What happens if you take Sudafed while pregnant?

Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine are available over the counter as Sudafed and are safe for many women to use during pregnancy. However, women who have high blood pressure should not take pseudoephedrine without first talking to a doctor. The drug can raise blood pressure and can cause jitters and racing heartbeats.

Can Sudafed cause birth defects?

Most studies have not found an increased chance for birth defects when pseudoephedrine is used during the first trimester. However, some studies have found a small increased chance for specific birth defects.

How much Sudafed can I take when pregnant?

Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) 30-60 mg every 4-6 hours can be used in the second and third trimesters in women without gestational hypertension. Avoid use in the first trimester and with breastfeeding.

Can you take Sudafed 12 Hour while pregnant?

If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take Sudafed 12 Hour Pressure + Pain (naproxen and pseudoephedrine) if you are in the third trimester of pregnancy. You may also need to avoid Sudafed 12 Hour Pressure + Pain (naproxen and pseudoephedrine) at other times during pregnancy.

Can decongestants cause miscarriage?

Recent findings show that the use of a decongestant during the first trimester of pregnancy may raise the risk of certain rare birth defects in your unborn child.

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Can pregnant woman take Sudafed PE?

Benadryl, Claritin, Sudafed PE, Tylenol and Zyrtec are all safe, over-the-counter medications to relieve allergies while you’re pregnant. Eye drops and nasal sprays are not recommended, but you can use saline to help clean pollen out of your eyes and nose.

What class is Sudafed in pregnancy?

Many health care providers recommend using medication that is considered a Category B drug, such as the decongestant Sudafed® or the antihistamine Claritin® when allergies strike. Category B drugs have been shown through animal testing to not harm an unborn baby when the mother takes the medication during pregnancy.

How do you get rid of a stuffy nose while pregnant?

Take a warm shower and linger in the steamy bathroom. Steam is soothing and temporarily relieves congestion. Soak a washcloth with hot water, hold it up to your face, and breathe. Try using saline nose drops or saline nasal spray three to four times a day to clear your nasal passages.

Does Sudafed affect implantation?

The short answer? No. “There’s so much information out there on the web,” says Dr. Janet Choi, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center.