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Phenylephrine use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 16, 2023.

Drugs containing Phenylephrine: Bromfed, Vicks DayQuil Severe Cold & Flu, Cough & Cold Relief, Sudafed PE Congestion, Promethazine VC with Codeine, Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu, Dexcon-DM, Tylenol Cold & Flu Severe, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold, Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Relief, Show all 1337 »Sudafed PE Sinus Pressure + Pain, Preparation H Suppositories, Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Cold, Mucinex Fast-Max Cold, Flu & Sore Throat, Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough, Theraflu Warming Relief Daytime Severe Cold & Cough, Dimetapp Children's Cold & Cough, Neo-Synephrine, Rynex DM, Preparation H Maximum Strength, Codral Cold and Flu + Cough Day and Night, Mucinex Children's Multi-Symptom Cold, Tylenol Sinus + Headache Day, PCM, Hemorid, Tylenol Sinus Severe Day, Ceron, Pres Gen Pediatric, Theraflu Cold & Cough, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu Day & Night (Night Formula), Mucinex Sinus-Max Pressure, Pain & Cough, Polytussin DM, Nasal Decongestant PE, Promethazine VC, Panadol Cold + Flu Non-Drowsy, Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy, Tusicof, Sudafed PE Head Congestion + Pain, Hemorrhoidal, Adult Cold, Flu & Sore Throat, Mucinex Nightshift Severe Cold and Flu, Tridal, Alahist CF, Deconex DMX, Giltuss, Promethazine VC Plain, Mucus Relief Complete, Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold with Lipton Flavors, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night (Day), Otogesic, Ed A-Hist DM, Phenergan VC with Codeine, Rymed, Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cough, Benadryl Allergy Plus Congestion, Relief, XL-3 Xtra Cold and Cough, XL-3 Cold Medicine, Mucinex Nightshift Sinus, Mucinex Sinus-Max Pressure & Pain, Theraflu Flu & Sore Throat, Vicks Sinex Daytime, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Sparkling Original Effervescent Tablets, Pulmari, Dimaphen DM, Robitussin Cough & Allergy, Deconex, Mucus Relief Sinus, Deconex IR, Norel, Hemorrhoidal Ointment, Phenergan VC, Sudafed PE Cold & Cough, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day Time Severe Congestion Relief, Mucinex Sinus-Max Severe Congestion & Pain Maximum Strength, Cold & Cough Childrens, Lohist-DM, Aridex, Corfen-DM, Advil Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu, Phenagil, Ed A-Hist, Airacof, Donatussin DM Suspension, WesTussin DM, Dexcon-PE, Preparation H Multi-Symptom, Crantex, Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray (old formulation), Preparation H Cooling Gel, Norel AD, Relief-PE, Tylenol Sinus Congestion and Pain Cool Burst Day Night, Mucinex Children's Multi-Symptom Cold & Fever, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Severe, Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cold, Robitussin Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold + Flu, Neocitran Non Drowsy Extra Strength Cold and Flu, Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough, Mucinex Fast-Max Congestion & Headache, Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain+Cough, Flu & Severe Cold & Cough Daytime Powder, Theraflu ExpressMax Daytime Severe Cold & Cough, Sudafed PE Severe Cold, Mucinex Fast-Max Night Time Cold & Flu, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night (Night), CVS Allergy & Cold, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Sinus, Presgen