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Is it safe to use nasal spray decongestant while pregnant?

Is it safe to use nasal spray decongestant while pregnant?

Yes: The decongestant in nasal sprays for colds or allergies can be used for short duration, usually not more than 3 days. Otherwise you can experience a rebound in nasal congestion. Don't use if you have high blood pressure. Also try saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 use a nasal decongestant such as afrin at night (so i can sleep) when i'm 5 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to use a nasal decongestant such as afrin at night  (so i can sleep) when i'm 5 weeks pregnant?

I'm usually not a : Fan of afrin (oxymetazoline). There could be some unwanted side effects: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/afrin (oxymetazoline)-side-effects.Html. ...Read more

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Can I take an alergy medicine with a decongestant such as zytec d while in myfirst trimester of pregnancy?

Can I take an alergy medicine with a decongestant such as zytec d while in myfirst trimester of pregnancy?

It depends: Medications are generally discouraged during the first trimester as there is a lack of human studies. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a class b drug in pregnancy which means that there are some animal studies that demonstrate safety but no human studies. Pseudoephedrine is a class c drug which means that safety has not been demonstrated in animals nor humans. So the answer is it depends on your risk tolerance and sx. ...Read more

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12 wks pregnant w bad sinus infection what decongestant has Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it that I can take? Any ideas of other meds I can take in miserable

12 wks pregnant w bad sinus infection what decongestant has Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it that I can take? Any ideas of other meds I can take in miserable

Sinus congestion: Might suggest beginning with saline irrigation using a Neti-pot. Your friendly pharmacist will help you with this easy technique. You might also consider a nasal steroid spray, and the tylenol (acetaminophen) separately. Good luck ...Read more

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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 using nasal decogestant during early pregnancy ?

Is it safe using nasal decogestant during early pregnancy ?

Nasal: The only pregnancy category b nasal spray that is safe during pregnancy is rhinocort aqua, and it needs a prescription. I do not recommend nasal decongestants for long term use in any case. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Phenylephrine (Definition)

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


Dr. Thomas Josa
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Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common ...Read more