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I was prescribed amoxicillin & phenylephrine hcl for sinusitis. next day, i found out i'm pregnant. should i continue/finish the prescription?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Continue amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is safe in pregnancy, but it's best to avoid antihistamines such as phenylephrine.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Finish amox: Finish the Amoxicillin but stop the phenylephrine. Phenylephrine casues blood vesles to constrict. This will open you nose up but will also decrease placental blood flow.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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