Can I Take An Antihistamine While Breastfeeding?

All antihistamines are considered safe to use during breastfeeding, as minimal amounts are excreted in the breast milk and would not cause any adverse effects on a breastfeeding infant. via

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. via

Is Claritin OK to take while breastfeeding?

Cold and allergy meds that are safe while breastfeeding include: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the preferred antihistamine when breastfeeding. Other antihistamines are also considered safe but do not have as much research to support this. These include Allegra Claritin, and Xyzal. via

Is Benadryl safe during 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. via

Do antihistamines decrease milk supply?

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. via

Can I still breastfeed if I have an allergic reaction?

However, if there is a true allergy or sensitivity, you do not need to wean your baby from the breast. If you change your diet, you and your baby can continue to enjoy breastfeeding for as long as mutually desired. via

Does Zyrtec go into breast milk?

Antihistamines are the medication of choice for these symptoms and are considered safe for your baby and your milk supply. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the preferred antihistamine when breastfeeding. via

Is Zyrtec R safe while breastfeeding?

The ingredients in Zyrtec®-R can pass into breast milk. via

Does Claritin dry up breast milk?

Claritin is one allergy medicine that has been studied during breastfeeding, and it's shown to pass only marginally into breastmilk. Do note, however, that Claritin-D contains pseudoephedrine and can reduce milk supply. via

What medications are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What medications are safe to take while breast-feeding?

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others)
  • Naproxen (Naprosyn) — short-term use only.
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    How long after taking medication Can I breastfeed?

    Try not to breastfeed for 1 to 2 hours after taking the dose to minimise the amount in your breastmilk. via

    What cold medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding?

    Tylenol, or acetaminophen and Advil,or ibuprofen are approved for use while breastfeeding. Benadryl and other allergy medications may reduce your milk supply and also may make the baby drowsy. via

    How long is Benadryl in breastmilk?

    Drug Levels

    Five hours after the dose, milk levels were undetectable in two women and 20 and 100 mcg/L in two others. via

    What can I take to help me 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. via

    What can I take for itching while breastfeeding?

    Treatment and home remedies

    The following strategies to help with itchy, painful nipples: Using an all-purpose nipple ointment (APNO). These prescription creams contain antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory ingredients that can help with several causes of nipple pain. Using a lanolin cream. via