A 33-year-old female asked:
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i take a much needed daily zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. is it safe to continue to take it if i try to or do get pregnant?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is class b. It means that it has been proven through research that is does not cause any fetal harm.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cat B: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a category b medicine for pregnancy. Which means that, in animal studies, there is no evidence or very little evidence of problems with use in pregnancy.
Answered on Aug 7, 2012

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