COMMON ILLNESSES DURING PREGNANCY Nasal Congestion and Sinusitis 5 ways to safely end nasal and sinus congestion Living with Asthma Understanding medications for asthma Coping with Urinary Tract ...
Upside: Excellent detailed advice on specific medications you can and can't take during pregnancy for different situations
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The idea of pregnancy can be scary for women who take antihistamines daily. The reason that it’s scary to become pregnant when you rely on these drugs to help with allergies, hives, or asthma is ...
Upside: Short article on the safety of taking Claritin during pregnancy; many links
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(e.g., cough suppressants such as dextromethorphan (DM), decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed®); antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl®); expectorants such as guafenasin; nasal ...
Upside: Information on the safety of various cough and cold medicines during pregnancy
Pregnant women should always check with their health care providers before using any drugs, including over-the-counter allergy medications such as Benadryl. Most healthcare websites, such as the one ...
Upside: Helpful tips and advice on taking Benadryl during pregnancy
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Health Concerned about medication during pregnancy? Read Discovery Health's article on medication during pregnancy and learn how medication and pregnancy can affect your health.
Upside: Good overview of medications that are safe during pregnancy
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Enter the trade name or the generic name of the medication you are taking to check potential risk according to the FDA from category A (safest) to X (should not be used). You are also given the risk ...
Upside: Excellent site on the safety of nearly every drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding
In both human and animal studies on Claritin and pregnancy, the drug did not appear to cause any problems, even when given to animals in high doses. Therefore, it is likely safe for use during ...
Upside: Good article on using Claritin during pregnancy
Some of the most common questions women have during pregnancy are related to the safety of medications that were taken prior to getting pregnant, or the safety of medications that they might need to ...
Upside: Good overview on medications
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This chart lists over-the-counter medicines considered "low risk" for pregnant women when taken for the occasional mild illness. It also mentions a few that are not safe. Of course, nothing is 100 ...
Upside: Detailed chart of medicines that are okay to take during pregnancy
Is it safe to take Claritin during pregnancy? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that drug labels indicate if a drug poses a risk of birth defects or any adverse effects on reproduction ...
Upside: Good overview on taking allergy medications during pregnancy