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What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Most are safe

To start, nasal saline or netti pot.
Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine.

In brief: Most are safe

To start, nasal saline or netti pot.
Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine.
Dr. Elia Fanous
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Nasal spray

I would not recommend either sudafed or phenylephrine as a decongestant during breastfeeding.
Afrin or neo-synephrine, decongestant nasal sprays, can be used for a few days, are effective, and are not absorbed into the blood stream.

In brief: Nasal spray

I would not recommend either sudafed or phenylephrine as a decongestant during breastfeeding.
Afrin or neo-synephrine, decongestant nasal sprays, can be used for a few days, are effective, and are not absorbed into the blood stream.
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