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Allergies and pregnancy

09/09/2004

Question:

What allergy medications are the safest to take while pregnant? Is it better to take a pill such as Sudafed or just use a nosal spray when extremely congested?

Answer:

Most of the common allergy medications are FDA class B or C which means they are generally considered safe in pregnancy. Discuss this with your OB to identify the best option for you.

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Response by:

Arthur T Ollendorff, MD Arthur T Ollendorff, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati