View Full Version : quick ?: dayquil

06-24-2010, 12:35 AM
I've come down with a cold with nasal congestion, and I'm wondering if you know whether dayquil is safe to take during the second trimester. I'd take tylenol, but we're out of this. TIA!

06-24-2010, 01:01 AM
I got sick while pregnant and wouldn't take anyhting, and finally my OB made me take Robitussin. I can't speak for what is and is not safe these days, it's been five years. However, do a search here for list of safe drugs while pregnant, or google it. Wish I could help.

06-24-2010, 07:54 AM
Nope, not unless your doctor says it is okay. Plain robitussin, plain sudafed, plain mucinex are all fine, as I recall.

06-24-2010, 10:24 AM
Generally not, unless your OB says it's OK. It contains a decongestant, which isn't recommended during pregnancy.


06-24-2010, 01:11 PM
Does your doctor let you call with questions? I generally always ask those kinds of questions directly to my OBs office just in case.

I'm sorry you are sick. Being pregnant and sick is a drag. I have a bit of a cold myself right now and I'm just days away from my due date. I didn't take anything, and have just been eating healthy. My cold seems to be going away, I hope yours will too.

06-24-2010, 01:44 PM
You could probably call the pharmacy too.......they're usually pretty good about what's safe to take while pregnant.

06-24-2010, 06:01 PM
I ended up taking one dose of Dayquil last night b/c I was pretty desperate for nasal congestion relief. I was having a hard time breathing while laying down.

I would call my OB's office, except right now I'm in the process of switching providers since we moved from MA to CA. I haven't met my new OB yet, not until early in July. I called my old OB's office and the nurse was nice enough to tell me that I can take Sudafed, Tylenol, and Benadryl.

Thank you all for your advice!

06-26-2010, 04:47 PM
I got a list from my dr. and regular and overnight Rubitussin were recommended. Early on though I think I did take some dayquil with DD1 and she was fine; this was in 2005 before they took the good stuff out of it too. My list also said that Claritin was okay. I also took Thera Flu with both pregnancies.

06-29-2010, 01:08 AM
Thank you, Annie, for your additional recommendation of Theraflu. fortunately, I'm feeling better and can breathe without feeling congested now. It was awful feeling guilty about taking dayquil. I took sudafed a couple of times which helped alleviate some of my symptoms.

06-29-2010, 01:12 AM
Next time try the Mucinex, assuming you're allowed. I think it's the best stuff out there.

06-29-2010, 01:17 AM
Next time try the Mucinex, assuming you're allowed. I think it's the best stuff out there.

ooh I forgot about Mucinex -- I'll definitely ask about this when I meet my new OB next month. Thank you, Fairy! :)

06-29-2010, 01:27 AM
They didn't have mucinex when I was pregnant. That i knew of, anyway. Wish I had! Sick while pregnant sucks. Glad you're feeling better!