Antihistamine use during pregnancy / BF?

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 2:23pm
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

As I am trying to get preggars again, I am starting to think again about what caused my 3 y/o dd to be PA and TNA. Yes, there are lots of theories out there...

I have many environmental allergies (pollen, dog, cat, dust etc) but no food allergies. When I was pregnant and nursing, my doctors told me that it was okay to take Chlor-trimeton as an antihistamine as it has been around 30+ years and is considered 'safe' (on the A list for pregnancy drugs). I reduced my intake of them but did continue to take as needed.

[b]So, now I'm curious and wanted to take a poll.[/b] Did you take antihistamines while pregnant (if so, which ones)? And, any that did not?


~ Mom to 3 y/o dd (PA>100 CAP RAST and TNA level 3) ~

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 10:32pm
srujed's picture
Joined: 09/05/2003 - 09:00

I did not take an antihistamine while PG but still ended up with ds having egg and peanut allergy...

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 10:45pm
mattchrismom's picture
Joined: 02/12/2003 - 09:00

I didn't take anything, and am not taking anything my first son still ended up pa.

Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 3:58am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

I took Sudafed (but not frequently).

Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 4:03am
heather1056's picture
Joined: 08/12/2004 - 09:00

I didn't take any while pregnant although I do have some allergies to cat, dog & pollen. My allergies did not flair up during my pregnancy.

Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 10:17am
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

I didn't take any allergy medicine either. My environmental allergies have toned down alot as I've gotten older.
Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

Posted on: Fri, 08/13/2004 - 12:38am
Faithfullyhis7's picture
Joined: 07/25/2004 - 09:00

I took Benadryl when I was preg. I have a peanut allergy. My little boy is now 15 mo and has no food allergies. My OBGYN Dr gave me a list of safe meds to take during preg and Benadryl was on it.

Posted on: Fri, 08/13/2004 - 2:33am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

I might have took sudafed twice while pregnant. I was VERY careful about taking any meds and only took those sudafed cause I was unable to function.
James 2yrs NKA
Ben 17 months PA,MA,possible EA, and SA

Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 3:50am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Yes, I took a daily antihistamine (novopheniram) when I was pregnant with both of my children (one PA, one non-PA). I have environmental allergies that I control with the antihistamine.
I did take other medications as well when pregnant and I checked them out through MotherRisk, run out of Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto (the number and service is available to anyone who has questions).
I spoke with my ob/gyn about what medications I was taking, even before I became pregnant, and he suggested I call MotherRisk to get their opinion about whether or not they were okay or not.
The antihistamine was definitely okay.
But yes, I did take a daily antihistamine during both pregnancies.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 3:55am
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