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Hayfever whilst breastfeeding. Anything other than prevalin

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Jellybabie3 Sat 23-Jun-18 04:15:12

Does anyone know what can be used for bad hayfever whilst bf? At the pharmacy they said only prevalin but i got the impression the lady i asked was not exactly sure and bee lined just for prevalin. It burns my nose to pieces, has a horrid after taste and doesnt seem as strong as the beconase i used to use. Is beconase an option does anyone know? I can't find any firm answers

ShottaSheriff Sat 23-Jun-18 05:16:11

My GP said that either certrazine or Loratadine were both fine whilst breastfeeding, so I’ve been taking certrazine for a few days. My hayfever has been 1000 times worse this year!

When I asked at the pharmacy first, they said I’d need to speak to my GP - I think they have to be cautious about recommending anything for breastfeeding mums, but the GP was very relaxed about it and didn’t think there would be any issue with taking them. I felt very reluctant to take anything whilst feeding but needs must - this bout of hayfever has been like having a heavy cold! Sympatheties if you’re suffering!

ShottaSheriff Sat 23-Jun-18 05:19:17

This backs that up and also suggests nasal sprays such as Beconase are fine too: www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2460.aspx?CategoryID=54&SubCategoryID=129

Smurf123 Sat 23-Jun-18 05:40:28

My gp wouldn't give me ceiterizine, loradatine or even piriton! She looked it up on the computer while I was there and the standard line seems to be "anti histamines are present in breast milk in varying amounts" (this was specifically ceiterizine and piriton) so she said I couldn't use any. Got the nasal spray and eye drops but they do very little for me.

MrsRonBurgundy Sat 23-Jun-18 05:59:21

My pharmacist checked when I asked and it was only crappy prevalin that she said I could use as antihistamines go into breast milk.

My baby gets the fright of his life about 15 times a day when I sneeze

TwinkleMerrick Sat 23-Jun-18 06:01:40

I put vasaline up my nose, it really helps x

RatherFetchingHat Sat 23-Jun-18 06:10:54

I was told when in hospital that the Breastfeeding Network is the be all and end all when it comes to drugs and breast feeding. They say basically any non-drowsy antihistamine is fine, as are nasal sprays. Full info here: www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/drugs-factsheets/

Jellybabie3 Sat 23-Jun-18 10:41:02

Thanks all. It looks like i should be ok with beconase then. What a relief. I literally wont be able to function without some relief. Its been horrendous this year

HughLauriesStubble Sat 23-Jun-18 10:42:34

I've taken cetirizine in the past but have found it reduces supply a little.

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