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Is it safe to take sudafed while pregnant?

Is it safe to take sudafed while pregnant?

Yes: Sudafed is commonly used for swollen nasal tissue in pregnancy, or "rhinitis of pregnancy". Be careful with it if you have high blood pressure or anxiety issues, and realize it will dehydrate you somewhat. I like the 12 hour pills, and generally can only take one in the morning. Taking it in the evening frequently causes insomnia. For every sudafed tablet drink an additional 12 ounces of water. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Is it ok for my pregnant wife to take sudafed for a cold?

Is it ok for my pregnant wife to take sudafed for a cold?

Category c medicatio: Sudafed is a pregnancy category c medication which means that this medication may not be safe in pregnancy, although the full risks are not known. For nasal congestion in pregnancy, i recommend rhinocort aq and singulair, (montelukast) which are both pregnancy category b medications available by prescription.For over the counter medications, ask the pharmacist for the pregnancy category a or b. Try sinus wash. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Allegra (fexofenadine) D or Sudafed while pregnant if you are sick?

Is it safe to take Allegra (fexofenadine) D or Sudafed while pregnant if you are sick?

Allegra (fexofenadine) Ok: but sudafed is questionable due to potential side effects. The most critical period is during the 1st trimester when the baby's organs are developing. ...Read more

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Horrible sinus pressure and dizziness. 15 weeks pregnant, can I take 15 mg of sudafed?

Horrible sinus pressure and dizziness. 15 weeks pregnant, can I take 15 mg of sudafed?

Pregnancy category C: pseudoephedrine is a decongestant labeled as pregnancy Category C...A&B are safer and C is "likely safe." It is a bit safer now that u r in second trimester. It sounds like you may have a sinus infection and consulting doc for eval and treatment is advisable. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck ...Read more

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14 weeks pregnant - is it safe to take zurtek (allergys w/ runny nose) & sudafed (for congestion) together at same time? Txs!

14 weeks pregnant - is it safe to take zurtek (allergys w/ runny nose) & sudafed (for congestion) together at same time?  Txs!

Yes and no: It's important to consult with your ob, but zyrtec (cetirizine) is a category b antihistamine that most allergists would agree is safe during pregnancy and breast feeding. However, pseudoephedrine, sudafed (decongestant) has been linked to a birth defect called gastroschisis (problem with the abdominal wall not completely closing). In the first trimester, the risk/benefit ratio should be weighed carefully. ...Read more

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Is sudafed safe during my pregnancy? I took 2 every six hrs for 24 hrs for cold. I'm 12 weeks 4 days.

Is sudafed safe during my pregnancy? I took 2 every six hrs for 24 hrs for cold. I'm 12 weeks 4 days.

Sudafed and Pregnanc: You should check with your ob-gyn. This drug can drive up your blood pressure and cause other issues in pregnant women. ...Read more

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I called my OBGYN and ask a nurse if sudafed was ok to Tk while pregnant n they said yes. I wanted a second opinion as it seems risky..help plz. ?

I called my OBGYN and ask a nurse if sudafed was ok to Tk while pregnant n they said yes. I wanted a second opinion as it seems risky..help plz. ?

Pseudoephedrine: Pseudoephedrine works by constricting blood vessels. There are reports of birth defects possibly associated with its use in the 1st trimester, but is generally considered acceptable later in pregnancy if taken in moderation for short periods of time. The concern of reducing blood flow to the placenta is a valid one, so it, and any medication, should be considered carefully during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im 17weeks pregnant and have takin tylonal. Coughdrops. Sudafed. And Robitussin (guaifenesin) today. Not all at the same time but through out the day. Is this safe?

Im 17weeks pregnant and have takin tylonal. Coughdrops. Sudafed. And Robitussin (guaifenesin) today. Not all at the same time but through out the day. Is this safe?

Consult your OB: While you are pregnant even though you have passed the first trimester for the safety of fetal development, you should always call and consult with your OB for any med rhat you are taking. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant and have a terrible cold. I took two doses of sudafed without realizing the particular kind had naproxen. Is this ok?

I am 16 weeks pregnant and have a terrible cold. I took two doses of sudafed without realizing the particular kind had naproxen. Is this ok?

Should be fine: While i wouldn't recommend you continue taking this name brand of pseudophed, the issue with Naproxen and nsaids is more in the third trimester. You are just barely into the second trimester, so its very unlikely the limited dose you took would cause any harm. Not impossible, just very unlikely. ...Read more

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Hi, i have ear infection in both of my ears im pregnant they gave me amoxilin & sudafed which havent worked can i use ear drops or go doc to open them?

Hi, i have ear infection in both of my ears im pregnant they gave me amoxilin & sudafed which havent worked can i use ear drops or go doc to open them?

Plan: Because of your medications I suggest that you have middle ear infection, and this take 1-2 weeks for successful recovery. Drops helpful for external otitis. You can help yourself using NS for nasal washing OTC 2-3 times a day. And you can find OTC medicine with name Sinex nasal spray. It's open your nose and your ears!! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sudafted while pregnant if im in my first trimester?

Is it safe to take sudafted while pregnant if im in my first trimester?

A little risky: Pseudoephedrine constricts blood vessels. One study showed an increased incidence (3.2%) of gastroschisis, a defect in the abdominal wall, in infants of mothers who took Pseudoephedrine during the first trimester. This can be seen on fetal ultrasound as early as 14 weeks.Please discuss risks vs. Benefits with your ob. ...Read more

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Hello! i%b4m pregnant week 23. Can I use pseudoephedrine (60mg twice a day), when I have a hard flu.

Hello! i%b4m pregnant week 23. Can I use pseudoephedrine (60mg twice a day), when I have a hard flu.

Avoid oral agents: At 23 weeks you're outside the teratogenic risk with this medication and are unlikely to do harm however these medications are never the first line for nasal and sinus symptoms during pregnancy . I would instead consider the use of saline nasal sprays and neti pots. ...Read more

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Can you take piriton with sudafed?

Safe: Yes there are no reported interactions between these 2 medications. Both should work normally when taken together. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more