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Had a miscarriage. Still need to take prenatals for 6 weeks. Throat is dry and I think its from my seasonal allergies. Can I take Claritin (loratadine) or zirtec?

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Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
3 doctors agree

In brief: Zyrt/Clar ok to use

You can use Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec (antihistamine) however a dry throat may not necessarily be a symtom of allergies.
Antihistamine and other medications can cause further dryness. Make sure you keep hydrated after miscarriage as you would have had significant blood loss. Salt water rinses sometimes can soothe a sore or irritated throat.

In brief: Zyrt/Clar ok to use

You can use Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec (antihistamine) however a dry throat may not necessarily be a symtom of allergies.
Antihistamine and other medications can cause further dryness. Make sure you keep hydrated after miscarriage as you would have had significant blood loss. Salt water rinses sometimes can soothe a sore or irritated throat.
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
If you were under anesthesia for a D&C after your miscarriage, your throat will be sore from the tube used to breathe for you during surgery, so the salt water is definitely a good idea.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Either Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec is safe to take with pre-natal vitamins.
Zyrtec may cause drowsiness; so be careful with driving or operating machinery. Gargling with warm salt water may help with the throat dryness as will sucking on lemon drops (sugar-free if you're diabetic).

In brief: Yes

Either Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec is safe to take with pre-natal vitamins.
Zyrtec may cause drowsiness; so be careful with driving or operating machinery. Gargling with warm salt water may help with the throat dryness as will sucking on lemon drops (sugar-free if you're diabetic).
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