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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. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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. ...Read more

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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?

Safe in pregnancy ?: This medication is considered relatively safe in pregnancy (category c). This level means some animal studies suggest fetal risk but no human studies have to date. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

Catagory C: Category b means generally safe. Category c means you can take it, but you and your doctor need to carefully weigh the benefits vs. The risks. Category d means it shouldn't be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Phenylephrine (Definition)

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