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Generic Name
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide and guaifenesin (guaiphenesin)
Trade Name
Robitussin DM
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Antitussive.
  • Expectorant.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Limited data for Dextromethorphan but considered to be safe in pregnancy. No animal studies.
  • No adequate data for guaifenesin (guaiphenesin), but suggested possible association with inguinal hernia if used in 1st trimester, no fetal adverse effects have been reported when used in the last two trimesters.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available for Dextromethorphan and guaiphenesin in breast feeding.
  • Other Trade Names
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