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Old 06-12-2011, 01:27 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ho11yb
Like others said, my OB said claritin, zyrtec, or benadryl are fine. She did recommend avoiding allegra just because its hasn't been around as long so the testing hasn't been done as much as on the others. If they are really, bad your doc could prescribe something too like a nasal spray with steroid that can really help-I took rhinocort Aq while pg with DS. It helped a lot and although it has steroid, since its a nasal spray, it's considered pretty safe.
Allegra has been around as an Rx for a long time... Almost 20yrs? It just came out as OTC this year. It's actually on the safe list my OB gave me.


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Old 06-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #12
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Re: Allergies during pregnancy what can i take?

I used to take Zyrtec when it was still prescription only - it made me exhausted and stupid until I halved my dose (which was the same as my father's despite him weighing twice as much as I did)... still gave me relief but I was just kind of tired instead of flat on my face. Might want to start with a half-dose if you go that route.

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:05 PM   #13
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Re: Allergies during pregnancy what can i take?

I took Zyrtec through both of my pregnancies. My allergies are severe and my midwife confirmed that it is safe. Take it at night for 24 hour relief and then you don't need to worry about drowsiness. It's the only the that works for me.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:08 AM   #14
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Re: Allergies during pregnancy what can i take?

Zyrtec all the way! But take it at night because it causes drowsiness. It's a 24 hr dose, so you don't have to worry about taking another one 4-6 hours later. Baby's health is important, but so is mamas!

I have allergies and asthma and with my first pregnancy I was dying, not literally, but you get the idea. So the doc put me on flonase (which worked great) as well as other inhalers. I took it for my first 2 pregnancies and zyrtec for the last 3.
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