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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

Dr. John Landi
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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


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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) for allergies, if you are exclusively breastfeeding?

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) for allergies, if you are exclusively breastfeeding?

Yes: This drug is safe with nursing. FYI...many drugs are not tested as such for breast milk concentration...but all evidence suggests a good safety profile in babies even as you as 3-6 months. So during nursing if you need to take it, it should be alright. This is what I recommend in practice. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) safe for breastfeeding?

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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How many hours after taking Claritin (loratadine) should pass to resume breastfeeding?

How many hours after taking Claritin (loratadine) should pass to resume breastfeeding?

Zero/none: You can take it while you are in the act of feeding, or whenever. So little of it goes across than it is one of the meds you can take without worrying about timing. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding can I take the non drowsy claritinn?

I'm breastfeeding can I take the non drowsy claritinn?

Yes, no "D": According to lactmed, a great resource for breastfeeding mothers, Claritin (loratadine) is compatible with breastfeeding. We need to consider the effects of the medication on you, the baby and your milk supply, so make sure the kind you get has no pseudoephedrine, which can decrease your milk supply (it's usually claritin-d"). Pregnancy risk for medications is not the same a breastfeeding risk. ...Read more

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Can you take loratadine 20mg?

Yes, but why ?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 50 mg of loratadine?

What happens if you take 50 mg of loratadine?

Don't do it!!!: 10 mg is the approved dose in the USA, Although the adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. Taking higher doses, will increase your chances of developing heart rhythm problems. High doses of Loratadine have increased the QT interval of some patients. See: http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2013/drugs-QT-invterval ...Read more

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Ok to take suphedrine PE and loratadine together?

Ok to take suphedrine PE and loratadine together?

Depends: if you cannot take pseudophed due to medical conditions then no. BUT CLARITIN D is a prepackaged form of that combination that is over the counter. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it is safe ...Read more

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Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Can you take loratadine and certrizine?

Rarely, yes.: In certain situations of severe allergy such as chronic urticaria, recurrent anaphylaxis or mast cell activation disorders, it would be recommended to take higher than normal doses antihistamines. Be sure you are consulting with your physician if normal daily doses of antihistamines are not helping you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

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