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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. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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