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otrivin drops id safe during pregnancy ?

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want to know if otrivin drops id safe during pregnancy have been using it since im pregnant now cos of a serious and terrible congestion. i hope its safe for the baby im 13wks n 6days nw.thanks

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replied April 28th, 2011
Womens Conditions Answer A22420
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Otrivin contains xylometazoline, the safety of it during pregnancy is not yet established. Although there are no documented reports of birth defects in babies due to maternal use during pregnnacy, it should be avoided during pregnancy. Consider visiting your doctor to have safer medications prescribed to be used during pregnancy. Avoid self medication at all circumstances, unless the medication to be used has been proven to be safe for use during pregnancy.
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