Doctors Lounge - Gynecology AnswersBack to Gynecology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/14/2017.
Forum Name: Obstetrics
Question: Using Cough Drops While Pregnant
|purple11 - Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:44 pm||
What cough drops are safe to use during pregnancy? I have some ricola drops and some halls fruit breezers. Are those safe? I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have a horrible runny nose, sore throat and sinus pressure. Do you have any other recommendations? What is safe?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:06 am||
I have been told by teratology specialists that over-the-counter cold remedies are mostly fine and no problem with cough medication. There has been no apparent increase in birth defects among babies whose mothers have used these treatments. However, if you have high blood pressure you should only take antihistamines/decongestants under your doctor's advice since some can cause an increase in blood pressure. The concern is with the mother's health.
I cannot say whether or not herbal supplements are safe as these are not monitored in the same way as other medications.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.