Allergy medicine while breastfeeding?

Terra - posted on 08/05/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My allergies are really bothering me so I would like to take something. I am still breastfeeding my 13 month old 2-3 times a day. Does anyone know of allergy medicine to take while breastfeeding?

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Jeannette - posted on 08/05/2009

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Claritin (generic brand loradatine) is an OK allergy medicine to take when breast feeding.

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Rebecca - posted on 08/11/2009

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According to LLL you can take pretty much any allergy medicine while breast feeding (Claritin, Reactine, Benadryl) but as someone mentioned they can reduce your milk supply.

Erica - posted on 08/06/2009

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I took the normal claritin and it dried me up for days. My pediatrician recommended a steroid nasal spray as allergy medicine while breastfeeding since it's localized and doesn't interact with your entire system. It's worked well for me.

Jessica - posted on 08/05/2009

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I was told by my doctor to take regular Claratin not Claratin D, that sudafed, and benadryl are all ok. And if you have any other questions you can ask the pharmasist and they can look it up to make sure it is a safe allergy medicine to take while breast feeding.

Alicia - posted on 08/05/2009

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Sudafed PE is a safe allergy medicine to take while nursing and it won't make you feel weird. :o)

Regina - posted on 08/05/2009

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My doc said regular sudafed was ok. Just call and ask your doc. See what they say.

Rebecca - posted on 08/11/2009

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According to LLL you can take pretty much any allergy medicine while breast feeding (Claritin, Reactine, Benadryl) but as someone mentioned they can reduce your milk supply.

Erica - posted on 08/06/2009

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I took the normal claritin and it dried me up for days. My pediatrician recommended a steroid nasal spray as allergy medicine while breastfeeding since it's localized and doesn't interact with your entire system. It's worked well for me.

Jessica - posted on 08/05/2009

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I was told by my doctor to take regular Claratin not Claratin D, that sudafed, and benadryl are all ok. And if you have any other questions you can ask the pharmasist and they can look it up to make sure it is a safe allergy medicine to take while breast feeding.

Alicia - posted on 08/05/2009

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Sudafed PE is a safe allergy medicine to take while nursing and it won't make you feel weird. :o)

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