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Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin is also known as: Benylin Expectorant, Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough, Cough Formula-DM, Delsym Cough+ Chest Congestion DM, Diabetic Tuss DM, Guaifenesin DM, Guaifenex DM, Humibid CS, Iophen DM, Iophen DM NR, 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, Vicks DayQuil Mucus Control DM, Zyncof

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 30, 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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