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I'm 10w pregnant & i've allergy that keeps getting worse sneezing itching ears & throat congestion & the pa told me i can take allegra (fexofenadine) ! is it safe?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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No Allegra (fexofenadine): Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are pregnancy category B medications which means that animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus. I frequently use these medications with my pregnant patients. Allegra (fexofenadine) is category C so I would avoid this medication and stick with the ones listed above. If concerned, talk to OB/GYN about specific medications.

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Cary, NC
A 26-year-old female asked:

I'm 10w pregnant & I've allergy that keeps getting worse sneezing itching ears & throat congestion & the PA prescribed allegra (fexofenadine) ! Is it safe? Daily?

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Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Allergies : Allergra or xyrtec are great options in pregnancy for allergies. Safe option.

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