Is it okay for a pregnant women to take afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray?
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Pharmacy 19 years experience
Afrin (oxymetazoline) in pregnancy: Afrin (oxymetazoline) is used as a decongestant. It is in category c where animal studies show adverse effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk versus maternal benefit. Don not use afrin if you are pregnant without first talking to your doctor.
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Last updated Jun 27, 2015
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