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Is it safe to take astelin (azelastine) pregnant or breastfeeding?
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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is a pregnancy category b drug, meaning generally considered safe in pregnancy.
However, it is listed as possibly unsafe for lactation.

In brief: Yes
It is a pregnancy category b drug, meaning generally considered safe in pregnancy.
However, it is listed as possibly unsafe for lactation.
Dr. Caren Reaves
Dr. Caren Reaves
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Probably safe
As a category c drug, it has not been found in human studies to cause problems with fetal development but not enough data is present to classify it in a safer category.
During lactation, levels are unlikely to cause problems but it may impart a bitter taste & lead to rejection of the milk. See: hall t ;medications and mothers milk, 15 ed.2012, p116.

In brief: Probably safe
As a category c drug, it has not been found in human studies to cause problems with fetal development but not enough data is present to classify it in a safer category.
During lactation, levels are unlikely to cause problems but it may impart a bitter taste & lead to rejection of the milk. See: hall t ;medications and mothers milk, 15 ed.2012, p116.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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