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Phenylephrine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Phenylephrine: Bromfed, Promethazine VC with Codeine, Hydrocodone CP, Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Relief, Tylenol Cold & Flu Severe, Vicks DayQuil Severe Cold & Flu, Giltuss, Neo-Synephrine, Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cough, Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu, Show all 1280 »4 Way Fast Acting Nasal Spray, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold, Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough, Preparation H Suppositories, Deconex, Guaifenex, Dimetapp Children's Cold & Cough, Mucinex Fast-Max Night Time Cold & Flu, Cough & Cold Relief, Sudafed PE Congestion, Tussin CF, Sudafed PE Pressure + Pain, Theraflu Flu & Sore Throat, Phenergan VC with Codeine, Promethazine VC Plain, Dallergy, Tylenol Sinus Severe Day, Omidria, Norel AD, Codral Cold and Flu + Cough Day and Night, Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold CF, Promethazine VC, Hemorid, Rondec, PCM, Poly Hist Forte, Entex LA, Mydfrin, Relief, Poly-Tussin DM, Sudafed PE Cold & Cough, Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Sparkling Original Effervescent Tablets, Phenergan VC, Robitussin Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold + Flu, Rymed, Theraflu ExpressMax Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough, Despec, Naldecon, Delsym Children's Night Time Cough & Cold, Mucinex Sinus-Max Pressure & Pain, Sinus Congestion & Pain, Phenylephrine HD, Tusicof, Hemorrhoidal Ointment, Preparation H Cooling Gel, Rynex DM, Vicks Sinex Daytime, Chlorphenylcaine, Suphedrine PE, Decorel Forte Plus, Dimaphen DM, M-End PE, Neocitran Non Drowsy Extra Strength Cold and Flu, Mucinex Children's Multi-Symptom Cold & Fever, Robitussin Cough & Allergy, Panatuss DXP, Ala-Hist PE, Fentex, Sudafed PE Children's Cold & Cough, Alahist DM, Guaiphen-PD, Hydrocodone HD, Decon-A, Deconex DMX, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Sinus, Histex-AC, Zotex, Gilphex TR, Tanoral, Novahistine, Sudafed PE Sinus & Allergy, Hemorrhoidal, Phenagil CH, Preparation H Maximum Strength Pain Relief Cream, Phenagil, Supress-PE, Airacof, Chest Congestion Relief PE, Tridal, Sinus & Allergy PE, Endal, Anusert Ointment, Crantex, Amitex LA, Aldex, Nasex-G, Sinus Congestion and Pain Daytime Cool Ice, Prolex D, Miraphen PE, Mucus Relief Sinus, Cold Multi-Symptom (Nighttime), Benadryl Allergy Plus Cold, Tusslin, Desgen, Giltuss TR, Histex-DM, DuraMAX, CapCof, Refenesen Chest Congestion Relief PE, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day Time Severe Congestion Relief, Xpect-PE, Duomax, Cardec, XL-3 Xtra Cold and Cough, Despec DM Syrup, Tylenol Sinus + Headache Day, Pres Gen, Dexcon-DM, Triant-HC, Rynatan, Allerest PE, BPM DM PHEN, Cold & Cough Childrens, Poly-Tussin AC, Sonahist, EndaCof-DM, Ceron, Histacol LA, Medicidin-D, Pyril D, Iodal HD, Hydro-PC II, Relasin-HC, Tylenol Children’s Cold + Flu, Albatussin Pediatric, Rynesa 12S, Codituss DM, Chlo Tuss (old formulation), Supress A Pediatric, Alahist CF, Chlophed, Robitussin Children's Cough & Cold CF, Cyclomydril, Mucinex Children's Congestion & Cough, Broncotron Ped, Nortuss-DE, G-Tusicof, Equate Allergy & Sinus Headache, Theraflu ExpressMax Flu, Cough & Sore Throat, Desgen DM, CVS Allergy & Cold, Sildec-PE DM, Preparation H Ointment, Ed