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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Pharmacy and Medications
Pholcodine and Pregnancy
Hi, I wonder whether Pholcodine is safe for pregnancy as I have 2 sources that mention the controversial safety during pregnancy: according Australian source (innovate pharmaceutical), it is safe (pregnancy category A) but from British sources, it is pregnancy category C. What is really the pregnancy status of this medicine?
This cough suppressant is safe to use occasionally during pregnancy. It can be habit forming if used on a daily basis.
Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University