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Apache Junction, AZ
A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm 17weeks pregnant &have bad allergies. can i take equate allergy relief contains cetirizine hydrochloride. would it reduce my breast milk.

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Check wiht OB: While in general Cetirizine is ok to take during pregnancy, you should really as a rule discuss all medicines you take during pregnancy with your ob, whether they be prescription or over-the-counter. And yes, it can reduce your milk production, but that is only if you are taking it when you are actually nursing, so that is not really a concern at 17 weeks gestation. Breath easy!
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