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Is taking cefixime safe for cough during pregnancy?

Hi,
I am in my third semester of pregnancy. For more than a week now i have been suffering from persistent cough and have been adviced to take deryphillin retard and Cefixime tablets along with zedex cough syrup(thrice a day).After a day i discontinued deryphillin, knowing that it crosses placenta and completed a 5 day course on cefixine. My cough has now subsided, but still the cough is yellow in colour. Now the doctor has asked me to take TusQ-x+ Expectorant along with cefixime. Is it safe?
Sat, 1 Mar 2014
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Penicilline group of drug comes under category b for risk during pregnancy that means either human study failed to demonstrate foetal risk or human study lacking but animal study failed to demonstrate foetal abnormalities .
So don't worry n have faith on your doc n continue using cefixime .

Thanks n regards
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kishore Kunal's  Response
Hi,
Penicilline group of drug comes under category b for risk during pregnancy that means either human study failed to demonstrate foetal risk or human study lacking but animal study failed to demonstrate foetal abnormalities .
So don't worry n have faith on your doc n continue using cefixime .

Thanks n regards
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kishore Kunal's  Response
Hi,
Penicilline group of drug comes under category b for risk during pregnancy that means either human study failed to demonstrate foetal risk or human study lacking but animal study failed to demonstrate foetal abnormalities .
So don't worry n have faith on your doc n continue using cefixime .

Thanks n regards
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