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

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Dr. Erin Robertson answered

Specializes in General Practice

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.

Answered Dec 18, 2014

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Dr. Jeff Livingston answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.

Answered Dec 18, 2014

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