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hello all i am very worried i used otrivine nasal drops for

posted 8 years 4 months ago
I am very worried i used otrivine nasal drops for one week when i was 9 weeks pregnant now i am 17 weeks and i am afraid that i harm my baby ? What shall i do? Does otrivine makes the baby abnormal ? Any ultrasound to do to make sure my baby is at good health? Is otrivine really bad

posted 8 years 4 months ago
Hey there - I haven't heard of that particular medication, but I think that you should check with your OB/GYN. I think if you've been having regular check ups and scheduled ultrasounds then I think they probably would have identified if there was anything formatively wrong.

You said that you're 17 weeks, when I was 20 weeks they did a large number of tests then to try and see if there were any issues with the baby. Call your OB/GYN office though if you're really concerned - hopefully they can put your mind at ease.

posted 8 years 4 months ago
I doubt if it has any effect on your baby because I looked it up and it says if you did not use it for a long period of time. You could go talk with your doctor and if a scan is recommended, be rest assured that all will be fine.

posted 8 years 3 months ago
Well I cnnot say that I have any personal knowledge about that drug or what it is used for, but I do know that if there are any ties to anything like that it would certainly be well documented and I would say that you should just do your research and find out. My guess is that you are fine and you would have been warned if it were harmful.

posted 8 years 3 months ago
Okay, first of all, nasal spray decongestants are low risk medications for pregnant women. That being said, you still need to consult with your OB-GYN before using one. The only ingredient posing some trouble is pseudo-ephedrine. I searched for Otrivin's ingredients list and luckily, it doesn't have this one listed. So I think you can relax now.

In any case, still consult your OB-GYN about the said incident. He or she can advice you more on what medications to avoid. The key is, any over the counter medications need to be consulted with your OB-GYN first before taking them.

Take care!

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