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What Cold Meds Can I Take?

What cold meds can I take while pregnant?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Typical antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are usually fine, as is the decongestant pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) (but NOT phenylephrine (Sudafed PE), stick with the kind you have to ask for at that pharmacy counter). If you have a cough or mucusy build-up, expectorant like guaifenesin (Mucinex, also a common ingredient in cough syrups). You can take the decongestant with either an antihistamine or expectorant, but don't take the antihistamine and expectorant together.

    For combination meds, Tylenol Cold is ok, as is Robitussin with or without the expectorant and decongestant.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:06 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I would check with your o.b. To find that out

    Answer by tinamarie1972 at 12:07 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Cough: Robitussin (plain)/Cough Drops (honey can also help soothe a cough and a sore throat)
    Head Cold/Sinus: Sudafed, Actifed, Tavist, Chlori-Trimeton (plain), Clariton
    Headaches/Fever: Acetominophen (Tylenol)
    Nasal Congestion: Saline Sprays/Washes


    Answer by TiffanieJohnson at 3:33 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

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