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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Probably Safe: Guafenesin (mucinex) has some evidence of safety during breastfeeding while Cetirizine (zyrtec) has not been studied. Both are typically safe for use in children though so are unlikely to cause any issues. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more


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Is non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) ok to take whike breastfeeding?

Is non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) ok to take whike breastfeeding?

Yes: This is one of the best tolerated antihistamine preparations for breastfeeding.Transfer into milk is negligible as is effect on milk volume. ...Read more

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Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is having melatonin and zyrtec (cetirizine) okay?

Is having melatonin and zyrtec (cetirizine) okay?

Melatonin/Zyrtec: Hello, you can use both medications together. Remember that both these medications can be sedating so use them before sleep. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking singulair (montelukast) and alegra for allergies?

Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking singulair (montelukast) and alegra for allergies?

Alcohol: I would recommend that you not drink alcohol while on allegra. With singulair, (montelukast) the combination is less clear. If you can, not consuming alcohol is the safe way to go. ...Read more

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For children's allergies should you combine zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

For children's allergies should you combine zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Pick one: While both zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for treatment of allergies in children, it is rarely necessary to use both at the same time. In my experience, Claritin works for many and zyrtec works for most patients. While there is little harm to combining these, it doesn't add to the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) safe for breastfeeding?

Yes: Feel free to treat your allergies while breastfeeding. These is no problem with Claritin (loratadine) and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I take Pepcid and Claritin daily for reflux and allergies respectively. Nursing 7 month old. Okay?

I take Pepcid and Claritin daily for reflux and allergies respectively. Nursing 7 month old. Okay?

Safe: Pepcid (famotidine) is used in newborns in levels higher than would be found in breastmilk. It is safe. Claritin (loratadine) an antihistamine might alter breast milk flow. Consider instead using nasal steroid or nasal cromolyn (both over the counter). Both are safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine for allergies) and dayquil (cold/flu medicine) together?

Is it ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine for allergies) and dayquil (cold/flu medicine) together?

Depends: If you are taking plain zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine only) you can take dayquil, but you should not take nyquil which also contains an antihistamine. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d contains a decongestant and antihistamine so it should not be mixed with other meds such as dayquil. It is always important to read the ingredient labels of any over the counter medicines as many medicine contain the same or similar ingredients. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take allegra (fexofenadine) while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to take allegra (fexofenadine) while breastfeeding?

Basically ok: It has not been found any serious adverse effect in children who breastfed from women who take allegra (fexofenadine). It is a non sedating antihistaminic so should be ok. Studies have seen rare cases of mild irritability in babies but nothing serious. The only potential problem would be that in occasions it has been noticed to affect milk production. No evidence of anything serious so far. ...Read more

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Is accolate (zafirlukast) safe to take while pregnant and breastfeeding?

Pregnancy category B: Zafirlukast (accolate) has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Zafirlukast is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Zafirlukast is excreted into human milk. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I am breastfeeding and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) fir the allergies?

Is it okay if I am breastfeeding and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) fir the allergies?

Breast Feeding: Small, occasional doses of Diphenhydramine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply. This is taken from the drug and lactation database web site where you can search for drugs. Search for Diphenhydramine .Link: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read more

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I am taking regular allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours along with flonase and eye drops. Not getting much relief....is it safe to also take zyrtec d or sudafed d?

I am taking regular allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours along with flonase and eye drops.  Not getting much relief....is it safe to also take zyrtec d or sudafed d?

It is safe to take: sudafed,but not zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together-only 1 or the other. I would try zyrtec, it is stronger than allegra (fexofenadine). No decongestants if you have high blood pressure. No zyrtec D and sudafed together, as they both contain decongestants. Use zyrtec plain. ...Read more

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Can I take Zyrtec and Claritin together? Or can I take Zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to boost the Zyrtec? Will taking Mucinex DM along with Zyrtec help?

Can I take Zyrtec and Claritin together? Or can I take Zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to boost the Zyrtec?  Will taking Mucinex DM along with Zyrtec help?

See your doctor: If your allergies are not controlled with one med alone, stepping up to a different med like flonase, nasonex, etc., will likely help you more than taking two antihistamines. Zyrtec and Claritin will not help much at all if you have a cold and not allergies, though Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can dry up secretions somewhat. You can add Mucinex if you also have a cough. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Allegra (Definition)

Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more