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Is it safe to use cough syrup during pregnancy ?

Sir my wife is 32 year old & she is in 8th week of pregenency. She got sevier cough and doctor given cof stop cough syrup . Is it safe to use cough syrup during early pregenency regards bells
Asked On : Tue, 5 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi Bells
Welcome to HCM
read your prob , do not worry , cough syp which doesnt contain codine is safe in pregnancy. you should give her. you should rule out cause of cough n along with cough syp start antibiotic as per advise of your doc.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to healthcaremagic. While some medications are considered safe to take during pregnancy, the effects of other medications on your unborn baby are unknown. Therefore, it is very important to pay special attention to medications you take while you are pregnant, especially during the first trimester, a crucial time of development for your baby. Therefore I need to know the drug which was prescribed to you by your doctor. For eg. benadryl cough syrup is considered safe during pregnancy whereas corex syrups's effects are not known in pregnancy so is avoided if possible. Wish you good health.
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