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is afrin safe to take while pregnant

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Shanley
27 years experience Family Medicine
FDA Category C: This substance is rated category c for pregnant women. Which means it is not advised unless the benefit outweighs the risk. There have been very few ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Afrin (oxymetazoline) is FDA: Pregnancy category c. Thus it has not been established if it will cause harm to unborn child in humans. This should be discussed with your obstetricia ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but . . .: Taken in the third trimester, there appears to be no problem. There are adverse events reported sporadically after high dose/prolonged use, especiall ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Afrin: Sparingly. Do no make a habit of it
A female asked:
Dr. Gurpreet Chahal
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Should not: It is pregnancy class C drug, means that adverse effects have been shown in animal studies.
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Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your OB !!!!!: I tell my OB pts no.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan
33 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not!: Afrin used long enough can actually cause more problem to mom than baby! rhinitis medicamentosa or prolonged misuse of nasal vasoconstrictors can be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Salt water nose drop: Continued use of afrin (oxymetazoline) can cause a cemical rhinitis. The salt water will have bo effect.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
27 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Afrin (oxymetazoline) in pregnancy: At this stage in pregnancy, if it is not affecting the baby's heart beat, your doctor may advice you if you can continue to use it.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If your BP is NML: Afrin (oxymetazoline) contains a vasoconstrictor, which is to say that it constricts blood vessels. In women predisposed to this, especially in late p ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Category C: Afrin (oxymetazoline) is fda pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the f ... Read More

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