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Hydrocodone / phenylephrine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Hydrocodone / phenylephrine is also known as: Lortuss HC, Nalex-DH, Phenylephrine HD, Tusdec-HC

Hydrocodone / phenylephrine Pregnancy Warnings

Hydrocodone-phenylephrine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies of hydrocodone have revealed evidence of teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Hydrocodone-phenylephrine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

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Hydrocodone / phenylephrine Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of hydrocodone-phenylephrine 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. "PDR Generics. 4th ed." Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics (1998):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "PDR Generics. 4th ed." Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics (1998):

Further information

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