Is It Safe to Take Cough Drops During Pregnancy?

Is It Safe to Take Cough Drops During Pregnancy?

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.

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.