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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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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 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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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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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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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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Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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