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Hayfever medication

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Missdee2014 Wed 08-Jul-15 00:12:44

Anyone able to tell me what hayfever medication is safe to take in early pregnancy? I've just found out I'm pregnant with dc3 grin and didn't suffer with hayfever with my first 2. However I'm demented this year with it. I've been taking citirizine but stopped when I got my BFP as unsure if it's safe. I'm miserable with it though hmm

Any advice appreciated.

AliMonkey Wed 08-Jul-15 00:15:14

I was told to stop loratadine but continue with nasal spray and eye drops which were actually very effective for me if taken consistently (rather than sporadically as I had previously when also on pills).

dementedpixie Wed 08-Jul-15 01:18:57

www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/935.aspx?categoryid=54 loratidine and cetirizine are ok in pregnancy

lexyloub Wed 08-Jul-15 06:30:52

I got told off my GP not to take anything until after 12 weeks and not to use the nasal sprays as we injest it. Eye drops were fine. Hayfever Is a bastard!

Brummiegirl15 Wed 08-Jul-15 10:24:12

I was told I couldn't take anything in first 3 months. It's agonising!!!

Missdee2014 Wed 08-Jul-15 19:28:07

Called my GP today who said best to avoid and said to speak to the pharmacist about an alternative. I'm honestly due to claw my eyes out confusedneed something ASAP.

Maya15 Wed 08-Jul-15 19:40:37

I was told Piriton is ok and Prevalin for the nose. My GP prescribed me a nose spray and antihistamines - absolute lifesaver! Can finally sleep again.
(I am 37 weeks though)

Missdee2014 Wed 08-Jul-15 21:19:46

My mums off to the pharmacy for me tomorrow as I'm working. Hopefully get something cos I'm not sleeping much because of it.

LittlePeasMummy1 Thu 09-Jul-15 12:54:34

Here is a leaflet, hope it's helpful
www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/Medicine--pregnancy/Hay-fever/

CityDweller Thu 09-Jul-15 20:32:36

Pharmacist at Boots told me that the nasal spray flixonase (also called Pirinase, I think) was fine to use, but this was after 12 weeks. I just suffered for the first 3 months - was miserable and the constant sneezy, runny nose and stuffiness just compounded my first trimester exhaustion. Really grim.

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