B, Brotapp PE-DM, EndaCof-DM, NoHist DM, ScopoHist Syrup, Aerokid, R-Tanna, Alahist DM, Tussi-Pres Pediatric, Tussex, VanaTab DM, Tussin CF, Giltuss Cough & Cold, Poly Hist Forte, Nu-COPD, Dimetapp Children's Cold & Chest Congestion, Endal, Wellbid-D, Banex, 4 Way Fast Acting Nasal Spray, Mydfrin, Ryna-12, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Cold Multi-Symptom (Nighttime), Contac Cold + Flu (Night Formula), Tylenol Allergy Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Nighttime, Sudafed PE Head Congestion + Flu Severe, CounterAct Day, Decorel Forte Plus, Rompe Pecho MAX, Cold Multi-Symptom Severe, Tylenol Cold Max Day, Dimetapp Children's Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu, Delsym Children’s Cough+ Cold Night Time, Theraflu ExpressMax Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough, Beechams All-in-One, Mucinex Fast-Max Cold & Sinus, Sudafed PE Head Congestion + Mucus, Histenol-Forte II, Theraflu Sinus & Cold, Dilotab II, D-Time Sinus, Day Relief Sinus PE, Alacol, Dimetane Decongestant, Dime Time Extended Release, Phenagil CH, CP Dec DM, Phenabid DM, Gencontuss, NeoTuss Plus, Coughtuss, Hydrocodone HD, Aerohist Plus, AlleRx, Rynatan, Sinus & Allergy PE, CP Dec, Actifed Cold and Allergy, Nalphen, Tritan, Tanoral, Chlorex-A 12, Vanacof CD, Cyclomydril, Cytuss-HC NR, Broncotron Ped, Rompe Pecho CF, Zotex, Broncotron-D, Tussi-Pres, Pres Gen, DuraMAX, Giltuss TR, Desgen, Sudafed PE Sinus Congestion Nighttime, Dimetapp Children's Nighttime Cold & Congestion, Gentex HC, Maxiphen, Entex LA, Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus, Quindal, Crantex LA Capsules, Quintex, Duratex, Guaifenex, Phenylephrine HD, Advil Sinus Congestion & Pain, Omidria, Preparation H Ointment, Nostril Nasal Decongestant, Nasal Four, Sudogest PE, PediaCare Children's Decongestant, Vazculep, Prep-Hem, GoodSense Hemorrhoidal, Pyril D, Hycomine Compound, Emagrin Forte (old formulation), Colrex Compound, Colrex, Tylenol Cold and Flu Severe Day & Night, Dimetapp Children's Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (old formulation), Tylenol Children’s Cold + Flu, PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold Plus Acetaminophen, PediaCare Flu Plus Acetaminophen, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu PowerFast Fizz, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Sinus Congestion & Pain PowerFast Fizz, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Nighttime, Comtrex Cold & Cough Day Night, Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough Caplets, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Day and Night, Comtrex Nighttime Cold & Cough, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Cold & Cough, Multi Symptom Cold (Night Formula), Multi Symptom Cold Relief, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Cold & Cough Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu Formula Effervescent Tablets, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus & Cold Hot Drink Mix, Dimetapp Children's Nighttime Flu, Theraflu Warming Relief Nighttime Multi-Symptom Cold Caplets, Triaminic Multi-Symptom Fever & Cold, Giltuss Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu, Giltuss Children's Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu, Medicidin-D, BC Sinus Pain & Congestion, ConRx Allergy Sinus, Allergy Pain Relief, Allergy Sinus PE Pain Relief, PX Allergy Sinus PE, Allergy Multi-Symptom, Pyrroxate, Robitussin Peak Cold Nighttime Nasal Relief, Onset Forte, GNP Cold Relief Plus, Super