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can i take tylenol and robitussin? CHACHAB 2 kids; Texas 9327 posts
Nov 21st '11

i'm pregnant also
i had a bad cough so i took some robitussin to help my doctor says i can
i got a bad head ache though :(
and i wanted to take some tylenol but i just took some robitussin

buhbyebabymoreimportant Pennsylvania 5530 posts
Nov 21st '11

If the robitussin doesn't have acetaminophen in it, I don't see why you can't take some tylenol?

Trinity'sMommy2012 Due February 29 (girl); 16 kids; Illinois 29 posts
Nov 21st '11

Yes Tylenol is the most recommended pain medication for preqnant women.

Braeden's Momma 1 child; Texas 1114 posts
Nov 22nd '11

i wouldn't take the Robitussin and yes Tylenol but make sure it says REGULAR STRENGTH !

*mommy to a 3rd* 3 kids; Utah 3761 posts
Nov 22nd '11

You can take extra strength Tylenol ! That's all I took with my kids and they came out just fine !

kravenscookiejar 18 kids; Surprise, Arizona 20749 posts
Nov 22nd '11

Both of those are fine to take during pregnancy. As far as whether or not you can take them together, it depends on the type of Robitussin. (My doc told me to only take DM during pregnancy, btw)



Check the label to see if it contains acetaminophen.

CHACHAB 2 kids; Texas 9327 posts
Nov 22nd '11
Quoting Braeden's Momma:" i wouldn't take the Robitussin and yes Tylenol but make sure it says REGULAR STRENGTH !"


what why can't i take robitussin??
i take extra strength tylenol

Braeden's Momma 1 child; Texas 1114 posts
Nov 22nd '11
Quoting Deagan'sMama + 1!:" what why can't i take robitussin?? i take extra strength tylenol"



My doctor told me not too and i never had a cough when i was pregnant so i wouldn't know, i just know that i was too afraid to try anything.

kravenscookiejar 18 kids; Surprise, Arizona 20749 posts
Nov 22nd '11
Quoting Deagan'sMama + 1!:" what why can't i take robitussin?? i take extra strength tylenol"


You can. According to all of my OBs and hospital staff over three pregnancies. lol



I take extra strength Tylenol as well.

Anthony & Alexis' Mama! 2 kids; California 1079 posts
Nov 22nd '11
Quoting kravenscookiejar:" You can. According to all of my OBs and hospital staff over three pregnancies. lol I take extra strength Tylenol as well."


my doctor gave me a list of medications to take and robitussin DM was one of them too.

kravenscookiejar 18 kids; Surprise, Arizona 20749 posts
Nov 22nd '11

Generally considered safe:



Guaifenesin, an expectorant (Hytuss, Mucinex, Naldecon Senior EX, Robitussin)



Dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant (Benylin Adult, Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough, Scot-Tussin DM, Vicks 44 Cough Relief)



Guaifenesin plus dextromethorphan (Benylin Expectorant, Robitussin DM, Vicks 44E)



Cough drops



Vicks VapoRub



Not safe to take:

Cold remedies that contain alcohol

The decongestants pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine, which can affect blood flow to the placenta

CHACHAB 2 kids; Texas 9327 posts
Nov 22nd '11
Quoting kravenscookiejar:" Generally considered safe: Guaifenesin, an expectorant (Hytuss, Mucinex, Naldecon Senior EX, Robitussin) ... [snip!] ... remedies that contain alcohol The decongestants pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine, which can affect blood flow to the placenta"


whys everyone dayin robitussin DM isn't save to take thats what i have :(
i've been taking
my obgyn told me i should be taking something for my cough
and then i asked my sick doctor if i could take robitussin he said yes but i didn't say DM i don't know if that matters
now i'm all scared

Stinks Mama {BAMF} 17 kids; Williamsport, Pennsylvania 2774 posts
Nov 22nd '11

Robotussin DM is ok..but if you take any other cold medication, make sure it has no alcohol.

kravenscookiejar 18 kids; Surprise, Arizona 20749 posts
Nov 22nd '11
Quoting Deagan'sMama + 1!:" whys everyone dayin robitussin DM isn't save to take thats what i have :( i've been taking my obgyn ... [snip!] ... asked my sick doctor if i could take robitussin he said yes but i didn't say DM i don't know if that matters now i'm all scared"


Robitussin DM is perfectly fine to take, it's right there in that list, and is what I was specifically told to take.



That's what I take even when I'm not pregnant, since I'm diabetic.