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Is nasal spray safe during pregnancy?

Is nasal spray safe during pregnancy?

Which one?: Most types, either decongestant, antihistaminic or steroids are category C, except budesonide steroid nasal spray is category B and saline nasal wash is safe ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 fluticasone propionate nasal spray safe during pregnancy? I am 31 weeks pregnant.

Is fluticasone propionate nasal spray safe during pregnancy? I am 31 weeks pregnant.

Not approved: The only pregnancy category b nasal spray is Rhinocort Aqua and is the safest to use during pregnancy. If you have used fluticasone while pregnant it is not a major issues as the systemic absorption of the medication is minimal. ...Read more

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Nasal spray: wonder if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Nasal spray: wonder if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Probably: The only nasal spray with category b classification is Rhinocort Aqua but many pregnant women have used the other sprays (all cat c)without adverse consequences. I would stick to Rhinocort Aqua however during pregnancy just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nasal spray if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Can you tell me about nasal spray if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Only Two: The only prescription nasal spray that is considered "safe" during pregnancy is budesonide known as Rhinocort. It is a Category B medication meaning that we think it is safe, but we do not have the highest quality studies to prove it is safe. Ipratropium bromide nasal spray is also a category B. No other sprays in the United States are above category C. ...Read more

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Is Ocean Saline Nasal Spray safe to use during pregnancy for nasal congestion? And can I use it for a long period of time? Thanks!

Is Ocean Saline Nasal Spray safe to use during pregnancy for nasal congestion? And can I use it for a long period of time?

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Yes : In general ocean nasal saline is safe for everybody even pregnant women. The only exception is if you have Bacteria or fungus growing in the bottle usual recommendation is to throw away the Ocean bottle after four days ...Read more

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Nasal spray used during pregnancy side effects?

Nasal spray used during pregnancy side effects?

Probably ok but: The only rx nasal spray considered category b pregnancy is rhinocort aqua. However I have not read anything about any nasal spray causing fetal anomaly. Thus you will have to take a chance given lack of data on the others. ...Read more

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Rhinocort aqua nasal spray. Complicated prenancy so is it ok to take?

Considered safe: It is a category b drug: no harm seen in animal studies, no available data in human first trimester, and no evidence of fetal harm in 2nd or 3rd. If your allergic symptoms are intolerable then rhinocort is a good nasal steroid to use. Sometimes trying nasal saline rinses and washes ie:nettie pot is enough to provide relief that you may not need the rhinocort. Speak with your allergist re: options. ...Read more

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Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

Saline only: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Is it safe to inject nasal spray into your nose all year round?

Is it safe to inject nasal spray into your nose all year round?

No: If you are talking about an over the counter nasal spray such as Neo-Synephrine or afrin, then the use of these nasal sprays is harmful and can lead to rhinitis medicamentosa, an entity that causes permanent damage to your nasal lining. A topical steroid may usually be used for many months. By injection, i assume you mean spraying. Substance abuse may lead to irreversible damage and fungus. ...Read more

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If I overuse Afrin Nasal Spray due to being extremely stuffy during a cold, will that harm be other than possibly rebound effect? It's not SO bad ??

If I overuse Afrin Nasal Spray due to being extremely stuffy during a cold, will that harm be other than possibly rebound effect? It's not SO bad ??

Addiction: Nasal sprays like afrin can be addictive because they work and sometimes create a need for themselves. Some patients use them for decades and just cannot stop. There are other options your doc can discuss ...Read more

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Is ddavp nasal spray safe for use everyday for bedwetting?

Is ddavp nasal spray safe for use everyday for bedwetting?

Yes: Ddavp (desmopressin) is the most commonly prescribed medication for bed wetting. It is safe as long as fluids are restricted to prevent water intoxication. However, medication for bed wetting is not a cure, it is a means of controlling the problem. The best means of treating is with a bedwetting alarm system which is 100% safe and can effect a cure iin >80% of children who are able to awaken with the alarm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a steriod nasal spray after taking a 2 day course of decongestant pills?

Is it safe to use a steriod nasal spray after taking a 2 day course of decongestant pills?

Steroid nasal: sprays can help to decongest and reduce inflammation with enlarged turbinates in the nasal passage. They are not meant to be used long term, just like oxymetazoline (Afrin) sprays are not meant to be used for >2 days. I would not use steroid nasal spray for more than 2 days as well. ...Read more

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Is Nasacort (triamcinolone) spray for nasal allergies safe to be taken regularly? If not, what is the alternative nasal spray for regular use?

Is Nasacort (triamcinolone) spray for nasal allergies safe to be taken regularly? If not, what is the alternative nasal spray for regular use?

Nasal steroids: Nasocort is a nasal steroid, now available over the counter, that many people safely use for prolonged periods of time to treat their allergy symptoms. Be sure to read the package insert and stop the spray if you experience any side effects, but you will likely be able to use it with your Claritin without problems. ...Read more

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Is nasal spray safe to use for a 4 month old that is nasaly congested, who already has a diagnosis of mild laryngo, trachea, broncho - malacia? Thanks

Is nasal spray safe to use for a 4 month old that is nasaly congested, who already has a diagnosis of mild laryngo, trachea, broncho - malacia?

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Only saline: Don't use any other type of nasal sprays in a child without direct recommendation from your doctor. Other sprays can have significant side effects in children. By the way, and otherwise normal child does not have malacia of the whole respiratory tree. It doesn't happen. ...Read more

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The nasal spray expired 4 years ago. Would it still be safe to use?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take levocetrizine oral, pantoprazole and patanase nasal spray daily, and if so, when should each be taken?

Is it safe to take levocetrizine oral, pantoprazole and patanase nasal spray daily, and if so, when should each be taken?

Safe: both tablets better at bed time , the spray morning and evening or as directed by the prescriber, mind you, pantoprazole interferes with calcium absorption, so avoid taking them together, and don't exceed recommend duration by your physician ...Read more

Dr. John McClay
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more