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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Phenylephrine While Pregnant

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Dr. Robert Knox Dr. Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Can I take guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex?

Can I take guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex?

OK Guaifenesin: It is fine to combine guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex, but you will be getting lots of Guaifenesin -- this should be no problem.

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Dr. Deborah Metzger Dr. Metzger
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Yes: Phenylephrine is commonly found in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications. It is classified as pregnancy class c-animal studies show adverse fetal effects or there are no adequate studies to determine its safety. It should not be taken during pregnancy.

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Dr. Nader Kalantar Dr. Kalantar
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
11 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Can I take hydrochloride phenylephrine nose drops while pregnant?

Can I take hydrochloride phenylephrine nose drops while pregnant?

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.

Dr. Boris Ripa Dr. Ripa
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Stavropol Medical Institute
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Is it safe to take phenylephrine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take phenylephrine while pregnant?

No: Many other drugs unsafe for pregnant women... Consult your obgyn before taking any meds.

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey Dr. Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

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

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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Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
17 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Is it safe for pregnant women to take chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine?

Is it safe for pregnant women to take chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine?

Gestational age: At 33 weeks of pregnancy both medications are fine to take. In the first trimester chlorpheniramine is fine, but I advise my patients to avoid phenylephrine.

Dr. Scott Lauer Dr. Lauer
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
22 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Sheila Goodman Dr. Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Dr. Kevin Windisch Dr. Windisch
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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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?

I was prescribed amoxicillin & phenylephrine HCl for sinusitis. Next day, I found out I'm pregnant. Should I continue/finish the prescription?

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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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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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.

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!

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine and pseudophedrine?

Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine and pseudophedrine?

Drug interactions.: This was checked using phenylephrine & Pseudoephedrine Plus (chlorpheniramine / pseudoephedrine). Didn't find any significant interactions. (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1853-0, 638-15613)

Dr. William Culviner Dr. Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

Can you take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine?

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.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Can I take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine together?

No: Both are decongestants and tend to raise your heart rate and blood pressure. In general, Pseudoephedrine is more potent than phenylephrine

Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
56 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine with pseudoephedrine?

Not a good idea: Both of these otc drugs usually used for nasal congestion are almost identical. They are alpha-agonists and as such increase heart rate and blood pressure as side effects. Take one or the other, not both.

Dr. Omobola Oji Dr. Oji
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Ibadan College of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine and Claritin (loratadine) together?

Is it possible for me to take phenylephrine and Claritin (loratadine) together?

Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation antihistamine while phenylephrine is an oral decongestant. It would be similar but not identical to taking a claritin-d.

Dr. Leonid Basovich Dr. Basovich
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Sean Agazanof Dr. Agazanof
Pharmacology
7 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Can I take nyquil and phenylephrine at the same time?

Yes: Yes. Healthy 21 yo with no other meds no issues.

Dr. Lily Hwang Dr. Hwang
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
14 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Is it possible for me to take lortadine with phenylephrine?

Is it possible for me to take lortadine with phenylephrine?

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.

Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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