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Old 06-06-2005, 06:23 AM   #1
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Allergy medication during pregnancy

Although I will call my doctor in a bit I wanted to post here and get some input for everyone. Around June each year I get really bad allergies. I sneeze at least 500 times, my eyes swell, my throats closes my nose gets congested etc. Well, it has begun, I haven't slept in two days.
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have made it this far without taking any kind of medication but at this point I know I need something cause I can't sleep, I can't go outside and it's affecting me big time.
Is there any type of allergy medication that is safe during pregnancy? I live in the USA so if someone could give me suggestions I would greately appreciate it.
Thanks to all who respond.

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Old 06-06-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

I take prescription Allegra, and my doctor said it's fine to take during pregnancy. Since I have the Rx, it's all I use, so I can't comment about any OTC meds or any other Rx.

Old 06-06-2005, 08:04 AM   #3
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Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

I was given a sheet from the Dr., I don't have it with me but I know Sudafed was on it!! I actually have really bad allergies that will go into a sinus infection 2 to 3 times a year, until I started using Flonase (prior to pregnancy) but I used it my entire pregnancy w/ my Dear Son (who will be 1 this month) And did fine, I still got 1 sinus infection, but it was later on in pregnancy. Good luck, allergy season can be ruff.
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:17 AM   #4
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Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

I have severe allergies to preservatives, which are in just about every single pre packaged food item you can think of, so I take Zyrtec 10 mg. I dont really have a choice, but my perinatologist said it is okay. Hope that helps.


Old 06-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #5
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Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

I live in Canada and we have a 24 hour medical info line. When I visited my parents a few weeks ago I had bad allergies to thier cat and called the health line. I can't recall for sure but, I think they said Benedryl and Clor Tripolon are safe. I asked the pharmasist at the local drugstore to confirm it before I bought any, just to be safe...I know how you feel though...I'm not sure if I am sick with a sinus cold right now or have bad allergies, but I am having a heck of a time sleeping let alone breathing. I blow my nose and before I even make it to the garbage can to throw out the kleenex my nose is just as stuffed up again!

Old 06-09-2005, 10:12 AM   #6
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Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

My doc called back and said Claritin was ok to take. I tried to avoid taking anything but the lack of sleep and swelling have been unbearable.
I am still scared that I'm taking it, I worry so much that it could hurt the baby.
Anyone else take Claritin for allergies?

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