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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
Zyrtec (cetirizine): zyrtec (cetirizine) is category B for pregnancy
Dr. Arthur Vegh
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes see below: Cetirizine and loratadine both have track records in pregnancy. I prefer cetirizine.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boniface Ikejiani
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Allergy/pregnancy: There are several medications for allergy that are reasonably safe such as cetirizine (Zyrtec), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), diphenhydramine (Be ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes..maybe,,: Most ob/gyn drs. Prefer you take nothing in the first trimester, but depending on your symptoms, your babies' health depends on your health. There are ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Safe: Loratadine is category B in pregnancy, meaning it's considered safe.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Naveed Mughal
35 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
It is safe at 34 wks: Cyproheptadine is a 1st generation antihistamine used for allergies and causes drowsiness. It is safe in 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually no: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is rated by the food and drug admistration as category b in pregnancy. Animal reproductive studies have not demonstrated a risk. T ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several: Nasal steroid sprays are great for allergies and are generally safe to use during pregnancy. Budesonide (Rhinocort) is a nasal steroid that has been a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tolerance develops: A tolerance to zyrtec may have developed. Switching to Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) for a while may help. Once those stop working going back to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nondrowsy medication: The antihistamine fexofenadine (allegra) is a very good non-drowsy medication. Claritin (loratadine) is also non drowsy. Zyrtec has a low likelihood ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: Yes and no.Some cough medicines have a drying effect making it difficult to expect orate, whereas allergy medicines are bronchodilators and thereby lo ... Read More
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