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Afrin Pregnancy


  • Nasal spray
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Is Afrin (Oxymetazoline) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is N. It is advised that you: Unknown

Afrin (Oxymetazoline) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

  • Upsides
  • No info available
  • Downsides
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  • Tips
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  • Risks
  • Using Afrin (Oxymetazoline) in your nose (topical/intranasal) has a lower risk to your unborn baby than taking it by mouth (systemically). It's safer to use a saline nasal spray since one case of a birth defect has been reported.
Source: FDA package insert