A-Hist, Duravent, Omnihist L.A., Alahist DHC, Triaminic Night Time Cold & Cough, ChlorDex GP, Benadryl-D Allergy Plus Sinus, Benadryl-D Children's Allergy & Sinus, NoHist DM, Rhinatate, Father John's Medicine Plus, Diphentann-D, NeoTuss Plus, Ed A-Hist DM, Duo-Medihaler, Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray (old formulation), 4-Way Menthol, Severe Allergy and Sinus Headache, Aridex, Day Time Multi-Symptom Cold/Flu Relief, Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough, Comtrex Cold & Cough, Afrin 4 Hour Extra Moisturizing, Dimetapp Children's Nighttime Cold & Congestion, AK-Dilate, Endal HD, XiraHistDM, Ceron-DM, Mucinex Fast-Max Cold, Flu & Sore Throat, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Severe, Respa C&C, Sudogest PE, Nasal Decongestant PE, Carbaphen CH, Delsym Cough+ Cold Night Time, Advil Allergy and Congestion Relief, Theraflu Warming Relief Flu & Sore Throat, Dimetapp Toddler's Drops Decongestant, Maxiphen DM, G-Phen DM, Despec NR Drops, Z-tuss DM, Deconex DM, PDM GG, Duraphen Forte, Duraphen II DM, DexPhen M, Extendryl, Rescon-MX, Rescon-Jr, NalDex, RhinaHist, Mucinex Children's Day Time Multi-Symptom Cold, Dytan-DM, Duratuss AC 12, D-Tann DM, Phlemex Forte, Endacon DM, Dacex-DM, Q-Tussin CF, Duraphen DM, Guaphen II DM, Giltuss Pediatrics, Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Severe Congestion & Cough, Tussi-Pres Pediatric, Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold CF Maximum Strength, VanaTab DM, Tusso-DMR, Pres Gen Pediatric, Sinutuss DM, Z-Dex, Zotex Pediatric, Tussidex, Relhist DMX, Broncotron-D, Supress-DX, G-Supress DX, Tussi-Pres, G-Tron Ped, Endacon, Robafen CF, ExeTuss-DM, Dynatuss EX, Maxiphen-G DM, Ambi 40/1000/60, Tusso-DM, Zotex LAX, Phlemex-PE, Dexcon-PE, Anextuss, Dacex-PE, Re-Drylex, Tusso-XR, Certuss-D (old formulation), Tussafed-EX Drops, TriTuss-ER, TriTuss, GDP-EX, Tussafed-EX, Tussex, Execof ER, Guaphen Forte, Mucinex Children's Multi-Symptom Cold, Hycomine Compound, CoryZa-D, Prop-A-Hist, NoHist-A, Vanex Forte, Histalet Forte, Andecon Pediatric Drops, Naldelate, Sinucon, Uni Decon, Rhinacon A, Nalspan, West-Decon, Nalgest, Sinucon Pediatric, Nalgestic Pediatric, Nalda-Relief Pediatric, Nalex-A, Comhist, Hista-Vadrin, West-Decon M, Triotann-S, R-Tannate, Gelhist Pediatric, R-Tannate Pediatric, Rynatan-S Pediatric, Atrohist Pediatric, Coldex, Linhist-LA, Chlorex A, Nalex-A SR, C-Hist-SR, Chlortox, Q-Hist LA, Comhist LA, Nalphen, Ry-Tann, Triotann-S Pediatric, PD-Hist D, Rondex Drops, Rondex, Chlor-Mes Jr, CP Dec Drops, Allan Tannate Pediatric, Tanahist-D, Ceron Drops, Dec-Chlorphen Drops, PD-Hist D Drops, Dallergy Drops, Nasohist Pediatric, Phenchlor Tannate Pediatric, R-Tanna, Rynatan Pediatric, Dec-Chlorphen, C Phen Drops, Maxichlor PEH, Actifed Cold and Allergy, NoHist, Sildec-PE, Acta-Tabs PE, Sildec-PE Drops, Ed ChlorPed D, Rinate Pediatric, ChlorTan D, C Phen, Triaminic Cold & Allergy, P-Tann D, Cardec Drops, CP Dec, PediaTan D, Histadec, Tannate Pediatric, R-Tannamine Pediatric, Tanoral Pediatric, Hydex PD, Dicomal-PH, Y-Cof DM, G-P-Tuss DXP, Panatuss Pediatric DXP, Dexall, CTP, Mydriatic 3, Pro-Red AC (old formulation), Tussall, Codimal PH, Zotex-C, M-Phen, Notuss-PE, Ala-Hist AC, Zotex-EX, Supress A, Tussall-ER, Tussirex, ProHist, EndaCof-Plus, Notuss PD, Codimal DH, Zotex HC, Resperal, P-Hist, Coryza-DM, Poly Tan DM, Donatussin DM Suspension, Polytussin DM, Poly Tan D, Histussin