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Can Otrivin be safely used during pregnancy?

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Hi Doctor,

My wife is 13 weeks pregnant and is suffering from blocked nose and severe cold. Could you advise a solution as the cold is leading to sleeplessness and irritation? Can she use Otrivin Inhaler for immediate relief or would it interfere with pregnancy?

Kindly advise.

Regards,
Mon, 28 May 2018 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Otrivin can be used

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
She can take Otrivin nose drops safely once in night before sleeping.
Moreover, she should take levocetrizine tablet for relief from cold.
Steam inhalation twice to thrice a day for 3-4 days to get relief.
She can apply vicks ointment locally on nose and chest.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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