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Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin is also known as: Benylin Expectorant, Bidex-DM, Broncotron, Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough, Creo-Terpin, Delsym Cough+ Chest Congestion DM, Guaifenesin DM, Guaifenex DM, Humibid CS, Humigen DM, Iophen DM, Mindal DM, Mucinex Children's Cough, Mucinex DM, Mucinex DM Maximum Strength, Mucus Relief DM, Pecgen DMX, Phlemex, Q-Tussin DM, Robafen DM, Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM, Siltussin DM, Tussin DM, Tussin DM Max, Zyncof

Medically reviewed on Nov 2, 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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