Strength Sinadrin, Gendecon, Dristan Cold Multi Symptom Formula, Comtrex Severe Cold & Sinus, Comtrex Flu Therapy, Tylenol Plus Children's Cold, Protid, Hybrid CF, Sine-Off Sinus/Cold, HEB Allergy, Dryphen, Covangesic, Norel SR, Trital SR, Rhinogesic, Phenflu CDX, Phenflu CD, Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Severe Cold and Night Time Cold & Flu Maximum Strength, Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Cold & Flu and Night Time Cold & Flu Maximum Strength, Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Severe Congestion & Cough and Night Time Cold & Flu Maximum Strength, Mucinex Children's Day Time & Night Time Multi-Symptom Cold Value Pack, Respa C&C, Respa C&C IR, Mucinex Fast-Max Day & Night, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night, DayQuil/NyQuil Severe Cold and Flu, Mucinex Fast-Max Day Severe Cold and Night Cold & Flu, Delsym Night Time Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime Liquid, Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold Formula Liquid, Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (Night Formula), Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion & Cough (Night Formula), Mucinex Fast-Max Night Time Cold & Flu Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion, Allergy & Cough Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day & Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels (Night Formula), Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu Day & Night Liquid Gels (Night Formula), Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold+Flu Hot Drink Mix, Mucinex Sinus-Max Pressure, Pain & Cough and Sinus-Max Clear & Cool Nasal Spray, Mucinex Children's Cold, Cough & Sore Throat, Mucinex Children's FreeFrom Multi-Symptom Cold, Flu & Sore Throat, Delsym Cough+ Cold Day Time, Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Severe Cold, Non-Pseudo Cold Relief, Tylenol Cold + Mucus Severe, Mucinex Fast-Max Cold, Flu & Sore Throat Liquid Gels, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Severe (old formulation), Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cough, Mucus & Congestion Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus, Cold & Cough Liquid Gels, Phenflu DM, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold, Mucus & Congestion, Alka-Seltzer Plus Day Severe Cold+Flu Hot Drink Mix, Cold Head Congestion, ConRx Cold, Mucus Relief Plus, Cold & Cough PE Multi-Symptom, Suphedrine PE Cold & Cough, Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain+Cold, Tylenol Cough & Severe Congestion Daytime, Mucinex FreeFrom Cold & Flu Daytime and FreeFrom Cold & Flu Nighttime, Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cough and Nightshift Cold & Flu, Robitussin Peak Cold Daytime Cold + Flu, Daytime Cold & Flu, Contac Complete Cough, Cold & Flu Extra Strength, Tylenol Plus Children's Cold & Cough, Robitussin Cold + Flu (Daytime), Comtrex Cold & Cough, Mapap Cold Formula, BC Cough & Cold, Little Colds Multi-Symptom, Vicks Nature Fusion Cold & Flu Multi-Symptom Relief, Comtrex Cold and Cough Maximum Strength, Day Relief PE, Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Symptom Relief Plus Vitamin C, Day Time Multi-Symptom Cold/Flu Relief, Multi Symptom Cold (Day Formula), Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion & Cough Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day Cold & Flu Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu Day Liquid Gels, Cold Multi-Symptom (Daytime), Theraflu Warming Relief Daytime Multi-Symptom