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.
Presumed Safe. There is no evidence of risk taking this medication in 3rd trimester. Though no direct experimental evidence has been checked in pregnant women, it is still considered safe and is a class b drug during pregnancy.

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I'm 12 weeks pregnant and Claritin (loratadine) is not touching me. History of premature membrane rupture at 27 weeks, what allergy meds can I take?

Ask. Always best to ask, but usually Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is allowed by OB doctors. There are also prescription nasal sprays that are available. Read more...
Several options. For pregnant patients with allergic rhinitis there are several options that start with the most benign to those that are cat b in pregnancy ( which means as best as we can tell the med is safe). Nasal saline then otc Nasalcrom and then nasal steroids ( only those that are cat b in pregnancy). Read more...

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...

How often should I take Claritin (loratadine) for my allergies?

Depends. Claritin (loratadine) 10 mg is dosed once a day. To get the best results, it should be taken before the allergy season begins and before a known allergen exposure (such as going to a home with a cat if you are cat allergic). Claritin also comes in a combination with a decongestant (pseudoephedrine), called Claritin d24 (taken once a day) and Claritin d12 (taken twice a day about 12 hours apart). Read more...