Decongestant nasal sprays containing xylometazoline, oxymetazoline are effective in relieving nasal congestion but do not produce wakefulness nor reduce milk supply. They are safe and effective but should not be used long term (more than 7 days).
Can you take Vicks Sinex while breastfeeding?
Children 2 years of age or younger should not use Sinex. Q: Can I take Sinex while pregnant or breast-feeding? A: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, check with your health professional before using Sinex.
What nasal spray is safe while breastfeeding?
Nose Sprays: Nose sprays can be used. A decongestant spray (such as Afrin) is a safe choice while breastfeeding. Do not use for more than 3 days. A steroid nasal spray can also be used for a longer time.
Does nasal spray affect breast milk?
Nasal sprays are generally considered compatible with breastfeeding. Decongestant nasal sprays are generally for short-term use (3-7 days) only; consult your health care provider and the package instructions for specific information.
Is Vicks Sinex nasal spray safe during pregnancy?
Although, there is low absorption of oxymetazoline into the bloodstream after using Vick sinex nasal spray, it is usually not recommended for use during pregnancy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Vicks nasal spray.
Does Sinex affect milk supply?
AVOID decongestant tablets, powders or drinks.
Many people take decongestant tablets, powders and lemon drinks when they have a cold or sinus pain. Although they are unlikely to affect a breastfeeding baby they have a potential significant impact on milk supply and should be avoided during breastfeeding.
Can I use Sinex Micromist when breastfeeding?
This is because they work by constricting blood vessels and their safety in pregnancy has not been established. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or midwife for further advice. It’s not known if oxymetazoline passes into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding you should ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine.
Can I take day and night nurse while breastfeeding?
Day & Night Nurse and breastfeeding
Day & Night Nurse is best avoided by mothers who are breastfeeding, because it’s not known if dextromethorphan or pholcodine passes into breast milk and promethazine does get into breast milk. There is a risk that it may cause sedation, irritability or excitement in a new-born baby.
Do decongestants dry up breast milk?
Pseudoephedrine, or Sudafed, is a common over-the-counter decongestant. Research shows the Sudafed causes a noticeable decrease in milk production. Like birth control, Sudafed should only be used to suppress lactation under the supervision of a doctor.
Can you have ibuprofen while breastfeeding?
Experiencing pain and discomfort is common after childbirth. Many women want to take medicine to help relieve their symptoms but may feel uncertain about which medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding. Luckily, ibuprofen has been proven safe for both mother and baby during breastfeeding.
What can you take for allergies while breastfeeding?
Antihistamines are the medication of choice for these symptoms and are considered safe for your baby and your milk supply. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the preferred antihistamine when breastfeeding. Other second-generation antihistamines are also considered safe, but do not have as much research to support their use.
Is Sinex good for sinus infection?
This medication is used for temporary relief of congestion in the nose caused by various conditions including the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion.
Is saline nasal spray safe during pregnancy?
Saline Nasal Spray
Non-medicated saline mists and sprays are safe for use during pregnancy and may help temporarily clear up stuffiness.