For all you ladies that have recently been asking about it, here is some more information on it. I was wondering about the dosage of Guaifenesin, aka Robitussin, as my doctor told me to take 1 tsp per day every day starting cycle day 7 up until ovulation. Here is a more detailed version, and says you need a little more than that to get the job done. I took this from babyhopes.com
Here is the direct link, but I am gonna go ahead and copy and paste anyway.
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.
You're welcome. I started taking it yesterday and I found this... Already took it once today and now have to take it three more times. I have the WORST childhood memories of robitussin. I would have rather coughed my head off than to take it--the taste is repulsive.
Thanks for that info! very interesting! I was looking at some today, it was the cheapie kind for chesty cough, it said Guaifenesin,USP 100mg. Is that the right one? even if it says USP, that was the only kind with only Guaidenesin as the main ingredient but it said USP too, I am so confused! Thanks!
Cool! thanks for the quick reply too! I tried to google USP but can't seem to find anything, but yes it said guaifenesin, usp 100 mg, so thats the right one? How much would you take a day? And did it work for you? Sorry for all the questions! thank you!
Thats ok! Well I wasnt really familiar with my cm.-Edit: Only that it was lacking a bit! But I did notice a considerable amount of watery cm this time, which is still considered fertile so it might have done the trick! I'm pretty sure thats the same I bought as well, I took 2 tsp, 2 times a day. You should take it three times a day though, I believe. It's up to you though!
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