Doctor insights on:
Can You Take Zyrtec While 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
I take Zyrtec once a day everyday for chronic hives. I'm pregnant now, can I continue to take it? Thanks!
Yes: Pregnancy category B. No known risk to fetus. Generic cetirizine is same, only less expensive. How well does it work? Some people with chronic hives need 2 or 3 a day for control. There is a good chance it will go away in the future. Most chronic urticaria is autoimmune and not allergy. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and normally I would take zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies, is this a medicine I can still take while pregnant?
I take a much needed daily zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. Is it safe to continue to take it if I try to or do get pregnant?
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 (diphenhydramine) @ 8p?
I took zyrtec about 6 hours ago. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now? I am 29 weeks pregnant. Allergies are too great for me to handle.
I took a Claritin (loratadine) last night and it didn't help at all. I am severely congested and 19 weeks pregnant. Can I take Zyrtec or Allegra now or wait?
Neither would help: Oral antihistamines do not provide decongestion so it would not have mattered. You may try a nasal steroid but there is only one which is considered category B for pregnancy and requires a Rx. Do note that you may also have vasomotor rhinitis associated with pregnancy and this may or may not respond to the usual medications. See doctor. ...Read more
I'm about 5 weeks pregnant, and im really congested. What should I take? I'm 18yrs old. Have seasonal allergys. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) not sure if I should be taking that either though.
Is it safe to take zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) while pregnant? I'm 37 years old, 6 weeks pregnant and have seasonal allergies.
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 more
I am pregnant and having a severe bout of allergies im 21 weeks and have already taken zyrtec (cetirizine) and tylonal sinus today. Can I take benedryl before bed?
Do you know if it is ok to continue taking singulair (montelukast)? What about Proventil or a nebulizer? I also take zyrtec but unfortunately I'm miserable without Zyrtec. I'm 5.5 weeks pregnant.
Treat the cause: Instead of all these meds did you know that you could treat the cause of asthma and sinuses etc and then you may not need these meds. Usually causes are environmental and nutritional. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how to treat the cause. If interested you can make samina naqshbandi appointment for consultation ...Read more
Stuffy nose and my OB said it might be due to allergies. I've never had allergies before. 25 weeks pregnant, and was told it was safe to take zyrtec. Will it help for nasal congestion? Is it drowsy?
Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) while pregnant? If not, what can I take to ease my allergies (sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose)?
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
I am 28w pregnant and I took a Claritin (loratadine) this morning at about 9:15 and I forgot I took it then took Zyrtec at 2:30. Should I be concerned?
Can taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d daily affect a pregnant test result? Is allergy med safe for pregnant women?
Not that I'm aware: I've not heard of zyrtec (cetirizine) d causing a pregnancy test issue. Regarding allergy meds in pregnancy, I generally avoid allergy meds that have a decongestant. So, regular zyrtec (cetirizine) would be preferred over zyrtec (cetirizine) d. Some antihistamines can be used in pregnancy for allergies. Benedryl is fine. However, without knowing your other meds, you should alert your OB what you are taking. ...Read more
I am 18w pregnant. Taking zyrtec-d daily whole pregnancy. Now I read it's not good. Doc told me it was fine. Is my baby ok?!?
I think I accidentally took Zyrtec (cetirizine) today. One this morning and one this evening. I am 9 weeks pregnant and concerned.
Likely ok: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is considered reasonably safe for pregnancy and will unlikely impact the fetus in a bad way. I would not worry too much about it but do realize that during pregnancy, the you should minimize and scrutinize your medications more carefully especially in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more
Usually no: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is rated by the food and drug admistration as category b in pregnancy. Animal reproductive studies have not demonstrated a risk. There have not been well controlled human studies in pregnancy to prove safety in humans (very few medications have been proven safe in controlled studies in pregnancy as few such studies are ever done). Avoid zyrtec (cetirizine) d in the first trimester. ...Read more
I'm about 8weeks pregnant. My doctor advised me to use Nasonex (mometasone) and Zyrtec to help alieviate symptoms of allergies I'm experiencing. Can I use Flonase instead of the Nasonex (mometasone)?
I'm 26 weeks pregnant, I broke out in hives last week, will a lot of benedryl/ zyrtec and cortizone (hydrocortisone) creams affect my unborn baby? My hives burn...
Probably not: Zyrtec is a class b (very safe), Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is category c (safe). Odds are that your baby will be fine. However, simple hives usually itch, not burn. If you need to use a lot of medication without getting adequate relief, go see your obstetrician and/or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Dermatographia is hive-like skin lesion that occurs after you scratch your skin. Those skin lesions usually last for about 30 minutes. You don't need to take medications except when you are symptomatic or the hives does not resolve. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is pregnancy category b meaning animal studies showing it is safe in pregnancy but we don't have human data. You can take zyrtec (cetirizine) if needed. ...Read more
Can I take an alergy medicine with a decongestant such as zytec d while in myfirst trimester of pregnancy?
It depends: Medications are generally discouraged during the first trimester as there is a lack of human studies. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a class b drug in pregnancy which means that there are some animal studies that demonstrate safety but no human studies. Pseudoephedrine is a class c drug which means that safety has not been demonstrated in animals nor humans. So the answer is it depends on your risk tolerance and sx. ...Read more