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What Allergy OTC meds can be taken while pregnant? Rebecca Travis Due October 13; West Lafayette, Indiana 17 posts
11th Mar '13

I went several pages in this forum looking for anything related to this but didn't see anything, so im posting this question. I have really bad allergies during both spring and fall. And where I live spring is early. I am 9 weeks in and don't know what to take if any that i can. Anyone that can help would be great. Oh and it has to be D kind cause not just the sneezing, but get congested real bad.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
11th Mar '13

Benadryl is safe, but it usually knocks me on my ass, so I only take it if I have to.

Addy & Grace & Owen's Mom ; 3 kids; Michigan 1334 posts
11th Mar '13

Claritin is safe. I took it through both of my pregnancies. Benadryl is also safe.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
11th Mar '13

My doctor prescribed me both benedryl and claritin so...I would assume those ones are safe. NOT Claritin-D though...I can't remember why :/

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Just Ames:" It's not recommended if you have high blood pressure."


That must be it. I couldn't remember lol

Rebecca Travis Due October 13; West Lafayette, Indiana 17 posts
11th Mar '13

ok need something non Drowsy..and Benedryl does that to me. And i need a Decongestant. If i don't fall asleep with benedryl i usually am like out of it like not sure what is going on..that is a problem. I work during the day and need to keep on top of what i am doing or customers are telling me over the phone.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Rebecca Travis:" ok need something non Drowsy..and Benedryl does that to me. And i need a Decongestant. If i don't fall ... [snip!] ... is a problem. I work during the day and need to keep on top of what i am doing or customers are telling me over the phone. "


Sudaphed (sp?) is supposed to be safe when you're pregnant

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
11th Mar '13

Ugh Benadryl knocked me out for over 12hrs this weekend. I could NOT even wiggle my fingers or toes, but I stopped itching :) non drowsy? I take some children's OTC liquid allergy stuff. Just a few sips bc even that knocks me out. Idk if its "safe" during pregnancy but its never hurt anything.

Indiana Jones 2 kids; Texas 312 posts
11th Mar '13

Regular Claritin, zyrtec, & benadryl.

Rebecca Travis Due October 13; West Lafayette, Indiana 17 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Bogey Woman:" Sudaphed (sp?) is supposed to be safe when you're pregnant "


sudaphed does the same thing as Benedryl