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Can I take an alergy medicine with a decongestant such as zytec d while in myfirst trimester of pregnancy?

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Dr. Joseph Perez
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Medications are generally discouraged during the first trimester as there is a lack of human studies.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a class b drug in pregnancy which means that there are some animal studies that demonstrate safety but no human studies. Pseudoephedrine is a class c drug which means that safety has not been demonstrated in animals nor humans. So the answer is it depends on your risk tolerance and sx.

In brief: It depends

Medications are generally discouraged during the first trimester as there is a lack of human studies.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a class b drug in pregnancy which means that there are some animal studies that demonstrate safety but no human studies. Pseudoephedrine is a class c drug which means that safety has not been demonstrated in animals nor humans. So the answer is it depends on your risk tolerance and sx.
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Dr. Bret Lewis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

We have no evidence that zyrtec (cetirizine) or Pseudoephedrine causes any harm in pregnancy so i counsel my patients that it is generally felt to be safe.

In brief: Yes

We have no evidence that zyrtec (cetirizine) or Pseudoephedrine causes any harm in pregnancy so i counsel my patients that it is generally felt to be safe.
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yep

There is no evidence of birth defects with these meds.
It's not good to have your head impacted w/ congestion. Be careful but over the counter meds r generally safe( nsaids after 32 weeks are cat d, like aleve, (naproxen) motrin) lest the companies that sold them would be out of business if birth defects or miscarriages were occurring. As advised be judicous but it's not healthy to have uncontrolled aller.

In brief: Yep

There is no evidence of birth defects with these meds.
It's not good to have your head impacted w/ congestion. Be careful but over the counter meds r generally safe( nsaids after 32 weeks are cat d, like aleve, (naproxen) motrin) lest the companies that sold them would be out of business if birth defects or miscarriages were occurring. As advised be judicous but it's not healthy to have uncontrolled aller.
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