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Pregnant, have asthma. Sore throat, burning chest, cough, yellow-green mucus. Safe expectorant?

Im 36, 12 weeks pregnant. I am an asthmatic sufferer, however have it very much under control with seretide disc inhalant. I weight 60kg and 163cm tall. I started with a sore throat that turns into burning chest cough a few days later. I then have thick yellow/green mucous that I cough up. - MY QUESTION : Is there any SAFE mucolotant or expectarant I can use whilst pregnant? thank you Van
Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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Mucolytics that are safer in pregnacy are
1. Ambroxol
2. Bromhexine
3. N-acetylcysteine-it seems to be safe when used in low doses.

N-acetylcysteine, ambroxol and bromhexine are first-choice mucolytics during pregnancy.
Iodine-containing mucolytics are contraindicated, especially after the first trimester.

DR Hariom Sharma
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