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Can Robitussin DM and Benadryl together while pregnant?

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Can I take Robitussin DM and Benedryl at the same time while pregnant?

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.


Robitussin should be avoided during pregnancy. Benadryl can be taken. So you can take only Benadryl.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I was told by a number of Midwives (and many medical places online) that Robitussin is ok to take while pregnant (I'm 38 weeks). I have already taken it tonight and am wondering if I can take Benedryl as well since I have bad nasal congestion as well as a bad cough.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.


Robitussin has not been studied (due to ethical reasons) of the fetal effects so we do not know if there are adverse effects or not, so this is classified in pregnancy category C. Please read the resource:

Though, taken in 38 weeks may not be harmful. Robitussin DM and Benadryl do not have known drug interaction.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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