i am wondering if sudafed is ok.
Good luck...Feel better!
there actually can be a huge difference in meds that are safe for breastfeeding and not pg and vice versa. For example, my migraine med is a category D in pregnancy, but is ok for breastfeeding.
I use www.safefetus.com a lot for checking pregnancy medications.
I found this article in my bookmarks from when I was pg with DS. It has helpful info. I also use safefetus.com as well.
CAM2007:Thanks for the clarification. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.
no problem! It's a very common misconception, really.
I hate to say this and every doctor is different, but my OB and RE both said nothing before 16 weeks. I know some doctors say that Sudafed is OK, but mine was pretty strict on the subject.
ETA: I hope you feel better soon. I have the cold from hell right now, and can't take anything because I'm still BFing.
sudafed is a category C and should only be used when the benefits far outweigh the risks. Unfortunately, there aren't very many cold medicines approved for use in pg.
Benedryl is ok, if it would help some of your symptoms, as is tylenol for the aches and stuff. But I second the neti pot recommendation. And maybe some emergen-c to boost your immune system.