What antihistamine is safe while breastfeeding?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the preferred antihistamine when breastfeeding. Other second-generation antihistamines are also considered safe, but do not have as much research to support their use. These include Allegra (fexofenadine), Claritin (loratidine), and Xyzal (levocetirizine).
Do antihistamines affect breast milk production?
Antihistamines may cause a reduction in serum prolactin but this probably has no effect on breast milk production where lactation is established, and when the doses used are low. However, cyproheptadine should be avoided because of the evidence that is available for interference with breast milk production.
What is the safest antihistamine during pregnancy?
To conclude first generation antihistamines such as chlorpheniramine, hydroxyzine, and dexchlorpheniramine are the safest among antihistamines to be used in pregnancy.
Does cetirizine decrease milk supply?
There is no evidence that the minimal anti-cholinergic effects of cetirizine have any effect on production of breast milk. There is likewise no evidence of negative effects of cetirizine on the breast feeding infant.
Is it OK to take cetirizine while breastfeeding?
Loratadine or cetirizine are the antihistamine tablets recommended if you’re breastfeeding. They can have different brand names, so speak to your pharmacist for advice.
Can I take Claritin while breastfeeding?
The ingredients of Claritin, Claritin-D, Clarinex, Allegra, Allegra-D, and Zyrtec are generally regarded to be compatible with breastfeeding (again – always double-check the active ingredients). Loratadine (Claritin) has been studied and the amount of loratadine that passes into breastmilk is extremely low.
Can I breastfeed if I take Benadryl?
Benadryl is used to temporarily relieve the symptoms of allergies, hay fever, or the common cold. It’s generally safe to use. However, Benadryl can pass through breast milk and affect your child. So, it’s not the best choice if you’re breastfeeding.
Is it safe to take antihistamines when pregnant?
Most people can safely take antihistamines. But speak to a pharmacist or GP for advice if you: are pregnant – read about taking hay fever medicines in pregnancy. are breastfeeding – read about taking hay fever medicines while breastfeeding.
Is cetirizine hydrochloride safe in pregnancy?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Cetirizine can be used in pregnancy. There is no good evidence that it causes harm to the baby. However, other antihistamines such as loratadine may be recommended as there is more information about its use in pregnancy.
Can a pregnant woman take antihistamine?
There are several different types of antihistamines available including loratadine and cetirizine. Neither of these antihistamines cause drowsiness, and they are both considered safe to take in pregnancy when necessary.