Can Cough Medicine Help Me Get Pregnant?

Can Cough Medicine Help Me Get Pregnant?

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It has long been reported that guaifenesin, the active ingredient in some cough syrups like Robitussin can help improve fertility. The reasoning behind this is that this ingredient, which is designed to help thin the mucus that you have when you have a cold, can also thin your cervical mucus, which can help to make a more hospitable environment for sperm. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Some doctors even recommend cough medicine for their patients who are taking Clomid, since Clomid can have a negative effect on cervical mucus. Most doctors recommend that women take Robitussin or a similar cough medicine during the week that they are ovulating, usually two to three times per day. If you do decide to try use cough medicine to improve your fertility, make sure that you choose one that has only guaifenesin as the active ingredient. Many cough medicines also contain antihistamines, which can have the opposite effect of what you want, since they are designed to dry up mucus.

Make sure that you talk to your doctor if you want to give cough medicine a try to improve your fertility. While there are not many scientific studies out there to show the effects of Robitussin or similar cough medications on fertility, many doctors do recommend this type of treatment for their patients, and this treatment option is said to work by many women who have tried it in the past.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.