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Mucinex Guaifenesin During Pregnancy

Mucinex Guaifenesin During Pregnancy:

Is Mucinex (Guaifenesin) safe during pregnancy?During pregnancy is recommended not to take any type of medication.  Any over the counter drug should not be taken in the first trimester of pregnancy. 

Mucinex during pregnancy is used to relieve the symptoms of cough and mucus in the chest due to flu, colds, or fever. 

The mucinex works by thinning mucus in the lungs and making it less sticky. It will help relieve some pressure and make it easier to cough up.

It is safe to take Mucinex during the second and third trimester.

Mucinex FDA Pregnancy Category

Mucinex has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA.  The FDA classifies categories as:

  • A = Safe
  • B = Probably Safe
  • C = Weigh risk vs. benefits
  • D = Weigh risk vs. benefits
  • X = Unsafe
  • N= Unknown

How Much Mucinex (Guaifenesin) Is Safe During Pregnancy?

The normal dosages in the bottom are not recommended during pregnancy. Make sure to talk with your physician about the right dosage intake. Never take any type of dosage if your unsure of the correct amount. 

What Are The Risks of Taking Mucinex Guaifenesin During Pregnancy?

The risks of taking Mucinex while pregnant are the following:

  • Risk of neural tube defects: The odds of be affected by a neural tube defect is one in 500.  NTD, like spina bifida, are defects of the brain and spinal.
  • Risk of other birth defects: A small number of birth defects are caused by Mucinex guaifenesin during pregnancy.

Mucinex While Breastfeeding

Is Mucinex safe to take while nursing? Taking Mucinex while breastfeeding is considered fairly safe. However, there have been no conclusive tests.

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