I have a very chesty cough at the moment and I was trying to get over it without medication. I ended up buying Benadryl forte chesty for my husband because i'm pretty sure he's borderline chest infection (but is too stubborn to go to the doctor)!!.. however, my cough is not getting better and i'm wondering if I can take that too? it doesn't say anything on the box and if I google it I can't find much and what I do is contradictory to each other.. lol... so does anyone know for sure?
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09-07-2014 17:39 #1
Can I take cough medicine while pregnant?
09-07-2014 17:56 #2
I was under the impression that you shouldn't have cough mixture when pregnant, but have nothing to back that up with. Sorry not much help I know!
09-07-2014 18:06 #3
From memory, I *think* both ingredients are CatA in pregnancy. I recommend calling a late night pharmacy and speak to the pharmacist.
09-07-2014 18:15 #4
Yeah as op said I'd check. I had terrible coughs when I was pregnant. .I was so miserable and the OB told me there was nothing I could do. He didn't recommend cough meds
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09-07-2014 18:26 #5
I have never found a cough medicine that was safe. You might be better trying inhalers depending on the symptoms.
09-07-2014 18:42 #6Senior Member
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You can have robitussin chesty cough. It's category a according to the list the pharmacist looked up when I enquired
09-07-2014 18:44 #7
Have you been to the dr because if it's a chest infection you will need anti biotics right?
If you're on anti biotics and want an expectorant a shot of whiskey can do the trick. I don't know how people feel about that sort of thing while pregnant though.
Hope you feel better
09-07-2014 19:59 #8
The pharmacist gave me 'duro tuss' earlier in my pregnancy when I had a really bad chesty cough. He said it was safe for pregnancy and despite not being a massive believer in the effectiveness of cough medicine I admit it actually really helped me, especially to sleep without coughing all night.
29-07-2014 19:42 #9Junior Member
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Some of the ingredients in the cold medicines are considered to be safe for pregnant women, but others medicines which should be avoided by the pregnancy womens. As most of the cold medicines are multisymptom remedies which contain two or more drugs. And the drugs which include antihistamines for alleviating allergy symptoms which will helping you to sleep, So it is better remember that no drug is 100 percent safe for all women, the good idea is to check with your doctor before taking any kind of medicine during pregnancy.
29-07-2014 19:46 #10
I have a pretty terrible cough at the moment but I did have a chest infection which the dr caught just as it was starting up. It's probably a good idea to go to the dr and make sure its not an infection. You're better off getting it treated if it is than taking cough medicine IMO. If it's not an infection, then the dr can advise what is safe for you to take for some cough relief. Just my 2c.
Also I found keeping the bedroom warm at night, drinks that soothe the throat (lemon honey tea, or warm milk), or butter menthols also helps a bit with the cough in the mean time.
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