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Can I Take Claritin While 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Clariti, breadtfeeds: Claritin is not among list of drugs contraindicated during breast feeding. Since caution should always be exercised by breast feeding mothers. it is gen wise to give a couple of hours after ingestion of non contra indicated medication to breast feeding to minimize any potential of effects. ...Read more
Yes, no "D": According to lactmed, a great resource for breastfeeding mothers, Claritin 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pseudoehedrine is generally considered safe during breadtfeeding and very likely most effective for cold symptoms. It has been shown to possible decrease milk production though, so drink lots of water or fluids to help. It should only be used for short term, which most colds are. Phenylephrine is definitely safe and no effect on milk supply, but no terribly effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, no "D": Most medications are compatible with breastfeeding. We need to consider the effect on the baby, the effect on you and the effect on the milk supply. The antihistamines have long been considered compatible with breastfeeding. The only caveat is the effect on the milk supply. The "d" in some preparations (like zyrtec d) is pseudoephedrine, which decreases milk supply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
FLONASE is SAFEST: According to the aap: sudafed & benedryl are excreted in breast milk but use is compatible with breastfeeding although may cause decreased milk production however these meds can cause lethargy/irritability. The safest meds are the nasal sprays: e.g. Flonase (generic) and others. The newer antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec/allegra) are not well studied but are appear to be safe in short term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Claritin, Zyrtec : Most antihistamines are safe in breast feeding. Best to use non-sedating ones like Claritin or clarinex. Or you can also use zyrtec. These last longer than benadryl. Recommend taking the medication immediately after breastfeeding and at your longest interval of feeding. Sedating antihistamines may cause your infant to be drowsy since a small amount passes through the breast milk. ...Read more
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