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Posted by: Claire | 2012-06-18

Prospan during pregnancy

Dear Doc

I am 6 weeks pregnant.

I have a cough and feel chesty. Is it safe for me to be using Prospan?

Thank you

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Prospan is made from dried ivy leaves. Since ivy contains small amounts of emetine, it is not recommended during pregnancy, as this specific alkaloid may increase uterine contractions.

Best wishes

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Our users say:
Posted by: Anonymous | 2015-04-03

I am pregnant and I was from the Dr and he prescribed prospan for my cough, I would like to know if it will do any harm to my baby.

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Posted by: SAMANTHA | 2014-06-18

HI I AM 15 WEEKS PREGNANT AND HAVE THIS HORRIBLE WIPPING COUGH IS PROSPAN SAFE TO TAKE ? WHAT IS OKAY TO TAKE PLEASE HELP ME , MY BLADDER GETS SO FULL THAT I URANATE ALL THE TYM UNCONTROLABLY, PLAES HELP I CANT EVEN SLEPP WHAT IS GOOD TO TAKE ALSO GTS CRAMPS SOME TYMS IS MY BBY HARMED BY MY COUGH?

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2012-06-22

Prospan is made from dried ivy leaves. Since ivy contains small amounts of emetine, it is not recommended during pregnancy, as this specific alkaloid may increase uterine contractions.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Annie | 2012-06-18

With my previous pregnancy our GP precribed Prospan for my husband and told us she is prescribing the big bottle so that we have something in the house that I can use and also the new born will be able to use.

But perhaps check with the Pharmacist too, as gynedoc takes a long time to answer.

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