HC Syrup, H-C Tussive-NR, Cytuss-HC NR, Tussirex Sugar Free, Maxiphen CDX, Equitan Pediatric, Tanamine, Phena-S, Histatan, Ru-Hist Forte, Triotann, URL-Tannate, R-Tannamine, Tritan, Chlorex-A 12, Url-Tannate Pediatric, Rhinatate Pediatric, Tri-Tannate Pediatric, Tanamine Pediatric, Tri-Tannate, Triple Tannate Pediatric, Triotann Pediatric, Tri-Gestan S, Maxiphen CD, MyHist-PD, Giltuss Ped-C, Endal CD (old formulation), Vanacof CD, Dexphen w/C, Pro-Red AC, Triplex AD, Phena-S 12, Tri-Hist Pediatric, Poly Hist PD (old formulation), Pyrichlor PE, Conal, AllerTan, Nalex A 12, Tri Tann Pediatric, Phena-Plus, Duravent DM, Theraflu Thin Strips Nighttime Cold and Cough, Nivanex DMX, Tusdec-HC, Norel, Dura-Gest, Equi-Tex, Phentex, Altex Liquid, Entac, Enomine, Coldloc, Cyntex Liquid, Ryna-12X, A-Tan 12X, Rolatuss with Hydrocodone, Ru-Tuss with Hydrocodone, Vetuss HC Syrup, Nalex-DH, Banex, De-Chlor MR, Advil Congestion Relief, Advil Sinus Congestion & Pain, Poly Hist HC, Tussplex, Trimal DH, Mintuss MR, Codituss DH, Lortuss HC, Hydrophene DH, Codal-DH Syrup, Hyco-DH, Dicomal-DH, Hycomal DH, PhendaCof Plus, Phenylfenesin, Duratex, AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose), Liquibid-D 1200, Guaifed PD, Guaifed Caps, Deconsal II, Phenavent D, Quintex, Phenavent LA, Crantex ER, Phenavent, Liquibid-PD, Duraphen II, Entex ER, Crantex LA Capsules, SINUvent PE, Quindal, Sina-12X, Tussbid, Ami-Tex, Duratuss, Guiatex, Xedec, Wellbid-D 1200, Wellbid-D, Sitrex, Duratuss GP, ED Bron GP, Phenavent PED, Crantex LA Tablets, Nasex, Duravent PE, Prolex PD, Pendex, Nescon-PD, Mydriatic 4, Extendryl PEM, Amidal, Pyril Mal Phenyl HCl, Hemorrhoidal Cooling Gel, Anu-Med, Medicone Hemorrhoidal, KGS-PE, GoodSense Hemorrhoidal, Hemorid Ointment, Hemorid Maximum Strength, Hemorid Cream, Myci Spray, Deconsal CT, Viravan-T, K-Tan 4, K-Tan, Ryna-12, Poly Hist Forte (old formulation), Prompt Relief, Ryna-12S, Prohist LQ, Histex-PE, Nasopen PE, Vasosulf, Murocoll 2, Ru-Hist D (old formulation), Pyrlex PD, R-Tannic-S A/D, Aldex D, Deconsal CT Tannate, Ry-T-12, V-Tann, Viravan-S, Pyril Tann-12, Prep-Hem, Formulation R, Alconefrin-12, Nasal Four, Ocu-Phrin, Prefrin, Phenoptic, Neo-Synephrine Ophthalmic, AK-Nefrin, Isopto Frin, Rhinall, Altafrin, Neo-Synephrine Mild Nasal, Neo-Synephrine Extra Strength Nasal, Little Noses Decongestant, Neo-Synephrine Nasal, Nostril Nasal Decongestant, Alconefrin-25, Refresh Redness Relief, Neofrin, Sudafed PE Children's Nasal Decongestant, Little Colds Decongestant, Vazculep, PediaCare Children's Decongestant, Ricobid-D, Nasop, Contac-D, Lusonal, Gilchew IR, Help I Have A Stuffy Nose, AH-Chew D, Congest Aid II, Phenyl-T, Triaminic Thin Strips Cold with Stuffy Nose, Nasop12, Despec-SF, Chemdal, Efasin, Hot Lemon Cough and Colds Relief DM, Pediatex-CT, Dytan-HC, D-Tann HC, PediaCare Nighttime Multi-Symptom Cold, Sudafed PE Nighttime Nasal Decongestant, Uni-Tann D, Aldex-CT, Diphenmax D, Triaminic Thin Strips Night Time Cold & Cough, Children's Triacting Night Time, Histatab Plus, Benadryl Children's Allergy Plus Congestion, Robitussin Night Time Cough & Cold, Alahist LQ, Dytan-D, D-Tann, Tussinate, De-Chlor G, Simuc-HD, Duratuss HD, Crantex HC, Uni-Lev 5.0, Tussafed-HCG, Dynatuss HC, Hydro GP, PediaCare Children's Allergy & Cold, Levall 5.0, Tussafed-HC, Ambi 5/15/100, Atuss G, Mintuss G, S-T Forte, Gestuss-HC, Rindal HPD, Donatussin DC, Triaminic Day Time Cold & Cough, Viravan-DM, Codal-DM