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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. Lynne Weixel
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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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What are side effects of taking Claritin (loratadine) d if you have ms?

What are side effects  of taking  Claritin (loratadine) d if you have ms?

No unique reaction: Unlikely that most medications will react differently in ms patients. However, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may make things worse, but not fully understood. One must be prudent in using any med that can affect the immune system to avoid adverse immune interactions. But Claritin is fine as are many other allergy meds, as this involves histamine. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between taking Claritin (loratadine) d and depression?

Is there a connection between taking Claritin (loratadine) d and depression?

No connection.: If your son is depressed, especially if he is depressed to the point, he wants to hurt himself, he needs help from a psychologist or psychiatrist or family doctor now not next week or next month. ...Read more

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After how many hours of taking claritin, can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

After how many hours of taking claritin, can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No wait necessary: While both are antihistamines, only Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make you drowsy. So as a "one-time" dose, there should not be any significant problems. ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil at night when i'm also taking Claritin (loratadine) and atarax?

Can I take nyquil at night when i'm also taking Claritin (loratadine) and atarax?

Claritin (loratadine) Not Atarax: You may combine nyquil & claritin (loratadine). The latter is a non-sedating antihistamine. Nyquil contains a sedating antihistamine & Atarax is another. Liquid formulations of nyquil contain a lot of alcohol. So if a drunken stupor is your goal you'll achieve it with nyquil & atarax. There are better & safer ways to treat your allergies. Skin testing is more cost-effective than immunocap & equally accurate. ...Read more

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I had a one month old baby and breastfeeding. When should I start taking pop pills?

I had a one month old baby and breastfeeding. When should I start taking pop pills?

Progesterone-only: The mini-pill (pop) is an oral contraceptive taken daily without any breaks. It's different to the combined pill as it only contains one hormone, thus it is a progestogen only pill ... It does not carry risk of thromboembolism; it does not inhibit lactation - so can use when breast feeding. ...Read more

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I no longer breastfeed and i'm stil taking the mini pill is this bad for me if i'm no longer breastfeeding?

No not bad: No it's not bad. It's almost as effective as combination pills. The main drawback is that there may be more irregular bleeding with the mini-pill. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start breastfeeding 2 weeks after baby when im taking a low dose of 40mg of sotalo once daily? thanks!!

Is it safe to start breastfeeding 2 weeks after baby when im taking a low dose of 40mg of sotalo once daily? thanks!!

Possible harm..: Sotalol is excreted in the breast milk. Adverse effects to the infant are possible. The manufacturer recommends discontinuing the drug or discontinuing the breast feeding. Discuss this with your Dr. whether the sotalol needs to be continued or whether breast feeding is an option for you. ...Read more

Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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