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Is it safe to take phenylephrine while pregnant?
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Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Many other drugs unsafe for pregnant women.
.. Consult your obgyn before taking any meds.

In brief: No
Many other drugs unsafe for pregnant women.
.. Consult your obgyn before taking any meds.
Dr. Boris Ripa
Dr. Boris Ripa
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Phenylephrine is in a lot of cold formulas and over the counter medications.
Unfortunately, it can decrease the blood flow to the uterus which can decrease the oxygen your baby gets. So we don't recommend it in pregnancy.

In brief: No
Phenylephrine is in a lot of cold formulas and over the counter medications.
Unfortunately, it can decrease the blood flow to the uterus which can decrease the oxygen your baby gets. So we don't recommend it in pregnancy.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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