Is Cough Medicine Safe For Nursing Mothers?
Hello … I want it … I have a dry cough (no phlegm) is the Vicks Formula 44 drug safe for breastfeeding mothers of children 1 year ?? Thanks in advance …
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cough medicine that you call contains Dextromethorphan HBr and Doxylamine Succinate, is a medicine used to treat dry cough, sneezing and itchy throat. where dry cough medicine containing dextromethrophan, there is no research that confirms the existence of severe side effects in breast-fed babies from mothers who use this drug. however it is recommended the use of this drug in breastfeeding with infants over 2 months old. But doxylamine drugs contain antihistamines to relieve allergies and colds. where the combination with antihistamines found in cough and allergic drugs is estimated if you are breastfeeding, can reduce milk production, but further research is still needed to prove this conjecture. Do not use this drug without doctor's advice.
Before deciding to use this drug, you should first consult with your doctor about using this drug. Always consider the potential benefits and risks of using a drug. If you decide to use this medicine, make sure that the benefits of this medicine for your condition outweigh the health risks you might get if you take doxylamine.
You should consult a doctor if your cough does not heal, so that the doctor can do a direct examination and provide treatment in accordance with the cause and safe for nursing mothers.
There are several things you can do to reduce your cough without taking medication
drink enough mineral water at least 8-12 glasses a day that is enough, do steam therapy and rinse with salt water you can consume honey, by drinking it directly or mixed with warm tea or lemon juice. this content can be a cough medicine for nursing mothers who are very safe to consume so the info I can give
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get well soon for mom