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Diphenhydramine / phenylephrine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Diphenhydramine / phenylephrine is also known as: Alahist LQ, Aldex-CT, Benadryl Children's Allergy Plus Congestion, Benadryl-D Allergy Plus Sinus, Benadryl-D Children's Allergy & Sinus, Children's Triacting Night Time, D-Tann, Delsym Children's Night Time Cough & Cold, Dimetapp Children's Nighttime Cold & Congestion, Diphenmax D, Diphentann-D, Dytan-D, PediaCare Children's Allergy & Cold, PediaCare Nighttime Multi-Symptom Cold, Pediatex-CT, Robitussin Night Time Cough & Cold, Sudafed PE Nighttime Nasal Decongestant, Theraflu Thin Strips Nighttime Cold and Cough, Triaminic Night Time Cold & Cough, Triaminic Thin Strips Night Time Cold & Cough, Uni-Tann D

Medically reviewed on Aug 1, 2017

Diphenhydramine / phenylephrine Pregnancy Warnings

Diphenhydramine-phenylephrine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Diphenhydramine-phenylephrine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Diphenhydramine / phenylephrine Breastfeeding Warnings

Diphenhydramine-phenylephrine is excreted into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Dytan-D (diphenhydramine-phenylephrine)." Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Madison, MS.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Dytan-D (diphenhydramine-phenylephrine)." Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Madison, MS.

Further information

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