What hayfever tablets are safe during pregnancy?
One option is called loratadine (Clarityne). Another option is cetirizine (Zyrtec). Both of these antihistamines are non-sedating, which means that they shouldn’t make you feel sleepy. It’s also best not to take decongestant drugs, whether in tablet or nasal spray form, unless your GP has prescribed them.
Which antihistamines are safe during pregnancy?
Many allergy drugs may be fine to keep taking during pregnancy, but have the discussion so you can have peace of mind. Oral antihistamines, like cetirizine (Zyrtec), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), fexofenadine (Allegra), and loratadine (Claritin) seem to be safe.
What allergy tablets can you take when pregnant?
Safe OTC Allergy Meds to Take During Pregnancy
- Allegra (fexofenadine)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine)
Can you take antihistamines if pregnant?
Most people can safely take antihistamines. But speak to a pharmacist or GP for advice if you: are pregnant – read about taking hay fever medicines in pregnancy. are breastfeeding – read about taking hay fever medicines while breastfeeding.
Is Piriton safe in pregnancy?
Chlorphenamine isn’t normally recommended in pregnancy. There’s no firm evidence that it’s harmful to an unborn baby, but there isn’t enough information to be sure it’s safe. A non-drowsy antihistamine called loratadine is normally used first because there’s more information to say that it’s safe.
Can you use Vicks on stomach while pregnant?
Yes, vapor rub is safe to use during pregnancy.
Can Piriton cause miscarriage?
Can taking chlorphenamine in pregnancy cause miscarriage? One very small study found no link between taking chlorphenamine in early pregnancy and miscarriage.
Can I take Cetirizine during pregnancy?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Cetirizine can be used in pregnancy. There is no good evidence that it causes harm to the baby. However, other antihistamines such as loratadine may be recommended as there is more information about its use in pregnancy.
Can you take Piriteze allergy tablets when pregnant?
If you suffer with allergies during pregnancy you should get advice from your doctor on how to treat your symptoms, because locally acting medicines like nasal sprays are usually preferred. Cetirizine can be used if necessary, but only if the benefits outweigh any risks and only if it’s prescribed by your doctor.
Is hayfever worse in pregnancy?
During your pregnancy, you might find you are more sensitive to hay fever and other allergies. While they won’t harm you or your baby, they can have an impact on your general wellbeing – giving you a stuffy nose, and causing sneezing or lack of sleep.
Can I take Sudafed while pregnant?
Benadryl, Claritin, Sudafed PE, Tylenol and Zyrtec are all safe, over-the-counter medications to relieve allergies while you’re pregnant.