Can I take allergy meds while breastfeeding?

Most allergy medication are considered safe for use while breastfeeding and will not impact your milk supply.

What can you take for allergies while breastfeeding?

Cold and allergy meds that are safe while breastfeeding include: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the preferred antihistamine when breastfeeding. Other antihistamines are also considered safe but do not have as much research to support this. These include Allegra Claritin, and Xyzal.

Can I take allergy tablets while breastfeeding?

Loratadine or cetirizine are usually OK to take while breastfeeding.

Why does Zyrtec say not recommended for breastfeeding?

However, caution is advised for cetirizine use while breastfeeding due to the theoretical risk of CNS depression based on limited human data and risk of decreased milk production.

Can you take Claritin when breastfeeding?

Fortunately, you can safely take Claritin while breastfeeding. Claritin is an antihistamine, which passes through breast milk in such a low quantity that it won’t hurt your baby.

Will Zyrtec dry up breast milk?

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.

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Is Benadryl OK during breastfeeding?

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.

Can I take allergy medicine with Covid 19?

There is no data that continuing these allergy and asthma medications will have any effect on increasing your risk of getting the COVID-19 infection or if you get the infection, lead to a worse outcome.

Can breastfeeding make seasonal allergies worse?

Allergies CANNOT be transmitted through breast milk, so you don’t have to worry about your baby catching allergy symptoms or developing an allergy to something you’re allergic to due to breastfeeding.

Can you take Tylenol Sinus while breastfeeding?

Acetaminophen, the medicine found in Tylenol, has been well studied in breastfeeding moms. Very small amounts of the drug pass into the breastmilk, but it’s not enough that it affects the baby, and it doesn’t affect your milk supply.

What antihistamines can I take while breastfeeding?

Non-sedating antihistamines are the preferred choice for a breastfeeding mother:

  • Loratadine (Clarityn®) (Powell 2007, Hilbert 1997),
  • Cetirizine (Zirtek®, BecoAllergy®, Piriteze®, Benadryl®) reaches low levels in breastmilk and is recommended by the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Powell 2007)

Which is better for seasonal allergies Zyrtec or Claritin?

Zyrtec has a quicker onset of action compared to Claritin and may be more effective than Claritin in reducing allergy symptoms, according to one clinical trial. However, cetirizine, the active ingredient of Zyrtec, has been shown to produce more drowsiness than loratadine.

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Is cepacol safe while breastfeeding?

Benzocaine cough drops or lozenges (with or without menthol) are an excellent choice for cough relief in breastfeeding mothers. Common trade names: Cepacol.

Is Zyrtec safe while pregnant?

Many allergy drugs may be fine to keep taking during pregnancy, but have the discussion so you can have peace of mind. Oral antihistamines, like cetirizine (Zyrtec), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), fexofenadine (Allegra), and loratadine (Claritin) seem to be safe.