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is there safe cold medicine to take?

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I feel terrible. I can't stop coughing, I have chest congestion and a pounding headache.

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Call your doctor for a suggestion.  Pregnant women are so sensitive to medications and there are some that are just not good for your baby.  My doctor told me most tylenol products are fine to take, but I wouldn't take anything without at least speaking to the nurse first.  Hope you feel better soon!
I took Baby Tylenol. lol  But I talked to my doctor first, of course.
I was told i could take robitussin and mucinex was told to stay away from sudifed
I was told to take tylenol cold and sinus and robitussin when I wasnt feeling well but I would always check with your dr before taking anything
Definitely stay away from anything with pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine in it. They can affedt blood flow to the placenta. Other than that you can have Mucinex, Hytuss, Naldecon, Senior Ex, Robitussin, Benylin Adult, Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough, Scot-Tussin DM, Vicks 44 Cough, Benylin Expectorant, Robitussin DM, Vicks 44E, cough drops, Vicks Vapor Rub. I don't know what half of it is but that is the list that I have and it came from either this web site or the babycenter web site. I hope you find something on this list to help you get to feeling better! Good luck :)

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