Does Zyrtec affect breast milk supply?

Why is Zyrtec not recommended while breastfeeding?

Zyrtec is an antihistamine that helps prevent or reduce the histamine reaction that occurs in response to allergens. The drug has been on the market for more than 10 years, and there have been no reports of negative reactions in pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Does allergy medicine affect breast milk supply?

Antihistamines, like Benadryl, have negative effects on breastfeeding and should be avoided if possible. Medicines like this decrease milk supply if used at high doses and for long periods of time. Sudafed can decrease milk supply and should also be avoided if possible.

Can breastfeeding moms take cetirizine?

Loratadine or cetirizine are the antihistamine tablets recommended if you’re breastfeeding. They can have different brand names, so speak to your pharmacist for advice.

What medications decrease milk supply?

Which medications limit your milk supply?

  • Antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and cetirizine (Zyrtec)
  • Birth control pills containing estrogen.
  • Decongestants and other medications containing pseudoephedrine, like Sudafed, Zyrtec-D, Claritin-D and Allegra-D.
  • Fertility medications like clomiphene (Clomid)

Does Claritin dry up breast milk?

Claritin is one allergy medicine that has been studied during breastfeeding, and it’s shown to pass only marginally into breastmilk. Do note, however, that Claritin-D contains pseudoephedrine and can reduce milk supply.

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Is it better to take Zyrtec in the morning or night?

Official Answer. Cetirizine can be taken at any time of the day. In most people it is non-sedating, so they take it in the morning. However, a percentage of people do find it to be sedating so if it does make you drowsy it is best to take it in the evening.

Should I pump and dump after taking Benadryl?

Effects of Benadryl when breastfeeding

Benadryl doesn’t affect the amount of milk your body makes. However, it may decrease the flow of milk from your breasts. Benadryl can also be passed to your child through your breast milk when you take the pills or use it on your skin.

What can I take to sleep while breastfeeding?

The sleeping pills Ambien and Lunesta are considered safe to use for occasional use while breastfeeding because very little of the drug gets into the breast milk and reaches the baby. (Consult your doctor before taking any medications while nursing.)

Does Unisom get into breast milk?

Doxylamine may pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Antihistamines may also slow breast milk production. Do not use this medicine without a doctor’s advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Is cetirizine safe in third trimester?

Many allergy drugs may be fine to keep taking during pregnancy, but have the discussion so you can have peace of mind. Oral antihistamines, like cetirizine (Zyrtec), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), fexofenadine (Allegra), and loratadine (Claritin) seem to be safe.

Is cetirizine used for itching?

Cetirizine is also used to treat itching and redness caused by hives. However, cetirizine does not prevent hives or other allergic skin reactions. Cetirizine is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.

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Are antihistamines safe while breastfeeding?

All antihistamines are considered safe to use during breastfeeding, as minimal amounts are excreted in the breast milk and would not cause any adverse effects on a breastfeeding infant.