Cold Caplets, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Daytime, Mucinex Children's FreeFrom Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu Nighttime, Mucinex Nightshift Cold & Flu Clear & Cool, Mucinex Nightshift Sinus Clear & Cool, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day and Night Maximum Strength, Tylenol Plus Children's Cold & Allergy, Theraflu Warming Relief Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough, Delsym Cough+ Cold Night Time, Mucinex Sinus-Max Night Time Congestion & Cough, Night Time Severe Cold and Cough, Suphedrine PE Severe Cold, CounterAct Night, Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Night Time, Mucinex Children's Night Time Multi-Symptom Cold, Sudafed PE Nighttime Cold, Theraflu Warming Relief Flu & Sore Throat, Benadryl Severe Allergy Plus Sinus Headache, Severe Allergy and Sinus Headache, Equate Allergy & Sinus Headache, Tylenol Allergy Multi-Symptom Nighttime, CVS Allergy & Sinus Headache, Children's Tylenol Plus Cold And Allergy, Robitussin Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold + Flu Nighttime, Theraflu Warming Relief Sinus & Cold, Theraflu ExpressMax Flu, Cough & Sore Throat, Benadryl Allergy Plus Cold, Theraflu Nighttime Multi-Symptom Severe Cold With Lipton Flavors, Benadryl Allergy Plus Sinus Headache, Vicks QlearQuil Nighttime Sinus & Congestion, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Allergy Sinus Congestion & Headache, Vicks Sinex Nighttime, Duratuss-A, LuSonex Plus, Mucus Relief Cold & Sinus Maximum Strength, Mucinex Sinus-Max Severe Congestion Relief, ConRx Sinus, Theraflu Warming Relief Cold and Chest Congestion, Emagrin Forte, Mucinex Fast-Max Congestion and Headache Clear & Cool, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Severe, Mucinex FreeFrom Cold, Flu & Congestion, Sudafed PE Triple Action, Sinus Congestion & Pain, Coldonyl, Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain+Mucus, Theraflu Cold & Sore Throat, Scot-Tussin Original, Contac Cold + Flu (Day Formula), Sinus Congestion and Pain Daytime Cool Ice, Tylenol Plus Children's Cold & Stuffy Nose, Suphedrine PE Sinus Headache, Vicks QlearQuil Daytime Sinus & Congestion, Robitussin Peak Cold Nasal Relief, Excedrin Sinus Headache, Congespirin Aspirin Free, Mapap Sinus Congestion and Pain, Non-Pseudo Sinus Pain & Pressure, Sinutab Sinus Maximum Strength, Rolatuss, Quelidrine, Tympagesic, Chlorphenylcaine, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Cough Powerfast Fizz, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Formula Effervescent Tablets, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Orange Zest Effervescent Tablets, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Cherry Burst Effervescent Tablets, Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula (Night Cold), Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Powerfast Fizz Night, Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold Formula Effervescent Tablets, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold Powerfast Fizz Day and Night, Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula (Day Cold), Alka-Seltzer Plus Non-Drowsy Cold Effervescent Tablets, Atrohist Plus, Deconhist LA, Rolatuss-SR, Protuss Tablet, Ex-Tuss, AccuHist LA, Bellahist-D LA, Histacol LA, Sta-D, Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Trexbrom (old formulation), V-COF, BetaTan, Vazotan, Seradex, Trexbrom, SymPak II, BroveX PB C, BroveX PB CX, TL-Hist CD, Poly-Tussin AC, M-End PE, AccuHist PDX Syrup, Uni-Hist PDX