Pregnancy Issues for Allergies

Nursing (Breastfeeding) Issues for Allergies

Drugs for hay fever and allergies

  • Some antihistamines can cause sleepiness and should be used with caution. Loratadine (Claratyne), cetirizine (Zyrtec) and fexofenadine (Telfast) do not cause sleepiness in small doses. Loratadine (Claratyne) and cetirizine (Zyrtec) are preferred.
  • Nasal sprays such as budesonide (Rhinocort) and beclomethasone (Aldecin and Beconase) are often safe to use. These may be prescribed by your doctor if needed.

Source: Queensland Health1

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  1. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 8/ 31/ 217/ breastfeeding-and-drugs

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