Pregnancy Issues for Common Cold

Some medicines arenít safe for children or for women during pregnancy.

Source: New Zealand Health1

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Nursing (Breastfeeding) Issues for Common Cold

Drugs for cold, flu and asthma

  • Avoid cold and flu products containing pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine. These include Sudafed and Demazin. These drugs can cause babies to be restless. Pseudoephedrine can also reduce the amount of breastmilk your body can make.
  • Lozenges and gargles for sore throats are often safe. It is best to avoid gargles containing povidone-iodine (for example Betadine and Viodine) while breastfeeding.

Normal asthma treatment is often safe and can be continued.

Source: Queensland Health2

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  1. Source: New Zealand Health: your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ colds
  2. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 8/ 31/ 217/ breastfeeding-and-drugs

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