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Old 01-27-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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Allergy meds during pregnancy - which are safe?

I can't remember now-- I took Claritin with my first two, but during my last pregnancy my m/w said that-- I think it was-- Zyrtec was better. I'm too lazy to call. Anyone know?

I'm dying over here. My head has been killing me the last few days and I've decided it must be allergies.

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:04 AM   #2
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Zyrtec is fine. It's on the list of meds my dr gave me that are safe for use during pregnancy
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Re: Allergy meds during pregnancy - which are safe?

Benadryl and Sudafed are ok too. And I BELIEVE Tylenol Cold & Sinus. Claritan is ok.
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Claritan is okay. I think Zyrtec was okay while pregnant, but not okay for breastfeeding.
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Claritan is okay. I think Zyrtec was okay while pregnant, but not okay for breastfeeding.
Found this on Kellymom.

Zyrtec is also generally considered to be compatible with breastfeeding. It is commonly used by nursing moms, although its levels in milk are not known. Hale rates Zyrtec in the lactation risk catagory L2 (safer).

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Re: Allergy meds during pregnancy - which are safe?

My OBGYN and high-risk doctors both say Zyrtec is fine. And Sudafed after the 1st trimester.
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I'm pg and I take Zyrtec D with the decongestant. I wouldn't take it while bf because of the decongestant - but it is a 12 hour pill and REALLY helps me.
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Re: Allergy meds during pregnancy - which are safe?

Yep my midwife told me Zyrtec was fine.
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Re: Allergy meds during pregnancy - which are safe?

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Claritan is okay. I think Zyrtec was okay while pregnant, but not okay for breastfeeding.
I take zyrtec daily and ended up having to stop while trying to BF my little one. i just about died for the days that I didn't take it as I have SEVERE allergies. Ugh.. I am not looking forward to stopping again when this little one is born.
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Last pregnancy the Dr told me to stop taking Clairitan so I took Benadryl for 8 months, this time I'm on Zyrtec and Dr said it was safe
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