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Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Pregnancy

(Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Phenylephrine)

  • Effervescent tablet
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Is Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Phenylephrine) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

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

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Phenylephrine) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

  • Upsides
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  • Downsides
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  • Tips
  • Don't take Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Phenylephrine) if you're pregnant.
  • Risks
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (Aspirin / Chlorpheniramine / Phenylephrine) can harm unborn babies. Aspirin can increase the risk of a heart defect in an unborn baby if you take it during the last 3 months of pregnancy (last trimester). Phenylephrine can also be unsafe to take during the first 3 months of pregnancy (first trimester). Instead, it's safer to use a decongestant nasal spray for up to 3 days. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about what's safe and will work best for you while pregnant.
Source: FDA package insert