teratogenicity. Dm only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. But, "…safety of dm in pregnancy : results of a controlled study" (done 2001) concluded :… study fails to show dm use during pregnancy increases rates of major malformations above expected baseline rate of 1% to 3%. Ask ob's opinion.

In brief: Dextromethorphan

Assigned to pregnancy category c by fda.
Animal studies show evidence of teratogenicity. Dm only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. But, "…safety of dm in pregnancy : results of a controlled study" (done 2001) concluded :… study fails to show dm use during pregnancy increases rates of major malformations above expected baseline rate of 1% to 3%. Ask ob's opinion.
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Dr. Daniel Maddox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes!

Currently available information fails to identify any specific increase in risk to mother or baby from this agent used during pregnancy.

In brief: Yes!

Currently available information fails to identify any specific increase in risk to mother or baby from this agent used during pregnancy.
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