Loratadine or cetirizine are the antihistamine tablets recommended if you’re breastfeeding.
What antihistamine is safe while breastfeeding?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the preferred antihistamine when breastfeeding. Other second-generation antihistamines are also considered safe, but do not have as much research to support their use. These include Allegra (fexofenadine), Claritin (loratidine), and Xyzal (levocetirizine).
Why is Zyrtec not recommended while 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 I take Piriton when breastfeeding?
Chlorpheniramine (Piriton®) is safe if you are not affected by drowsiness. Watch that your baby doesn’t get drowsy and miss feeds, particularly overnight and be cautious with co-sleeping.
Is OK to take Benadryl while 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.
Will an antihistamine 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. However, cyproheptadine should be avoided because of the evidence that is available for interference with breast milk production.
Can I still breastfeed if I have an allergic reaction?
If you have allergies on either side of the family, it may be beneficial to avoid the foods you or your baby’s father are sensitive to, while you are breastfeeding. It is also helpful to breastfeed frequently.
Does Zyrtec affect milk supply?
Certain medications decrease milk supply, including medications containing pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Zyrtec D, others).
Is Zyrtec R safe while breastfeeding?
The ingredients in Zyrtec®-R can pass into breast milk.
Is it better to take Zyrtec in the morning or night?
Cetirizine can be taken at any time of the day. In most people it is non-sedating, so they take it in the morning. However, a percentage of people do find it to be sedating so if it does make you drowsy it is best to take it in the evening. Cetirizine can be taken with or without food.
Is Piriton good for anxiety?
Chlorpheniramine (often sold under the name Piriton, for hayfever) is a similar kind of antihistamine to diphenhydramine, and it probably has similar anti-anxiety properties, having been the root molecule for the original experimental SSRI, zimelidine [2,18].
How long do the effects of Piriton last?
Chlorphenamine is well absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract, following oral administration. The effects develop within 30 minutes, are maximal within 1 to 2 hours and last 4 to 6 hours. The plasma half-life has been estimated to be 12 to 15 hours.
What are the side effects of Piriton?
Common side effects
- feeling sleepy during the daytime.
- feeling sick (nausea)
- feeling dizzy or difficulty concentrating.
- dry mouth.
- blurred vision.
What can I take for sleep while breastfeeding?
Warm milk. Warm milk before bedtime is a traditional remedy for insomnia. Milk, like many sources of protein, contains the amino acid L-tryptophan. Tryptophan raises the level of serotonin in the brain, which may help make you sleepy.
How long does Benadryl affect breastmilk?
Maternal Levels. One old study that used a biologic assay system reported that after a 100 mg intramuscular dose of diphenhydramine in four women, drug levels in milk were undetectable in two and 42 and 100 mcg/L in two others at one hour after the dose.
What can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?
Try the following to help the discomfort of a cold or a sore throat when breastfeeding:
- Take honey and lemon mixed in hot water, or sip on other warm fluids like natural teas to keep your throat moist.
- Gargle some salt water.
- If you have a cough, try a cough medicine that is based on glycerine and honey.