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What will happen to my baby if i took a cough remedy containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
OK if only rare: Taking phenylephrine chronically could cause growth restriction (small size related to decreased blood flow to the baby). Intermittent use doesn't hurt.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood pressure rises: If a woman has high blood pressure, it can raise it higher and be dangerous.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

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Yes: You need to take only the recommended dose. Do not take any over-the-counter remedies that contain Aspirin or Ibuprofen or medications like them while pregnant.

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