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can you take zyrtec while pregnant

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
9 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, zyrtec is safe to use during pregnancy. Be well!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Antihistamines including zyrtec (cetirizine) will not affect a woman's ability to become pregnant.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: ZyrtecD contains a decongestant which is a stimulant. I don't recommend your taking it. I firmly believe that pregnant women not take any medications, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, zyrtec (cetirizine) and claritin (loratadine) are safe in pregnancy. You might notice that the hives get worse, or even get better, during pregna ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Pregnancy category B. No known risk to fetus. Generic cetirizine is same, only less expensive. How well does it work? Some people with chronic hives n ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: You should ask your doctor. It can depend at what stage in your pregnancy or if you have other problems that could be affected by the antihistamine.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an approved medication for use in pregnancy for allergy symptoms.
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This class of medications is safe in pregnancy.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medication question: Both Acetaminophen and Cetirizine are ok to take during pregnancy. Congratulations!
A female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
Claritin (loratadine): we always recommend to avoid meds if possible, but if you have to Claritin (loratadine) should be ok
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