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Can I take medications containing phenylephrine while pregnant?
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Deborah Metzger
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Phenylephrine is commonly found in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications.
It is classified as pregnancy class c-animal studies show adverse fetal effects or there are no adequate studies to determine its safety. It should not be taken during pregnancy.

In brief: Yes
Phenylephrine is commonly found in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications.
It is classified as pregnancy class c-animal studies show adverse fetal effects or there are no adequate studies to determine its safety. It should not be taken during pregnancy.
Dr. Deborah Metzger
Dr. Deborah Metzger
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