Syrup, Dimetapp Toddler's Drops Decongestant Plus Cough, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Congestion, Theraflu Thin Strips Daytime Cold and Cough, PediaCare Children's Multi-Symptom Cold, Triaminic Thin Strips Day Time Cold & Cough, Zotex-12, Safetussin CD, Children's Triacting Daytime, Little Colds Decongestant/Cough, Albatussin Pediatric Drops, PediaCare Daytime Multi-Symptom Cold, Theraflu Cold & Cough, V-Tan DM, Deconsal DM Tannate, Hydro-DP, Ru-Hist Plus, Poly Hist DHC, Donatuss DC, Poly Tussin EX, Poly-Tussin EX Syrup, Poly Hist DM, Deconsal DM, Tannate V DM, Aldex DM, MyHist-DM, Pryil DM, Reme Hist DM, Codimal DM, Triplex DM, Viratan-DM, Gentex HC, Guiaplex HC, Mucus Relief PE, Liquibid D-R, Nazarin, Ambi 40/1000, J-Max, Medent-PEI, D-Phen 1000, Mucinex Children's Stuffy Nose & Cold, Visonex, Deconex IR, Guiadex PD, Guiatex PE, Entex LQ, Aquatab D, Respa-PE, Sudafed PE Non-Drying Sinus, Liquibid PD-R, Medent-PE, Nu-COPD, Deconsal Pediatric, Sinupan, Tussi-Pres PE, PE-Guai, Zyrphen, Dimetapp Children's Cold & Chest Congestion, Reese Onetab Congestion & Cough, Relcof IR, Fenesin PE IR, MucaphEd, ExeTuss-GP, ExeTuss, D-Tab, Lusair, Genexa LA, Mydex, Exetuss-HC, Donatussin Drops, Nexphen PD, Aldex G, Norel EX, Guaifen PE, Zotex GPX, Simuc, Guaiphen-D 1200, Nariz, Guaiphen-D 600, HydroFed, Nazarin HC, MonteFlu HC, Nariz HC, Qual-Tussin DC, Reluri, Duraphen 1000, Sitrex PD, Gentex LA, Duratuss PE, Triaminic Chest & Nasal Congestion, Zotex-GP, Simuc-GP, Liquibid-D, Xedec II, MontePhen, Lusonex, Guaphenyl LA, Maxiphen, Rescon-GG, Extendryl G, Sudex, Dynex LA, Ed A-Hist LA, Norel SD, Novahistine Elixir, Sta-D, Pulmari, Vazotan, BetaTan, V-COF, Trexbrom (old formulation), Spec-T Sore Throat/Decongestant Lozenges, Bellahist-D LA, Trexbrom, AccuHist LA, Ex-Tuss, Protuss Tablet, Rolatuss-SR, Deconhist LA, Atrohist Plus, Seradex, SymPak II, Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula (Day Cold), Alahist DM (old formulation), Y-COF DMX, Presgen B, BP Allergy DM, Alacol DM, Duravent DPB, BroveX PB DM, Niva-Hist DM, BroveX PB C, Bromhist-PDX, EndaCof-PD, Allanhist PDX Syrup, Uni-Hist PDX Syrup, AccuHist PDX Syrup, TL-Hist CD, BroveX PB CX, Alka-Seltzer Plus Sinus Formula, Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold Formula Effervescent Tablets, Tusdec-DM, Sudafed PE Triple Action, Contac Cold + Flu (Day Formula), Theraflu Sinus & Cold, Scot-Tussin Original, Theraflu Cold & Sore Throat, Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain+Mucus, Coldonyl, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Severe, Suphedrine PE Sinus Headache, Emagrin Forte, Theraflu Warming Relief Cold and Chest Congestion, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night (Day), Histenol-Forte II, ConRx Sinus, Mucinex Sinus-Max Severe Congestion Relief, Tylenol Plus Children's Cold & Stuffy Nose, Vicks QlearQuil Daytime Sinus & Congestion, Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula (Night Cold), Rolatuss, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Cherry Burst Effervescent Tablets, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Orange Zest Effervescent Tablets, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Formula Effervescent Tablets, Tympagesic, Otogesic, Quelidrine, Sinutab Sinus Maximum Strength, Robitussin Peak Cold Nasal Relief, Non-Pseudo Sinus Pain & Pressure, Mapap Sinus Congestion and Pain, Congespirin