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Allergy meds while breastfeeding

Is it ok to take Claritin or Zyrtec while breastfeeding?

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MyKyRa07

Asked by MyKyRa07 at 11:56 AM on Mar. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Zyrtec is a yes. Not sure about Claratin.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Yes to both. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT  Claritin (loratadine) is recommended over Zyrtec (cetirizine) as it does not have the sedative affect Zyrtec can.  I have taken both Zyrtec and a stronger form of Zyrtec before while nursing; DD gets drowsy so I try not to take them often.

    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 1:04 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • my doc said no clairatin while breastfeeding and so did the pharmacist. dont know about zyrtec tho. just ask the pharmacist
    candlefire22

    Answer by candlefire22 at 1:28 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Yes. Try to stay away from the "D" versions, though, as they MAY lower supply.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:12 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

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