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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for cold and cough during pregnancy

Hi , Dr. My daughter in-law is in her 34th week of pregnancy. Recently, she had been suffering with lot of cold /cough with some breathing discomforts. Her dr has advised he rto take Cepodem & Deriphylline. I am just worried if that is ok. Is there any other way than taking the antibiotics? Pls suggest. Thanx.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015
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It is best if she takes the Cepodem and the Deriphylline as prescribed by the doctor.
She is already 34 weeks and the Cepodem will not cause any harm to the baby. The Deriphylline will help her breathe more easily. It is very important that she takes the medications as breathing discomfort and chest infection in pregnancy can harm both mother and baby, if not treated promptly.

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