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Some Facts About Robitussin Fertility

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A little-known study conducted in 1982 showed that the drug guiafenesin could increase the quality of cervical mucus. Guiafenesin is an expectorant used to loosen thickened phlegm in upper respiratory tract infections and make it easier for the body to expel the mucus.

It’s a common ingredient in over-the-counter cough syrups. The researchers hypothesized that guiafenesin could thin cervical mucus, just like it thins nasal mucus, and make it easier for sperm to travel up the birth canal into the uterus.

The authors remained uncertain as to the mechanism of action for the improved fertility, but they assumed that it was similar to guiafenesin’s actions on respiratory secretions.

Women participating in the study were given 600 mg of guiafenesin daily in the form of Robitussin cough syrup. They took the guiafenesin from the fifth day of their cycle until they had a temperature rise signifying ovulation.

In this solitary study, the authors defined the success rate for treating cervical factor infertility as more than 30 percent of patients becoming pregnant. Patients treated with Robitussin had a success rate of 40 percent. So there was a definite success. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Causes Of Female Infertility

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You’ve been trying to get pregnant, but month after month you seem to be coming up empty. Well-meaning friends and family have started offering advice.

Stand on your head after having sex, suggests your cousin. Chill out and relax, says your best friend. Adopt a baby and you’ll get pregnant, advises a coworker.

So, what are you to do? Infertility affects 15 to 20 percent of couples. Are you and your partner one of those couples? Most infertility issues can be successfully resolved with help from reproductive endocrinologists, but there are couples who, despite trying every advanced technology for infertility (and perhaps, out of desperation, every myth and superstition out there), just cannot have children. Luckily, this percentage is small.

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