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Oxymetazoline nasal Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Oxymetazoline nasal is also known as: 12 Hour Nasal, 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Spray, Afrin, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing, Afrin NoDrip Sinus, Afrin Original, Afrin Sinus, Dristan 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Duration, Four-Way Nasal Spray, Mucinex Sinus-Max Full Force, Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart, NRS Nasal, NTZ Long Acting Nasal, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, Nostrilla, Nostrilla 12 Hour, Oxyfrin, Oxymeta-12, Sudafed OM Sinus Cold, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Vicks Sinex Moisturizing 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief, Zicam Sinus Relief

Medically reviewed on May 23, 2018

Oxymetazoline nasal Pregnancy Warnings

Use should be avoided.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned

Animal studies have not been conducted. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D and X are being phased out.

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Oxymetazoline nasal Breastfeeding Warnings

Use should be avoided.

Excreted into human milk: Data not available
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Afrin (oxymetazoline nasal)" Schering-Plough, Liberty Corner, NJ.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Afrin (oxymetazoline nasal)" Schering-Plough, Liberty Corner, NJ.

Further information

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