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Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin is also known as: Biospec DMX, Broncotron, Cofex-DM, Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough, Cough Formula-DM, Diabetic Tuss DM, G-Tron, Guaifen DM, Guaifenesin DM, Guaifenex DM, Humibid CS, Iophen DM, Iophen DM NR, Mucinex DM, Mucosa DM, Mucus Relief DM, Pecgen DMX, Q-Tussin DM, Robafen DM, Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM, Siltussin DM, Tussi-Organidin DM NR, Tussin Cough, Tussin DM, Zyncof

Medically reviewed on June 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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