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Can you take Piriton whilst breastfeeding? - advice asap please

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MumHadEnough Wed 03-Jun-09 21:00:44

My sis has just phoned to ask as she's been bitten and having a nasty reaction but can't find the instructions for the Piriton.

Many thanks

MerlinsBeard Wed 03-Jun-09 21:02:51

Not officially. There are 2 diff kinds AFAIK.

However, i was prescribed it by hosp when i had cholestasis.

Has she no anti hist8mine cream she could use instead?

foxytocin Wed 03-Jun-09 21:07:49

it seems to be safe here

bumpybecky Wed 03-Jun-09 21:26:54

it's been prescribed to me by several GPs when pregnant and breastfeeding

it can cause drowsiness in the baby (and mother) though, so bear that in mind

MumHadEnough Wed 03-Jun-09 21:39:31

tyvm x

mawbroon Wed 03-Jun-09 21:44:14

It is not recommended because it could make the baby very sleepy and miss feeds.

I took it when my ds was a bit bigger (he was either 6 or 18 months because it was summer time!) and he napped for four hours that day. It wasn't an issue for him as an older baby, but a young one might run into trouble if they were too sleepy to feed.

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