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Generic Name
Oxymetazoline (Nasal)
Trade Name
4-Way 12-Hour Nasal Spray
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • sympathomimetic, alfa-adrenergic, vasoconstrictor used topically in nasal decongestant sprays.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No adequate human data, no teratogenic effect has been reported in first trimester exposure, but frequent, chronic doses late in pregnancy causes uterine vessels' constriction with subsequent fetal hypoxia, bradycardia and non reactive NST.
  • Recommended therapeutic doses has no risk to the fetus.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Problems have not been documented in humans.
  • Other Trade Names
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