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Anything wrong with the zyrtec (cetirizine) allergy medicine in pregnancy?

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Dr. David Shulan
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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