Syrup, Allanhist PDX Syrup, EndaCof-PD, Bromhist-PDX, Niva-Hist DM, Alahist DM (old formulation), BroveX PB DM, BPM DM PHEN, Duravent DPB, Alacol DM, BP Allergy DM, Y-COF DMX, TL-Hist DM, Tusdec-DM, Bromtuss DM, Dur-Tann DM, Tussi-Pres B, BroveX PEB DM, BPM PE DM, LoHist PEB DM, Dimetapp Children's Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free, Balacall DM, Glenmax PEB DM, Bromatan-DM, Glenmax PEB DM Forte, DuraTan DM, AP-Hist DM, M-Hist DM, Relcof DM, Centussin DHC, Poly-Tussin DHC, EndaCof-DH, Ala-Hist D, VasoTuss HC, BPM PE HC, Canges-HC NR, FluTuss HC, VazoTuss HC, Canges-HC, Rhinabid, Bromfenex PE, Bromfenex PE Pediatric, Bromfed-PD Capsules, Rhinabid PD, BPM PE, B-Vex D, Bromaphedrine D, Alenaze-D NR, VaZol-D, Dimaphen Elixir, VazoBid, BroveX PB, Entre-B, Rynex PE, Relhist BP, LoHist PEB, BroveX-D, J-Tan D, Vazotab, BroveX ADT, BroveX PEB, Ru-Hist D, Zotex-PE, V-HIST, Phenyl 7.5/6mg, Phenyl 15/12mg, J-Tan D SR, Brom Tann PE, Brohist D, Alenaze-D, Decon-A, RespaHist II, Brotapp PE, Tanabid SR, Seradex-LA, Vazobid-PD, Scot-Tussin Original (old formulation), Quad-Tuss, Rynatuss Pediatric, Quadratuss, Rynatuss, Rentamine Pediatric, Rentamine, Tuss Tan, Tuss Tan Pediatric, Tetra Tannate Pediatric, Quad Tuss Pediatric, Quad Tann Pediatric, Quad Tann, Tannic-12, Carbaphen 12, Tannate-12, XiraTuss, Tanni-Hist 12 RF, Exratuss, Tussi-12 (old formulation), Corzall-PE, Dytan-CS, D-Tann CT, D-Tann CD, Uni-Tann CS, Dytan-CD, Albatussin, Extendryl GCP, Gentex LQ, Levall, Gentex 30, Carbatuss, Aquatab C, Carbatab-12, Oratuss 12, Carbetaplex, Phencarb GG, MonteCough, L-All 12, Re All 12, Carbetaplex TS, L-All 12 NF, Levall-12, Uni All 12, Cophene-X, Carbatuss-CL, Tussi-12D S, C-Tanna 12D, Tannihist-12D, Tannate 12D S, Tussi-12D, DMax, TriTuss-A Drops, Dacex-A, XiraHistDM, X-Hist DM, DMax Pediatric Drops, DMax Syrup, DMax Pediatric, Trituss-A, Excof, Donatussin MAX, Excof-SF, Max HC, Aridex-D Pediatric, Norel LA, XiraHist, HistamaxD, Aridex-D, X-Hist, Carbaphen CH, DryMax AF, Chlo Tuss (old formulation), Chlophed, Vanacof GPE, Donatussin, Pro-Chlo, Vanacof APE, Prohist CD, Nasotuss, Dallergy, Dallergy Syrup, CapCof, Endal CD, T- Koff, Pediacof, Pedituss, Demi-Cof, SymPak DM, Broncopectol, ChlorDex GP, Qual-Tussin, Quartuss, Genelan NF, Zotex-DM, Rondec-DM, Donatussin DM, Ceron-DM Drops, Ceron-DM, Rondex-DM, Rondex-DM Drops, Dec-Chlorphen DM, Dec-Chlorphen DM Drops, HistadecDM, Neo DM Drops, Nasohist-DM Pediatric, Cardec DM Drops, Balamine DM, Reme Tussin DM, Tussplex DM, Norel CS, Cardec DM, C-Phen DM, C-Phen DM Drops, Sildec-PE DM Drops, Sildec-PE DM, DCP Drops, EndaCof Drops, PE-Hist DM, Maxichlor PEH DM, ED DM, Poly-Tussin DM, Ricotuss, Tri-Dex PE, Z-Dex 12 D, Trigofen DM Drops, Virdec DM, Zoden DM Drops, Re DCP, Sonahist-DM, RE DCP Drops, Nohist-DMX, Bronkids, Donatussin DM Drops, Nasohist-DM, DM-PE-Chlor, CP Dec-DM Drops, PD-Cof Drops, PD-Cof, Zotex-12D, Quartuss DM, Statuss DM, Giltuss Allergy Plus, NoHist-PDX, Relahist-DM, Albatussin SR, Cerose DM, Maxiphen ADT, Tussar DM, Liquituss R-DM, Centergy DM, Atuss DM, Father John's Medicine Plus, Norel DM, De-Chlor DM, De-Chlor DR, Coldtuss-DR, Tri-Vent DPC, Giltuss Allergy Plus Cough & Congestion, Atuss DR, Giltuss Children's Allergy Plus Cough & Congestion, Uni-Tuss DM, Mintuss DR, Trital DM, P Chlor DM, Dex PC, Novahistine DH, DiHydro-PE, Coldcough PD, Pancof-PD, Despec-PD, Duohist DH, Tusscough DHC, SymPak, P Chlor GG, Donatussin Pediatric, Qual-Tussin Pediatric, Endagen-HD, Chemdal HD, Iodal HD, Rindal-HD, Ed-TLC, Efasin-HD, Guiaphen HD, Mintuss MS, Vanex-HD, Chemdal