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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take dyphenhydramine n psuedoepihdrine in 2nd trimester for flu?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
Know this site: http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy-categories.html. It is classified as Pregnancy Risk Class B, ie there has been no evidence of associated risk & is generally considered not to be harmful to the unborn fetus. It doesn't cross over the maternal-fetal boundary of the placenta. That said, it is secreted into breast milk & is considered unsafe for newborns once outside of the womb due to excess sedation.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes : Those medications are safe for use. Remember to get your flu shot next year. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is Also for safe for use and is more effective.
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Last updated Dec 18, 2014

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