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Is Claritin (loratadine) d safe to take if pregnant?

Is Claritin (loratadine) d safe to take if pregnant?

Pregnancy Category C: There 5 categories: a, b, c, d, and x. A being safe. B known to be safe by animal studies/results, and some human studies showing same. C --use with caution as animal studies=no risk, but human study not available. D=high risk, use only in emergency. X=definite risk--do not use. If u are in your second trimester, it is likely ok to use for short time. Consult doc. Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is it ok to take tyenol and Claritin (loratadine) together while pregnant?

Is it ok to take tyenol and Claritin (loratadine) together while pregnant?

It is ok but: but check with your Obstetrician before you take it. Some of the Ob's is against of taking any medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tyelnol and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time while pregnant.

Is it ok to take tyelnol and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time while pregnant.

Yes: This is just fine just be careful about how much tylenol (acetaminophen) you get and don't exceed the maximal daily dose. ...Read more

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Can i take Claritin and Mucinex together while pregnant? Hello, I am 5 months pregnant and i took Claritin and Mucinex together. I took Claritin at 9:00pm and Mucinex at 12:30am. I really need to know if i hurt my baby? I am scared and don't know if i h

Can i take Claritin and Mucinex together while pregnant? Hello, I am 5 months pregnant and i took Claritin and Mucinex together. I took Claritin at 9:00pm and Mucinex at 12:30am. I really need to know if i hurt my baby? I am scared and don't know if i h

I : I can understand your fear, however the best thing for you and your baby is for you to relax and move on from here. The likelihood that any damage was done to your baby is very slim. Claritin is considered a pregnancy category b drug; this means that animal studies have not shown any risk to a fetus, therefore doctors consider drugs in this category to be considered safe and prescribe them all the time. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is considered a class c drug which means that animal studies have shown adverse effect on the fetus, however these are usually an issue when a large amount of the drug is used or the drug is used over an extended period of time. Regardless, many doctors prescribe drugs in this category because the benefits from use outweigh any potential risk to the fetus. Also keep in mind that these studies are usually in fetus that are very early (first trimester). At 5 months all your baby's major organs are developed and should not be affected by a class c drug. Lastly, i used category c drugs while pregnant as well as given them to my patients, and I have not seen one bad outcome from it. Your baby will be just fine. If you ever want to know which medications you can take don't hesitate to contact your doctor. Best of luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) for allergies when 7 months pregnant?

Yes: Claratin is pregnancy cat b, probably safe. Always be wary of any drugs in pregnancy and clear them with your OB first. ...Read more

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Stuffy ears while pregnant, can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Stuffy ears while pregnant, can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Yes, but...: Claritin is an antihistamine and while effective for relief of itching, sneezing, runny nose and hives, it may not have a significant effect on nasal congestion and ear plugging/popping. Your ob/gyn will recommend something more effective than claritin. ...Read more

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Claritin (Definition)

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