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Are cough suppressants safe to take during pregnancy?
Q: Is it safe to take any cough suppression medicine or cough candy while I'm pregnant (I’m at 16 weeks)?
Sandra Germantown
A: I allow patients to use over-the-counter cough medications; there are particular brands that I recommend. You should check with your own physician about their policy toward taking cough suppression medications and other cold remedies during your pregnancy. You will find differences of opinion among practitioners.
Craig L. Bissinger M.D.