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I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take cough drops? I have a really bad cough that has been keeping me up at night.

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Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Meds in pregnancy

It depends on what the cough drops contain.
Typical OTC cough drops may contain a mild local anesthetic along with the candy-like drop. This is probably okay in small doses. Please consult your OB for more recommendations and to make sure the cough is not asthma or other new condition.

In brief: Meds in pregnancy

It depends on what the cough drops contain.
Typical OTC cough drops may contain a mild local anesthetic along with the candy-like drop. This is probably okay in small doses. Please consult your OB for more recommendations and to make sure the cough is not asthma or other new condition.
Dr. Susan Madonna
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

You can use OTC cough medications.

In brief: Yes

You can use OTC cough medications.
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