Aspirin Free, Day Relief Sinus PE, D-Time Sinus, Dilotab II, Excedrin Sinus Headache, TL-Hist DM, Bromtuss DM, LuSonex Plus, Dimetane Decongestant, V-HIST, Zotex-PE, Ru-Hist D, BroveX PEB, BroveX ADT, Vazotab, J-Tan D, Phenyl 15/12mg, BroveX-D, LoHist PEB, Relhist BP, Rynex PE, Entre-B, Alacol, Phenyl 7.5/6mg, J-Tan D SR, VazoBid, Scot-Tussin Original (old formulation), Rentamine, Rentamine Pediatric, Rynatuss, Quadratuss, Rynatuss Pediatric, Quad-Tuss, Dime Time Extended Release, Brom Tann PE, Vazobid-PD, Seradex-LA, Tanabid SR, Brotapp PE, RespaHist II, Alenaze-D, Brohist D, BroveX PB, Dimaphen Elixir, Dur-Tann DM, Glenmax PEB DM, Relcof DM, M-Hist DM, AP-Hist DM, DuraTan DM, Glenmax PEB DM Forte, Bromatan-DM, Lohist-DM, Poly-Tussin DHC, Brotapp PE-DM, Balacall DM, LoHist PEB DM, BPM PE DM, BroveX PEB DM, Tussi-Pres B, Centussin DHC, EndaCof-DH, VaZol-D, Bromfenex PE Pediatric, Alenaze-D NR, Bromaphedrine D, B-Vex D, BPM PE, Rhinabid PD, Bromfed-PD Capsules, Bromfenex PE, Ala-Hist D, Rhinabid, Canges-HC, VazoTuss HC, FluTuss HC, Canges-HC NR, BPM PE HC, VasoTuss HC, Mucinex Fast-Max Cold & Sinus, Duratuss-A, Tuss Tan Pediatric, Sine-Off Sinus/Cold, Norel SR, Covangesic, Dryphen, HEB Allergy, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu, Tylenol Sinus Congestion and Pain Cool Burst Day Night, Hybrid CF, Rhinogesic, XL-3 Cold Medicine, Protid, Tylenol Plus Children's Cold, Comtrex Flu Therapy, Comtrex Severe Cold & Sinus, Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Nighttime, Trital SR, Phenflu CDX, Dristan Cold Multi Symptom Formula, Mucinex Fast-Max Night Time Cold & Flu Liquid Gels, Mucinex Children's Cold, Cough & Sore Throat, Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold+Flu Hot Drink Mix, Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu Day & Night Liquid Gels (Night Formula), Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day & Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels (Night Formula), Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion, Allergy & Cough Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion & Cough (Night Formula), Phenflu CD, Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (Night Formula), Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold Formula Liquid, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime Liquid, Delsym Night Time Multi-Symptom, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night, Mucinex Fast-Max Day & Night, Respa C&C IR, Tylenol Allergy Multi-Symptom, Gendecon, Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Severe Cold, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Multi Symptom Cold (Night Formula), Comtrex Nighttime Cold & Cough, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Day and Night, Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough Caplets, Comtrex Cold & Cough Day Night, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Nighttime, PediaCare Flu Plus Acetaminophen, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Cold & Cough Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Formula Liquid, PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold Plus Acetaminophen, Dimetapp Children's Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (old formulation), Tylenol Cold and Flu Severe Day & Night, Colrex, Colrex Compound, Multi Symptom Cold Relief, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu Formula Effervescent