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Dextromethorphan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dextromethorphan is also known as: Babee Cof, Benylin DM, Bisolvon Dry, Bisolvon Dry Junior, Buckley's Mixture Cough Suppressant, Buckleys Mixture, Calmylin, Cough Syrup DM, Creomulsion, Delsym, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief for Children & Adults, Delsym Children's 12-Hour Cough Relief, DexAlone, Dextromethorphan HBr Adult Formula, Dry Cough, Novahistine DM, PediaCare Children's Long-Acting Cough, Robitussin Children's Cough Long-Acting, Robitussin CoughGels Long-Acting, Robitussin DX Cough Control, Silphen DM, Triaminic Long Acting Cough, Vicks Dayquil Cough, Vicks Formula 44

Dextromethorphan Pregnancy Warnings

Dextromethorphan has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Dextromethorphan is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Dextromethorphan Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of dextromethorphan into human milk.

Based on the low molecular weight of dextromethorphan some passage into breast milk probably occurs. However, maternal use of dextromethorphan products that do not contain alcohol are probably safe to use during breast-feeding.

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