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Can I Take Claritin For Allergies When 7 Months Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is it safe to take zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) while pregnant? I'm 37 years old, 6 weeks pregnant and have seasonal allergies.
Both : Both zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are classified by the fda (the U.S. Food and drug administration) as pregnancy category b drugs, meaning there is no known risk to pregnant women or their babies. So there is no evidence that either one is harmful. Let your OB doctor know all the drugs and supplements you are taking. Best wishes with your pregnancy and congratulations! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 12 weeks pregnant and Claritin (loratadine) is not touching me. history of premature membrane rupture at 27 weeks, what allergy meds can I take?
Several options: For pregnant patients with allergic rhinitis there are several options that start with the most benign to those that are cat b in pregnancy ( which means as best as we can tell the med is safe). Nasal saline then otc Nasalcrom and then nasal steroids ( only those that are cat b in pregnancy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more
They are safe meds: Claritin/allegra, available otc as generic loratadine/fexofenadine, are nonsedating antihistamines, often used for seasonal allergic rhinitis. They are relatively good medicines with low incidence of side effects. Also sold in combo with decongestant, -d (pseudoephedrine), for those having much trouble with nasal congestion. If u have trouble and these meds not adequate, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and zyrtec at night..Allergies are just that bad..
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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