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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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I am pregnant, and as spring approaches, i’m not sure how to best manage my allergies. What’s safe to take?

I am pregnant, and as spring approaches, i’m not sure how to best manage my allergies. What’s safe to take?

Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec : Over the counter medications like claritin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec and allergra are safe to use in pregnancy. The mucous lining of the nose can be swollen in pregnancy which can make allergy symptoms worse. Otc nose sprays are also safe to use. There are a variety of prescription medications available as well. ...Read more

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How often can I take benedryl, for allergies every what hours if 7 months pregnant?

How often can I take benedryl, for allergies every what hours if 7 months pregnant?

Four: Diphenhydramine (generic of benadryl) 25 mg, 1 tab, every 4 hours, is the usual starting dose. If you are not controlled and not sedated you can increase to 2 tabs every 4 hours. A better alternative is Cetirizine 10 mg, 1 tab, once day. Studies show Cetirizine 10 mg, once a day is therapeutically equivalent to Diphenhydramine 25 mg, 3-4x/day with much less, if any, sedation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take allergy tablets while pregnant ?

Is it okay to take allergy tablets while pregnant ?

Only Some: All drugs are rated on a pregnancy safety category from A-D and X. Pretty much all drugs that are A or B are ok while pregnant. Zyrtec and Claratin and Xyzal (levocetirizine) are all category B. The others are not and so should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can I take a certain allergy pill while pregnant, 5 weeks?

Can I take a certain allergy pill while pregnant,  5 weeks?

Speak with your OB: While benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin (loratadine), & zyrtec (cetirizine) are all FDA category B medications & safe for 2nd & 3rd trimester, consider speaking with your OB/GYN for recommendation as you are only 5 weeks pregnant. Consider treating symptoms specifically (e.g. running nose with nasal saline) instead of using systemic medications like pills if possible. ...Read more

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

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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I take allegra (fexofenadine) for my allergies now im pregnant can I still take them?

I take allegra (fexofenadine) for my allergies now im pregnant can I still take them?

No: Allegra is a class c drug which means that it might cause harm to the baby. Class b drugs are a better choice as they are thought not to harm the pregnancy. Class b allergy medications include zyrtek, Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes most people sleepy). Nasal steroid sprays like Nasonex are usually considered safe. Call otis at 866-626-6847 for questions about drug safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more