Zyrtec and pregnancy safe

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ccc United States FDA Pharmaceutical Pregnancy Categories*** Pregnancy Category A Adequate and well-controlled human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
I'm in my third trimester and am dying from the ragweed and my doc. said zyrtec is completely safe to take. Anyone have any experience with this? I'm still nervous about taking it but I also can hardly breathe so I guess the benefits outweigh the risks since little guy does need oxygen. Let me know if you've taken it or if your doc has said anything about it! Thanks!
Has all the grades for every med imaginable and why they have that grade (A is 100% safe, B is questionable, C and below you stay away from). Tells you the tests they did to determine the grade etc. I will look them up and let you know. Also let me know any other's you wish me to look up.
I want to start a family but holding off due to Allegra not being safe. Please let me know if someone has a better altervative. I tried Zyrtec but it is not as effective as Allegra.
i have asthma and mine got worse when i got pregnant and i take proventil and i take pulmicort and zyrtec for allergies. I am supposed to take a nasal inhaler...flonase too but i dont..i figure I am on enough stuff..no matter what they say...i just know its important to be able to breathe so your baby is breathing. and i think most of the things out there are in the B category which means studies really havent been done but its considered pretty safe from animal studies.
hello ladies! I am new to this site,(well actually I have been reading the comments for about 2 months now) but this is my first time writing. I have to say that all you people are great! Here is my question. After 3 losses, I am now 14 weeks pregnant,(yeah! my farthest prenancy so far) I suffer from allergies and was wondering if any of you know if there any "safe" meds to take for allergies. Your comments are greatly appreciated.
my son is 3mths old and i took pulmicort and albuterol and zyrtec the whole entire pregnancy. It is more important for you to breath so the baby gets air. My son is fine and my asthma wasnt too bad during pregnancy, thank god. good luck.
3) Is BID dosing of Zyrtec safe in pregnancy? I know it is safe during pregnancy but I think most people who are pregnant are using it PRN, not QD or BID. Without the Zyrtec, my hives are not only unbearable but they also start to present in my throat, mouth and on my lips, so going without it is not really an option for me.
Although it is a category B drug that has not had thorough testing and cannot be labeled as completely safe, it SEEMS safe. I was really worried about taking it, but the emotional effects on my family were also severe. I couldn't stand being around my 4 year old, who is a quiet and well behaved little girl. Since I was nervous I asked questions and did research.
I take zyrtec and it is available otc now. I took this during my pregnancy w/ my son and now with ds #2 i am taking it as well. I have asthma and this has kept my allergies under control and my asthma has been pretty good too. benadryl makes me tired and does nothing for me. I need something that i can take everyday.
Antihistamines like benadryl and other allergy meds like zyrtec and claritin are considered safe as well. If you have any concerns, just call your docs office and ask the nurse what your particular doctor recommends.
Phenylephrine is not safe in pregnancy. You can take benadryl, claritin, or zyrtec. The best and safest choice is the Nettie pot which is just a saline rinse.
I encourage all of you to have your doctors find this article. Currently, I am stepping down off of the Adderall (not safe during pregnancy), and modifying my medications. I have a high-risk OBGYN who is willing to work with Dr. Grubb, my husband and I, and our future little one. According to both my OBGYN and my cardiologist, there is no reason to avoid pregnancy and it is a workable situation. I wish all of you luck. I know it is incredibly frustrating and discouraging.
Because my asthma is so bad, I still had to take the prednisone, albuterol in the nebulizer, the rescue inhaler and zyrtec. My baby girl came out healthy with all her fingers and toes, and smart. I breast fed for about 6 weeks, not the best idea because it seemed like my baby never slept because of the prednisone. I'm not saying that taking meds and having a baby at the same time is a good thing, but it did work out ok for me.
i take zyrtec and have since the beginning of my pregnancy. I also have asthma and use an inhaler. after 3mths into my pregnancy my asthma got worse and now i also use pulmicort a corticosteroid inhaler. but you have to breathe so the baby can so it essential to make sure you can breathe at 100%...
Hello, Your symptoms are suggestive of pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP). It is characterized by small red bumps and hives, and when severe, the bumps form large patches. This rash usually develops on the abdomen, and spreads to the thighs, buttocks, breasts and arms. Anti-itching topical medications, antihistamines and topical corticosteroids can be used to control the itching.
So, is Claritin-D or Zrytec-D bad for pregnancy?
My doctor would not let me take Claritin even though that is what I normally used he said that new documents showed an increase of the baby's heart rate while taking claritin. The doc could be wrong but I would ask your dr about this. He put me on Zyrtec.
I'm suffering from a scratchy throat, thick mucous, mild headache and post nasal drip. Is Mucinex safe to take? What other relief measures have worked for you?
Hi, An OBG specialist of all the doctors on board would take special care in prescribing medication which are safe during pregnancy and cause no untoward effects on the baby. Virlix is cetrizine and you can take it for your symptoms. You should in addition, follow up with your doctor regularly and get all routine investigations done as and when required. Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts. Hope this helps. Regards.
benadryl and claratin are both safe.
also Claritin i believe and a nasal spray Rhinocort. Rhinocort and Zyrtec are both precription but Claritin is not. Make sure your OB or doctor is aware that you are taking medicine..
My OB said I can take Benedryl, Claritin or Zyrtec (I am allergic to Claritin and Zyrtec gives me headaches so am taking Benedryl). Allegedly, Chlor-trimeton is safe until the 3rd trimester (that is what I usually take) but I decided it is better safe and sleepy with Benedryl :) My nurses' drug book lists them all as Pregnancy Category B, the same as Tylenol. Springtime in NE Oklahoma is probably as bad are Arkansas :) We've also had high winds and a lot of fires so you have my sympathy.
Hi, I am in my week 6 and having lots of allergies, specially in the morning when I wake up. I Sneeze a lot and my nose is always congested. When I blow my nose I get some mucus but only in the morning. I am not taking any medication for the same and I hope this won't have any bad effect on the baby. I use vicks vaporub for this. Anybosy has any solution to this? I don't want to take claritin or zyrtec or anything like that. Something natural would be great.
I had PUPPS in my 3rd trimester of my first pregnancy and i did have it in my belly.
At the very least keep your physician in the loop. I am a nurse and personally I would only feel safe taking tylenol and tums during pregnancy without my physicians knowabouts. I would rather err on the side of caution.
My doc okayed zyrtec with my last pregnancy and with my current pregnancy
i just talked to my doc on Friday about taking benedryl and anti topical creams and he said benedryl is perfectly safe but he didn't say how long it can be taken and topical creams are ok and safe to use and do not absorb into the blood stream and he also so some steroid creams are safe as long as they are 1%. Hope this helps.
Its safe hun my best friend had it n others if it wasn't they wouldn't offer it x
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