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Can I Take Phenylephrine While Pregnant
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Not recommended.: Aside from the fact that decongestant nose sprays can cause rebound congestion if used for more than 3 days in a row, the FDA assigns phenylephrine pregnancy category C; this means that there are no human or animal studies on this medication in pregnancy. Therefore the risk in pregnancy is unknown. As a rule, stick to meds that are proven to be safe in pregnancy unless advised by your doctor.
I was prescribed amoxicillin & phenylephrine HCl for sinusitis. Next day, I found out I'm pregnant. Should I continue/finish the prescription?
I accidentally used Phenylephrine HCL 0.25% Hemorrhoid gel on my back (instead of hydrocortisone 1%). Should I be alarmed? I'm 5 months pregnant.
Should be fine: You should be fine, but you should check with the pharmacist or your OB doc to be sure. Hope this helps!
Not recommended: They are both decongestants and have similar effects. I recommend taking the highest effective dose for you of one or the other, not both. I tend not to recommend this to people with poorly controlled high blood pressure, prostate problems, or cardiovascular disease.
Probably no: Both of then can raise your blood pressure, I say not a good idea.
I took 10mg of phenylephrine a little over an hour ago. It's not helping. Can I take 30mg tablet of pseudoephedrine or do I have to wait a full 4hrs?
Are you doctor?: You took prescribed medication. Was it prescribed to you? What are you trying to treat? My strong advise is not to take medications that were not prescribed to you. What is good for one may be poison for another one. See your doctor and get qualified help.
Yes: Yes. Healthy 21 yo with no other meds no issues.
Yes: Loratadine is an antihistamine (decrease itching, runny nose)and phenylephrine is a decongestant (decrease stuffiness, congestion). Decongestants like phenylephrine may be used for a short duration to relieve congestive symptoms. Need to monitor your blood pressure as it can cause very elevated blood pressures while on this medicine.
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