The NHS advises pregnant and breastfeeding women not to use Sudafed blocked nose spray to try to combat any congestion, but it's worth checking with your doctor.. "If you have sinusitis then see your doctor who may decide to treat it with a steroid nasal spray instead if this is appropriate," adds Dr Kaye.
See what our expert says about the risks of using a nasal spray for a stuffy nose during pregnancy. Find out which active ingredients are safe for relieving.
Safety In Pregnancy. Topical or nasal spray decongestants, such as Afrin, were once thought to be safe for most pregnant women. However, these work by constricting blood flow to the sinuses, and it is now thought that it can be absorbed systemically.
You take an intranasal drug directly into the nose, typically by a spray.. Sudafed PE (all versions); Tylenol Sinus + Headache; Contac Cold + Flu; Mucinex .
It says on the sudafed tablets and nasal spray not to take if Prenant and/or Breastfeeding. Im 16 weeks pregnant. I can't see the harm of a nasal decongestant.
Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) 30-60 mg every 4-6 hours can be used in the second and third. Afrin 12 hour nasal spray can be used for severe congestion.