Other options that are safe to use during pregnancy include mometasone (Nasonex) and fluticasone propionate (Flonase). As we mentioned above, triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ), which is also available over the counter, is the main steroid nasal spray of potential concern.
Is fluticasone nasal spray safe during pregnancy?
You can try an intranasal steroid spray like Nasonex® or Flonase®. These sprays are safe to use throughout pregnancy and the regular recommended dosage is still appropriate, Dr. Zanotti says.
Can I use a steroid nasal spray while pregnant?
Steroid nasal sprays are normally safe to use while breastfeeding and during pregnancy, but it’s a good idea to get medical advice first.
Does Flonase cause birth defects?
Fluticasone was detected in neonatal cord blood after drug inhalation by the parent. The background birth defect and miscarriage risk for the indicated population is not known. In the US general population, the estimated major birth defect risk is 2 to 4% and the miscarriage risk is 15 to 20%.
Can nasal spray cause birth defects?
Over-the-counter medicines, including phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine (which are commonly used in products like Afrin, Mucinex, Sudafed, Dristan, etc.) are linked to rare birth defects of the digestive tract, ear and heart.
Are nasal steroid sprays safe?
Intranasal steroid sprays are safe for long-term use, and there is little evidence to indicate they cause significant systemic side effects. However, patients with chronic rhinitis who might use them for long periods should be advised to use them only intermittently and at the lowest dose that controls their symptoms.
Can a pregnant woman use nasal decongestant?
Stuffy nose and sinus pressure
Decongestant medications reduce stuffiness and sinus pressure by constricting the blood vessels in your nose, which reduces swelling. Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine are available over the counter as Sudafed and are safe for many women to use during pregnancy.
Can steroid nasal spray cause weight gain?
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when mometasone is used in the nose, side effects can occur if the medicine is absorbed into your bloodstream. Tell your doctor if you have possible signs of long-term steroid use: weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso);
What Nasal Spray Can you use while pregnant?
Budesonide nasal spray is available with a prescription as generic budesonide or brand-names Rhinocort Aqua, Entocort, and Pulmicort. It’s also available over-the-counter as Rhinocort Allergy. Other options that are safe to use during pregnancy include mometasone (Nasonex) and fluticasone propionate (Flonase).
Do nasal steroids weaken your immune system?
Steroid nasal sprays can induce systemic side effects. These effects occur as the result of the steroid’s effect on the body, but they are not common. For example, the drug can suppress your immune system, alter your hormone levels, or increase pressure in your eyes.
Who should not use Flonase?
Patients who have experienced recent nasal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma should not use FLONASE nasal spray until healing has occurred [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]. Inform patients that glaucoma and cataracts are associated with nasal and inhaled corticosteroid use.
Does Flonase lower your immune system?
You should not use fluticasone nasal if you are allergic to it. Fluticasone can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or recently had.
What pregnancy category is Flonase?
Budesonide (rhinocort) is listed as 1st gen and several others (flonase, nasonex) listed as 2nd gen. I have detailed this below copied from UpToDate under Glucocorticoid nasal sprays for treatment of rhinitis.
How do you get rid of a stuffy nose while pregnant?
What are the recommendations for pregnancy nasal congestion?
- Apply a warm, wet washcloth to your cheeks, eyes, and nose to reduce congestion.
- Avoid using nasal sprays unless prescribed by your doctor because they can aggravate your symptoms.
- Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6-8 glasses of fluids a day) to thin mucus.
Can you take Sudafed nasal spray when pregnant?
Is it safe to use Sudafed nose spray if pregnant? There are no studies that have looked at use of xylometazoline during pregnancy. Although, there is low absorption of xylometazoline into the bloodstream after using Sudafed blocked nose spray, it is usually not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Is mucinex good for pregnancy?
Mucinex is likely safe to take while breastfeeding and during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Before taking any medication while pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor first.