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Can Deriphyllin, Theophylline, Montair LC, Codistar and Dezacor be taken for a dry cough during pregnancy?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 in Pregnancy
Question: My wife having 21 week pregnancy. she has dry cough since one month.. Dr suggested medicine list.. Please suggest it is suitable or not...
1.Deriphyllin retard 150 table--ETOFYLINE/ETOPHYLLINE-115 MG +Theophylline 35 mg-twice in a day
2.MONTAIR LC...Levocetirizine + Montelukast-ones in a day
3.Codistar dry cough syrup--Chlorpheniamine+Codeine phosphate-thrice in a day
4. Dezacor-6-Deflazacort--twice in a day

Thanks for quick response...They have give medicine for 3 days only... should i skip Deflazacort, if side effect in long run or continue for 3 days.. please suggest once aagain..
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 31 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:


Thanks for posting your query.

I have gone through your query and health concern in detail and attached report. First three 1, 2, and 3rd medicines are safe but 4th Deflazacort may cause side effects to the baby in long run, safe for 3-5 days.

I hope this answers your query.

In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

Wishing you good health.


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Thanks for writing again.

continue for 3 days, no problem.

Hope my answer is helpful.

Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN

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