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What cough med is safe to take while pregnant?

I cant remember i think its robitussin dm! Im 39wks 5d an i have a really bad cold an the cough is keeping me from sleeping!

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:28 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Yep its Robitussin. Just the regular kind, not the kind with all the other stuff added in it.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 9:29 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • You can also use Lozenges. They had me use those.

    Answer by acholt21 at 9:30 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • sit in a steamy bathroom to help your nose - i'd sometimes put a rocking chair or folding chair in it and just read while the bathroom steamed for a bit, you can use an egg timer so you don't stay too too long. Try gargling too with lukewarm salt water frequently and saline nose drops - Ayer or
    NaSal. Robitussin is what what recommended too for me - your ob's staff might have a list right at their desk with ok otc meds.

    Feel better Mommy - just hang in there baby's almost here!!!!

    Answer by lfl at 9:37 PM on Sep. 24, 2009


    This is a good list to print off and keep handy.

    Answer by Petie at 9:41 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • every doctor says different

    i can do robitussin and sudafed

    Answer by staciandababy at 9:44 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • I dont take any over the counter medications or prescribed medications. Im not into drinking or eating toxins in my body. When i have a cold,sore throat, sneezy or congested i drink hot tea with Lemon and organic honey. I gargle with warm salt water. I drink Cayenne pepper with green tea or peppermint tea. I also make a ginger tea as well.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Robitussin is fine - just the plain tussin, no letters after it. Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) is ok if you're stuffed up, but not PE (phenylephrenine), get the stuff from behind the pharmacy counter. And never use any antihistamine (Benadryl, Chlortrimeton, Zyrtec, Claritin, etc.) with an expectorant (the main ingredient in the tussin), whether pregnant or not.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:12 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

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