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Robitussin and it’s Effect on Cervical Mucus



Robitussin works on the cervical mucus and increases your chances of getting pregnant


Robitussin is a popular brand of cough syrup and it might be surprising to consider its relation with fertility. But the fact is that this expectorant is used to loosen and thin mucus of a different kind too, called cervical mucus, in women. Robitussin is only a specific brand and any expectorant that contains guaifenesin as the only active ingredient can be used in its place. Generic versions are most likely available as well. Be sure to carefully inspect the ingredients list to make sure the ONLY active ingredient as guaifenesin. Any other ingredients can diminish the effect you are looking for.


What is the recommended dose of Robitussin?


The recommended dose for improving cervical mucus is two teaspoons (200 mg) taken orally three times per day. Recommended dosage is two teaspoons (200 mg) taken orally three times per day. If mucus still appears thick, you can take as the maximum dosage as listed on the label of the cough medicine. Water intake should be increased to encourage cervical mucus production and a full glass should take with each dose of guaifenesin.


If you re taking Clomid (clomiphene citrate, Serophene) as an ovulation inductor, it may help to know that it can cause hostile mucus in 30 percent or more of women using it. Higher doses of Clomid tend to be more associated with less cervical fluid and a thinner uterine lining, than the 50 mg dose and Robitussin can help to reverse this.


What cycle days should I take Robitussin?


Most doctors suggest taking Robitussin five days before and including the day of ovulation for a total of 6 days during your cycle.This helps provide the optimal environment to help the sperm survive and get to where they need to go.If you take Clomid, waiting until the day after the last Clomid pill is taken before starting Robitussin is suggested.


Is Robitussin available in pill form?


Guaifenesin is also available in pill format, but this format usually requires a Doctor’s prescription. The actual cost of the pill format can be less expensive than the OTC liquid format but when you figure in the cost of the doctor’s visit, there may not me much of a savings.


Posted on August 29, 2009 at 5:12 am
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Robitussin will decrease the thickness, but you need to have a post-coital test done before you start taking it....I only recommend it if your CM is too thick for sperm. Too thin of CM will decrease your chances

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 11:17 am
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check out babycenter.com

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 4:02 am
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I have heard of this, it's insane!

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 6:52 am
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yes, this is quite comon.  A ton of ladies on babycenter take mucinex instead of robitussin.  Not sure its for me but it seems to work for others. 

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 11:33 am
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I had a LEEP when I was 19 so I worry that my CM isn't what it should be so I use it!

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 12:29 pm
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amiller - me too (at 23 though). i feel your worry : (

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 6:37 am
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Glad I'm not alone :)

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm
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what's a Leep?

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal tissue. LEEP can cut away abnormal cervical tissue that can be seen during colposcopy.


LEEP known as large loop excision procedure.



Risks



  • Infection of the cervix or uterus may develop (rare).

  • Narrowing of the cervix (cervical stenosis) that can cause infertility may occur (rare).

  • After a woman has had LEEP, she has a higher risk of delivering a baby early. 

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm
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A-would that incllude a hymenectomy? I had one when I was 16, and ive been worried that there is scare tissue that could prevent me from getting pregnant, even tho the drs say no...

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm
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I don't think so I believe they just remove tissue from the cervix

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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