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THE SAFETY OF CETIRIZINE (ZYRTEC) DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

THIS MEDICATION CAN CAUSE HARM TO YOUR BABY: Cetirizine is not recommended during pregnancy unless it is clearly indicated. There is limited safety information from human studies that have looked at the use of cetirizine during pregnancy, but available studies indicate that the risk of harm in the developing baby remains unknown. Nursing infants exposed to cetirizine are at risk of drowsiness or slowed breathing; use of this medication while breastfeeding is not recommended. This medication should be used with caution if administered in pregnant women or nursing mothers.


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