Tablets, Super Strength Sinadrin, PX Allergy Sinus PE, GNP Cold Relief Plus, Onset Forte, Relief-PE, Robitussin Peak Cold Nighttime Nasal Relief, Pyrroxate, Allergy Multi-Symptom, Allergy Sinus PE Pain Relief, Alka-Seltzer Plus Flu Formula, Allergy Pain Relief, ConRx Allergy Sinus, Contac Cold + Flu (Night Formula), Triaminic Multi-Symptom Fever & Cold, Theraflu Warming Relief Nighttime Multi-Symptom Cold Caplets, Dimetapp Children's Nighttime Flu, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus & Cold Hot Drink Mix, Delsym Cough+ Cold Day Time, Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Cold, Beechams All-in-One, Flu & Severe Cold & Cough Daytime Powder, Delsym Children’s Cough+ Cold Night Time, Theraflu Warming Relief Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough, Sudafed PE Severe Cold, Tylenol Plus Children's Cold & Allergy, Dimetapp Children's Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu, Theraflu ExpressMax Daytime Severe Cold & Cough, Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain+Cough, Night Time Severe Cold and Cough, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Daytime, Tylenol Cold Max Day, Theraflu Warming Relief Daytime Severe Cold & Cough, Theraflu Warming Relief Daytime Multi-Symptom Cold Caplets, Cold Multi-Symptom (Daytime), Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold with Lipton Flavors, Mucinex Sinus-Max Night Time Congestion & Cough, Suphedrine PE Severe Cold, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion & Cough (Day Formula), Robitussin Severe Multi-Symptom Cough Cold + Flu Nighttime, Vicks Sinex Nighttime, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Allergy Sinus Congestion & Headache, Vicks QlearQuil Nighttime Sinus & Congestion, Benadryl Allergy Plus Sinus Headache, Theraflu Nighttime Multi-Symptom Severe Cold With Lipton Flavors, Theraflu Warming Relief Sinus & Cold, Children's Tylenol Plus Cold And Allergy, CounterAct Night, CVS Allergy & Sinus Headache, Tylenol Allergy Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Benadryl Severe Allergy Plus Sinus Headache, Sudafed PE Nighttime Cold, Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night (Night), Mucinex Children's Night Time Multi-Symptom Cold, Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold Night Time, Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu Day Liquid Gels, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day & Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels (Day Formula), Non-Pseudo Cold Relief, Phenflu DM, Adult Cold, Flu & Sore Throat, ConRx Cold, Cold Multi-Symptom Severe, Cold Head Congestion, Alka-Seltzer Plus Day Severe Cold+Flu Hot Drink Mix, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold, Mucus & Congestion, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus, Cold & Cough Liquid Gels, Mucus Relief Plus, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cough, Mucus & Congestion Liquid Gels, Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cold, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Severe (old formulation), CounterAct Day, Mucinex Fast-Max Cold, Flu & Sore Throat Liquid Gels, Tylenol Cold + Mucus Severe, Mucus Relief Complete, Cold & Cough PE Multi-Symptom, Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day Cold & Flu Liquid Gels, Little Colds Multi-Symptom, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion & Cough Liquid