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Suggest medication for cold and cough during pregnancy

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Dr. Deepti Verma

OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Practicing since :2009

Answered : 5069 Questions

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in General Health
Question: Hello doctor,

My wife is in 5th month of pregnancy and is suffering from cold and cough. Is it safe to take a cough syrup in pregnancy? Is there a particular one she should take?
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Grilinctus cough syrup

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
It is safe to take few cough syrups in pregnancy.
She can take Grilinctus cough syrup thrice a day
for 5 days to get the relief.
Along with it, she can take steam inhalation.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Dr Deepti Verma
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 26 hours later
Is it safe to take homepathy medicines during pregnancy? Our Homeopathy doctor suggested - sbl stodal cough syrup - would that interfere with pregnancy in anyway?
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Effect not known

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, Effect of homeopathic medications are not well studied and researched in pregnancy, so I will suggest you to avoid such medications.
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad

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