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Hi all,

I'm 6 weeks pregnant today.

Problem -- I've been addicted to Otrivin (nasal spray) for years. Since learning I was pregnant two weeks ago, I've stopped using it during the day entirely, however at night, once I lie down, my sinuses get so clogged up I can't breathe at all and thus I can't sleep.

I've been using the tiniest bit in one nostril just to allow a breathing space, but I want to stop that, too -- I've done all the research and I know that not enough studies have been done to rule out risk to the fetus.

Please help. I've tried saline sprays, and they do absolutely nothing. Is there anything else that can help me through thiss transition?
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First Helper ilpleut
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replied March 16th, 2009
Bump. Anyone have any info on this?
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replied March 30th, 2009
am pregnant for more than 5 months now, i used otrivin for quite a long time....
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replied April 28th, 2009
Otrivin use while pregnant
Hi there
Don't know if I can offer any solutions however just wanted to tell you I've been using Otrivin for over 10 years (unfortunately) every day. I am 45 years old and had a baby at 43......he is perfect! Smile But as you say, who knows the ramifications of use but maybe try not to worry too much about it....by all means try to ween off it but a positive attitude while pregnant goes a long way. Best of luck.
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replied May 8th, 2009
Same Problem here
I'm a 24 weeks pregnant and I have the same problem specially at night, I've been using Otrivin/Afrin for a long time.
After I knew i'm pregnant I tried to use saline but as u said it's useless..
Now I'm using Otrivin for kids and it works..
All the best..
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replied November 21st, 2009
Otrivin while pregnant
Have u delivered now or how far r u yet wid ur
pregNancy,wantd to ask this to knw if it was
ok usin otrivin then???m askin this cuz m
facin the same trouble , it's irksome n docs
to say it is not known of it's effects. Plz tell
abt ur personal experience ...thnx
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replied May 21st, 2010
Otrivin in pregnancy
I didn't know about Otrivin, but just before having my 2nd child I had the worst case of flu, so doctor gave me Otrivin and antibiotic, I just felt I found the best thing in life!. Now I use it everytime I'm stuffed, now I'm just 5 weeks pregnant for the thrid time and I was trying to find out if it's ok to have it since I'm having again nose problems, however I did use it already 3 times , and now concernes since I'm reading to try to avoid it in the first trimester Sad ...
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