Gels, Multi Symptom Cold (Day Formula), Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Symptom Relief Plus Vitamin C, Day Relief PE, Comtrex Cold and Cough Maximum Strength, Vicks Nature Fusion Cold & Flu Multi-Symptom Relief, Mapap Cold Formula, Suphedrine PE Cold & Cough, Robitussin Cold + Flu (Daytime), Tylenol Plus Children's Cold & Cough, Contac Complete Cough, Cold & Flu Extra Strength, Daytime Cold & Flu, Robitussin Peak Cold Daytime Cold + Flu, Tylenol Cough & Severe Congestion Daytime, Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain+Cold, Tuss Tan, Tetra Tannate Pediatric, Phenylhistine, Quindal HD Plus, Tussive HC, Liquitussin HC Syrup, Duradal HD, Chlorphen HD, Hi-Tuss HC, Quindal HD, Efasin-HD Plus, Hydron CP, Tuss-DS, Cytuss HC, Histussin HC Liquid, H-C Tussive, Uni Tuss HC, Highland HC, B-Tuss, De-Chlor HD, Coughtuss, Neo HC, Relacon-HC, Maxi-Tuss HCX, Z-Cof HC, DroTuss-CP, Liquicough HC, Poly-Tussin HD, Tusana-D, De-Chlor HC, Relacon-HC NR, Phendal-HD, Echotuss-HC, Rindal HD Plus, Uni-Tricof HC, Hydro-PC II Plus, Atuss MS, KG-Dal HD Plus, Histinex HC, Dehistine, Chemdal HD, Vanex-HD, Mintuss MS, Guiaphen HD, Efasin-HD, Ed-TLC, Rindal-HD, Endagen-HD, Nasatuss, Qual-Tussin Pediatric, Donatussin Pediatric, P Chlor GG, SymPak, Tusscough DHC, Duohist DH, Chemdal HD Plus, Iotussin HC, Maxi-Tuss HC, Exo-Tuss, Maxi-Tuss SA, Ventuss Syrup, Tuss-HC, Comtussin HC, Enplus-HD, Endal-HD Plus, Chemtussin HC, Chlorgest HD, Ditussin-HC, Endotuss-HD, KG-Dal HD, Tuss-PD, Hyphen-HD, Cyndal HD, Ed-Tuss HC, Advil Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu, DriHist SR, Pancof-PD, QV-Allergy, Chlor-Mes, Histatab PH, Ah-chew Ultra, Redur-PCM, AlleRx Dose Pack PE (PM Dose), Rescon Extended Release, Extendryl Seniors, Re-Drylex Jr, Dallergy ER, Aerokid, Denaze, Ralix, AH-Chew II, Omnihist II LA, PCM Allergy, Extendryl JR, Emagrin Forte (old formulation), Suphedrine PE Sinus & Allergy, AccuHist Drops, Trigofen Drops, Rhinatate-NF, Ny-Tannic, Virdec, BP Allergy JR, Ricobid NR, DriHist, AlleRx, NoHist LQ, Relera, Dallergy JR, Nuhist, Lohist, AlleRx Dose Pack, Durahist PE, Chlor-Mes D, Nohist PE, Nohist Plus Jr, CPM-PE-MSC, Dallergy PE, Duradryl SR, Aerohist Plus, Duradryl Chewable, Dallergy SR, Nohist Plus, Triall, DuraTan PE, Allergy DN PE, AlleRx Dose Pack (PM Dose), ScopoHist Syrup, RelCof PE, RelCof DN PE, Ah-Chew Ultra Tannate, SymPak PDX, WE Allergy, Liqui-Allergy, Ex-Histine, Drysec, Drize, Duradryl JR, Duradryl, AH-Chew, DA II, ScopoHist-PE, Hista-Vent DA, Duravent DA, DA Chewable, Extendryl Chews, Prehist D, Extendryl SR, Sinodec, Despec-PD, Coldcough PD, Quad Tuss Pediatric, DMax Pediatric Drops, Excof-SF, Donatussin MAX, Excof, Trituss-A, DMax Pediatric, DMax Syrup, X-Hist DM, Aridex-D Pediatric, Dacex-A, TriTuss-A Drops, DMax, Tussi-12D, Tannate 12D S, Tannihist-12D, Max HC, Norel LA, Tussi-12D S, Prohist CD, Pedituss, Pediacof, T- Koff, Endal CD, Dallergy Syrup, Nasotuss, Vanacof 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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. PMID: 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. PMID: 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. PMID: 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. PMID: 12848771

Phenylephrine 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

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

556

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