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Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin is also known as: Biospec DMX, Broncotron, Chest Congestion Relief DM, Cofex-DM, Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough, Cough Formula-DM, Creo-Terpin, Delsym Cough+ Chest Congestion DM, Diabetic Tuss DM, Fenesin DM, Guaiasorb Cough Medicine, Guaifen DM, Guaifenesin DM, Guaifenex DM, Iophen DM, Mucinex Children's Cough, Mucinex DM, Mucinex DM Maximum Strength, Robafen DM, Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM, Siltussin DM, Tussin DM, Tussin DM Clear, Vicks DayQuil Cough & Congestion, Zyncof

Medically reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin Pregnancy Warnings

Dextromethorphan-guaifenesin has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted on this combination product. There are no controlled data on this combination product in human pregnancy. Dextromethorphan-guaifenesin is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of dextromethorphan-guaifenesin into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue dextromethorphan-guaifenesin, taking into account the importance of dextromethorphan-guaifenesin to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Tussi-Organidin DM NR (dextromethorphan-guaifenesin)" Wallace Laboratories, Cranbury, NJ.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 5th ed." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Tussi-Organidin DM NR (dextromethorphan-guaifenesin)" Wallace Laboratories, Cranbury, NJ.

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