HD Plus, Nasatuss, Iotussin HC, Chlorgest HD, Ed-Tuss HC, Cyndal HD, Hyphen-HD, Tuss-PD, KG-Dal HD, Endotuss-HD, Ditussin-HC, Chemtussin HC, Exo-Tuss, Endal-HD Plus, Enplus-HD, Comtussin HC, Tuss-HC, Ventuss Syrup, Maxi-Tuss SA, Maxi-Tuss HC, Histinex HC, KG-Dal HD Plus, Highland HC, Uni Tuss HC, H-C Tussive, Histussin HC Liquid, Cytuss HC, Tuss-DS, Efasin-HD Plus, Quindal HD Plus, Quindal HD, Hi-Tuss HC, Chlorphen HD, Duradal HD, Liquitussin HC Syrup, Hydrocodone CP, Tussive HC, B-Tuss, Hydro-PC II, Hydron CP, De-Chlor HD, De-Chlor HC, Atuss MS, Hydro-PC II Plus, Triant-HC, Uni-Tricof HC, Rindal HD Plus, Echotuss-HC, Phendal-HD, Relacon-HC NR, Tusana-D, Neo HC, Poly-Tussin HD, Liquicough HC, Relasin-HC, DroTuss-CP, Z-Cof HC, Maxi-Tuss HCX, Relacon-HC, Advil Allergy and Congestion Relief, Duravent, Dehistine, DriHist SR, Nohist PE, RelCof DN PE, RelCof PE, AlleRx Dose Pack (PM Dose), Allergy DN PE, DuraTan PE, Nohist Plus, Nohist Plus Jr, Dallergy SR, Duradryl Chewable, Duradryl SR, Dallergy PE, CPM-PE-MSC, Ah-Chew Ultra Tannate, Triall, SymPak PDX, ScopoHist-PE, Sinodec, Extendryl SR, Prehist D, Extendryl Chews, DA Chewable, Omnihist L.A., Duravent DA, Hista-Vent DA, DA II, Liqui-Allergy, AH-Chew, Duradryl, Duradryl JR, Drize, Drysec, Ex-Histine, WE Allergy, Chlor-Mes D, Norel SD, Durahist PE, Omnihist II LA, AH-Chew II, Ralix, Denaze, Dallergy ER, Extendryl Seniors, QV-Allergy, Rescon Extended Release, AlleRx Dose Pack PE (PM Dose), Redur-PCM, Ah-chew Ultra, Histatab PH, Chlor-Mes, PCM Allergy, Re-Drylex Jr, Extendryl JR, DriHist, AlleRx Dose Pack, Lohist, Nuhist, Novahistine, Rondec, Dallergy JR, Relera, NoHist LQ, Sonahist, Ricobid NR, Suphedrine PE Sinus & Allergy, BP Allergy JR, Allerest PE, Virdec, Ny-Tannic, Rhinatate-NF, Trigofen Drops, AccuHist Drops, Phenylhistine, Novahistine Elixir, Histatab Plus, Ed A-Hist LA, Rynatan Pediatric, Phenchlor Tannate Pediatric, Nasohist Pediatric, Dallergy Drops, PD-Hist D Drops, Ceron Drops, PD-Hist D, Tanahist-D, Allan Tannate Pediatric, CP Dec Drops, Chlor-Mes Jr, Rondex, Rondex Drops, Dec-Chlorphen, Dec-Chlorphen Drops, C Phen Drops, C Phen, Tannate Pediatric, Histadec, PediaTan D, Sudafed PE Sinus & Allergy, Cardec Drops, P-Tann D, Triaminic Cold & Allergy, ChlorTan D, Rinate Pediatric, Ed ChlorPed D, Cardec, Sildec-PE Drops, Acta-Tabs PE, Sildec-PE, NoHist, Maxichlor PEH, Ry-Tann, Giltuss D Allergy & Congestion, Hista-Vadrin, Nalda-Relief Pediatric, Nalgestic Pediatric, Sinucon Pediatric, Nalgest, West-Decon, Nalspan, Uni Decon, Prop-A-Hist, Sinucon, Naldelate, Andecon Pediatric Drops, Naldecon, Histalet Forte, Vanex Forte, NoHist-A, Nalex-A, Rhinacon A, Comhist, Linhist-LA, Comhist LA, Q-Hist LA, Chlortox, C-Hist-SR, Nalex-A SR, Chlorex A, Coldex, West-Decon M, Atrohist Pediatric, Rynatan-S Pediatric, R-Tannate Pediatric, Gelhist Pediatric, R-Tannate, Triotann-S, R-Tannamine Pediatric, Triotann-S Pediatric, Tanoral Pediatric, Equitan Pediatric, Triple Tannate Pediatric, Tri-Tannate, Tanamine Pediatric, Tri-Tannate Pediatric, Rhinatate Pediatric, Rhinatate, Url-Tannate Pediatric, Tanamine, R-Tannamine, URL-Tannate, Triotann, Ru-Hist Forte, Histatan, Phena-S, Triotann Pediatric, Tri-Gestan S, Tri-Hist Pediatric, Phena-Plus, Tri Tann Pediatric, Nalex A 12, AllerTan, Conal, Pyrichlor PE, Poly Hist PD (old formulation), Phena-S 12, MyHist-PD, Triplex AD, Pro-Red AC, Dexphen w/C, Endal CD (old formulation), Giltuss Ped-C, Maxiphen CD, Maxiphen CDX, Tussirex, Tussirex Sugar Free, Ala-Hist AC, Notuss-PE, M-Phen, Zotex-C, Codimal PH, Pro-Red AC (old formulation), Dicomal-PH, Histex-AC, Mydriatic 3, CTP, Dexall, Bionatuss DXP, Panatuss Pediatric DXP, G-P-Tuss DXP, Y-Cof DM, Supress A, Panatuss DXP, Tussall, Tussall-ER, Supress A Pediatric, Poly Tan DM, H-C Tussive-NR, Histussin HC Syrup, Ala-Hist PE, Poly Tan D, Coryza-DM, ProHist, P-Hist, Resperal, Zotex HC, Codimal DH, Notuss PD, EndaCof-Plus, Hydex PD, CoryZa-D, Re-Drylex, DexPhen M, Extendryl, Rescon-MX, Rescon-Jr, NalDex, RhinaHist, Dytan-DM, Duratuss AC 12, D-Tann DM, Vicks Nyquil Cough DM + Congestion, Robitussin Children's Cough & Cold CF, Mucinex Children's Congestion & Cough, Mucinex Children's FreeFrom Multi-Symptom Cold & Stuffy Nose, Tusso-DMR, Duraphen DM, Sinutuss DM, Nortuss-DE, G-Tusicof, Zotex Pediatric, Tussidex, Relhist DMX, Supress-DX, G-Supress DX, G-Tron Ped, Giltuss Pediatrics, Tussafed-EX, GDP-EX, TriTuss, TriTuss-ER, Tussafed-EX Drops, Certuss-D (old formulation), Dynatuss EX, Dacex-PE, Anextuss, Zotex LAX, Dacex-DM, Duraphen II DM, Duraphen Forte, Maxiphen DM, G-Phen DM, Despec DM Syrup, Phlemex Forte, Phlemex-PE, Guaphen Forte, Guaphen II DM, Endacon, Z-Dex, Robafen CF, Tusso-XR, Execof ER, Tusso-DM, Ambi 40/1000/60, Maxiphen-G DM, Z-tuss DM, Deconex DM, PDM GG, ExeTuss-DM, Despec NR Drops, Endacon DM, Q-Tussin CF, Desgen DM, Tusslin, Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold CF, Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold CF Maximum Strength, Mucinex Fast-Max 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Phenylephrine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%,[1] so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts. However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Phenylephrine nasal spray or ophthalmic drops are less likely to decrease lactation. To substantially diminish the effect of the drug after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information in humans was not found as of the revision date. However, animal data indicate that phenylephrine can decrease milk production[2][3] and pseudoephedrine, a pharmacologically similar vasoconstrictor, decreases milk production in nursing mothers after oral use.[4]

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Oxymetazoline

References

1.
Eccles R. Substitution of phenylephrine for pseudoephedrine as a nasal decongeststant. An illogical way to control methamphetamine abuse. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2007;63:10-4. [PMC free article: PMC2000711] [PubMed: 17116124]
2.
Bruckmaier R, Mayer H, Schams D. Effects of alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonists in intramammary pressure and milk flow in dairy cows. J Dairy Res. 1991;58:411-9. [PubMed: 1684977]
3.
Inderwies T, Pfaffl MW, Bruckmaier RM. Milking characteristics and their relation to adrenergic receptor mRNA expression and ligand binding in the mammary gland of dairy cows. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2003;25:275-86. [PubMed: 14550511]
4.
Aljazaf K, Hale TW, Ilett KF et al. Pseudoephedrine: effects on milk production in women and estimation of infant exposure via breastmilk. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2003;56:18-24. [PMC free article: PMC1884328] [PubMed: 12848771]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Phenylephrine

CAS Registry Number

59-42-7

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Adrenergic Agents
  • Adrenergic Alpha-Agonists
  • Antiglaucoma Agents
  • Sympathomimetics
  • Vasoconstrictor Agents
  • Nasal Decongestants

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