Guaifenesin and Pregnancy
Will Guaifenesin Help Me Get Pregnant?
Women sometimes use guaifenesin to try to increase their chances of becoming pregnant. The idea is that because the medication works to thin respiratory secretions, it might be useful for thinning cervical mucus as well. This would be a particularly useful benefit for women using clomiphene (Clomid®) to help treat infertility, since clomiphene can sometimes negatively affect the cervical mucus.
If you think you might benefit from guaifenesin for cervical mucus improvement, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for more specific instructions.
It is important to remember that guaifenesin works best for thinning mucus if you are well hydrated. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Dosages typically recommended for this use are similar to those advised for other uses. To avoid any confusion, it is worth noting that guaifenesin is taken by mouth for this use, as it is for all other uses.
Final ThoughtsIf you are pregnant or are thinking about becoming pregnant, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider the benefits and risks of taking guaifenesin before making a recommendation in your particular situation. As a general rule, it is a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking any medications when pregnant.