Dextromethorphan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Dextromethorphan is also known as: Benylin DM, Bisolvon Dry, Buckleys Mixture, Cough Syrup DM, Creomulsion, Delsym, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief for Children & Adults, DexAlone, Dexi-Tuss, Dextromethorphan HBr Adult Formula, Duract Max Strength Cough, ElixSure Cough, Hold, Hold DM, PediaCare Children's Long-Acting Cough, Pertussin CS Childrens, Pertussin DM, Robitussin Children's Cough Long-Acting, Robitussin CoughGels Long-Acting, Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers, St. Joseph Cough Suppressant, Sucrets 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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