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Sudafed Pe Pregnancy


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Is Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits

Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

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  • Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) can harm unborn babies. Phenylephrine can 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.