5 doctors weighed in:

20 weeks preg. No sleep x 6 nights, severe nasal congestion. Is sudafed (pseudophedrine) best OTC choice? Safe? Better than sudafed pe (phenylephrine)?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: See bellow

For allergic disorders in pregnancy: category a • doxylamine category b • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)-3rd trimester, Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine), cyproheptadine, gastrocrom (cromolyn sodium), singulair (montelukast), xyzal (levocetirizine), zyrtec (cetirizine hcl).

In brief: See bellow

For allergic disorders in pregnancy: category a • doxylamine category b • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)-3rd trimester, Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine), cyproheptadine, gastrocrom (cromolyn sodium), singulair (montelukast), xyzal (levocetirizine), zyrtec (cetirizine hcl).
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Thank
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not safe.

It is not advised to take sudafed during pregnancy.
You can use a nasal antihistamine or just Normal Saline nose drops. You may want to see your doctor to diagnose the problem. You can take an antihistamine orally. Also, steroid nasal sprays.

In brief: Not safe.

It is not advised to take sudafed during pregnancy.
You can use a nasal antihistamine or just Normal Saline nose drops. You may want to see your doctor to diagnose the problem. You can take an antihistamine orally. Also, steroid nasal sprays.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors