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Hay fever medicines in pregnanacy

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Pomi Thu 04-Jun-09 16:35:04

Is it ok to use Loradatine? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

ButtercupWafflehead Thu 04-Jun-09 16:40:05

Don't think we're allowed to use anything as thay haven't done trials on effect son the baby.

I have got by on vaseline (up the nose), sunglasses, eye drops and sniffing all day.

Perhaps you could ask the pharmacist about nasal spray.

NHS page

Pomi Thu 04-Jun-09 16:50:43

Thanks buttercup. I was using that medicine for a few weeks. I am going to stop taking it now.

LeninGrad Thu 04-Jun-09 16:52:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Beccabump Thu 04-Jun-09 17:16:06

My mw agreed I could have chlorphenamine (Piriton) at 33 weeks as I had raging itching (checked for choleostasis!) and I wasn't sleeping at all. I can only have a small dose every few days to be extra safe but it is one of the oldest and most 'trusted' anti-histamines.

Ask your mw - they will probably be ok with you having it when desperate...warning - it does make you drowsy.

PieMistress Thu 04-Jun-09 19:08:50

My MW told me I couldn't take any hay fever meds, no eye drops nothing and that I should make an appt to see the homeopathic doctor at the practise?

Ivykaty44 Thu 04-Jun-09 19:10:01

nettle tea and a spoon full of honey every day should help smile I think you can take both when pg - but please check

mummysleepy Thu 04-Jun-09 20:26:54

there is homeopathic stuff called pollena made by nelsons (get it in boots) which is safe

VoodooApocalypse Thu 04-Jun-09 20:29:48

you cant use loratadine due to steroids

you can take piriton, which is almost as good grin

reikizen Thu 04-Jun-09 20:35:28

piriton is fine, we give it on the antenatal ward.

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