Can I take DayQuil while pregnant?

I am 12 weeks pregnant and have a cold, although I have been to scared to take anything, I had to take something this morning before work. On my list of medications it states it is safe to take DayQuil, just not NyQuil. Has anyone else ever taken DayQuil while pregnant? It says its safe but I still feel guilty about having to take it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here is a list of AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) apporved medicines for pregnancy and nursing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, you can not take NyQuil even dayquil while you are pregnant as it can harm the baby. All you can safetly take is Tylenol. You can also use saline nasal spray as that is just salt water. Use a humidifier at home, breath in steam from a hot shower, put warm compresses on your sinuses- these can all help to loosen things up and give you some relief. Good luck!

    No, naproxen sodium is not safe. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the only pain reliever that is safe.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Condition

    Safe Medications to Take During Pregnancy*

    Allergy

    Benadryl

    Cold and Flu

    Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Tylenol Cold

    Warm salt/water gargle

    Saline nasal drops or spray

    Sudafed, Actifed, Dristan, Neosynephrine*

    Robitussin DM, Trind-DM, Vicks Cough Syrup, Romilar, Halls*

    *Do not take "SA" (sustained action) forms of these drugs or the "Multi-Symptom" forms of these drugs.

    *Remember though that no medication is 100% safe during pregnancy.

    Source(s): webmd.com
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  • Meems
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I wouldn't take it at 12 weeks, the baby is most susceptible to birth defects and miscarriage in the first trimester. Generally cold medicines have ingredients in them to relieve congestion and these ingredients can decrease blood flow to the placenta. I would call your doctor's office and ask what they recommend. As a rule of thumb I never take anything unless the condition is absolutely unbearable.

  • 1 decade ago

    i was told not to take anything but tylonol for headaches and aches. i've sat through all my colds while pregnant. but hey, better safe than sorry right? sleep lots. drinking non caffinated tea or soem hot cocoa helps and a warm soak. LOTS of sleepa nd it should pass quickly.

    Source(s): preg with 2nd baby.
  • pixie
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    That was on my list of medications but I choose to take the Tylenol brand. It is safer during pregnancy so I would go with that one.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, Dayquil is fine, Nyquil is not. I was told this during my last pregnancy last year and did take Dayquil as I was very ill during the 1st trimester and even into the 2nd trimester. Dr approved it..and my baby was fine..he is now 20 months old.

    Source(s): Mother of 2 with 1 on the way
  • I do not remember that being on my list of medications that I'm allowed to take, from my doctor. I would call and double check with your doctor because if it is unsafe then he may need to monitor you and if it is safe then you can stop worrying about it.

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