Is it safe to take cough drops during pregnancy?


Quick Answer

Certain brands of cough drops are considered safe to take during pregnancy. However, it is always advisable to check with a doctor before using any type of medication while pregnant.

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According to the Women's Care website, it is safe to take these cough drops during pregnancy:

  • Halls Menthol-Cough Suppressant / Oral Anesthetic Plus Medicine
  • Ricola Cough Suppressant Throat Drops
  • Vicks Menthol Cough Suppressant / Oral Anesthetic Drops

This does not necessarily mean that these are the only brands that are safe to take when a woman is pregnant. A doctor will be able to provide a detailed list of which over the counter medications can safely be used.

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