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Pregnant. Taken Viscodyne for cough and cold. Side effect on embryo?

Dr My wife is found to be pregnant for 2/3 weeks aprox ( Nov 20th Period missing). But around 10 th of Dec. she had 2 capsuls of MOX500 and one or two time of VISCODYNE -D all due to severe cough and cold even losing voice few days. So whether MOX500 has got any possible side effect on New Ambryo or foetus as you may call ? Pl help. Regards. INGRAJI SINGH YYYY@YYYY 20/12/2012
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Mox(500) is considered as safe antibiotics during pregnancy, so no problem in taking that.

Viscodyne D contains Dextromethorphan which is usually not used during pregnancy as studies have shown that it causes a birth defect in animals but it has not shown any increase in birth defects in those women who had taken it during pregnancy. It is better to avoid it. One or two times of Viscodyne D syrup will not cause any birth defect so you need not worry.
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