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How many hours after taking Claritin (loratadine) should pass to resume breastfeeding?

How many hours after taking Claritin (loratadine) should pass to resume breastfeeding?

Zero/none: You can take it while you are in the act of feeding, or whenever. So little of it goes across than it is one of the meds you can take without worrying about timing. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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Claritin (loratadine) safe for breastfeeding?

Claritin (loratadine) safe for breastfeeding?

Yes: Feel free to treat your allergies while breastfeeding. These is no problem with Claritin (loratadine) and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) ok to take whike breastfeeding?

Is non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) ok to take whike breastfeeding?

Yes: This is one of the best tolerated antihistamine preparations for breastfeeding.Transfer into milk is negligible as is effect on milk volume. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) for allergies, if you are exclusively breastfeeding?

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) for allergies, if you are exclusively 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 more

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I'm breastfeeding can I take the non drowsy claritinn?

I'm breastfeeding can I take the non drowsy claritinn?

Yes, no "D": According to lactmed, a great resource for breastfeeding mothers, Claritin (loratadine) 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 more

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Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more

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Can I take loratadine before taking azelastine and flonase?

Can I take loratadine before taking azelastine and flonase?

Unnecessary.: Azelastine is an antihistamine, just like Loratidine. So I don't think you'd need the both. The two nasal sprays should be sufficient to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking claritin?

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking claritin?

Yes: There is no interaction. Since Claritin does not cause drowsiness side effects should not be a problem. However, if Claritin is not solving the problem (hives or nasal allergies), alternatives such as Allegra or zyrtec should be considered. ...Read more

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How long after taking Xanax (alprazolam) can you resume breastfeeding?

How long after taking Xanax (alprazolam) can you resume breastfeeding?

A few days: I guess I would ask if you were on Xanax (alprazolam) while you were pregnant, since it is a class D drug and not recommended in pregnancy. It can be switched to other benzos such as Ativan or Serax (lorazepam and oxazepam). It is a short-acting drug which does not accumulate in fat, so it it is gone within 72 hours. You can also talk to your prescriber about Clonazepam as a substitute if it is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

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