Now, the question is, how about other mucolytics? You see, besides acetylcysteine, ambroxol, carbocysteine, and bromhexine, are also forms of mucolytics. Are they safe when the patient is pregnant?
Bromhexine: Pregnant and lactating mothers need special precautions. Hence, never take any medicine containing bromhexine without the doctor’s approval. Also included in the special precautions are asthma, peptic ulcer, and severe renal and hepatic impairment.
Carbocisteine: Carbocisteine is an even more common mucolytic than fluimucil. However, pregnant and nursing mothers should never take this medication. In fact, reports say you also shouldn’t take it if you’re planning to get pregnant. Other contraindications include allergy to this medication and history of or present stomach ulcer.
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