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Can i take zyrtec while pregnant? If not, what can i take to ease my allergies (sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose)?

Can i take zyrtec while pregnant?  If not, what can i take to ease my allergies (sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose)?

Confirm: I would suggest a saline rinse for nose and eyes. It should be safe, but please check with your local pharmacy and OB. They have up to date computerized information. Using a HEPA filter at home and avoiding triggers will also help. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Can i get pregnant if i take one zyrtec everyday?

Can i get pregnant if i take one zyrtec everyday?

Yes: Antihistamines including zyrtec (cetirizine) will not affect a woman's ability to become pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and normally i would take zyrtec for my allergies, is this a medicine i can still take while pregnant?

I'm pregnant and normally i would take zyrtec for my allergies, is this a medicine i can still take while pregnant?

Depends: You should ask your doctor. It can depend at what stage in your pregnancy or if you have other problems that could be affected by the antihistamine. ...Read more

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I take a much needed daily zyrtec for allergies. Is it safe to continue to take it if I try to or do get pregnant?

I take a much needed daily zyrtec for allergies. Is it safe to continue to take it if I try to or do get  pregnant?

Cat B: Zyrtec is a category b medicine for pregnancy. Which means that, in animal studies, there is no evidence or very little evidence of problems with use in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and took my otc zyrtec this morning. Now my nose is stopped up, is it safe to go ahead and take a dose of benadryl @ 8p?

I am pregnant and took my otc zyrtec this morning.  Now my nose is stopped up, is it safe to go ahead and take a dose of benadryl @ 8p?

Yes but: Neither Zyrtec nor Benadryl are expected to help for a stopped up nose. Runny nose, yes. There are other options that are also relatively safe to take during pregnancy. Nasal saline is a non-medicine option that has helped many. ...Read more

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I took zyrtec about 6 hours ago. Can i take Benadryl now? I am 29 weeks pregnant. Allergies are too great for me to handle.

I took zyrtec about 6 hours ago. Can i take Benadryl now? I am 29 weeks pregnant. Allergies are too great for me to handle.

Yes: Both of these medications are safe in pregnancy. Hope you feel better soon. Can try some nasal saline drops as well. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is an over the counter antihistamine medication used to treat itching, hives ...Read more


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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under ...Read more