There are high number of clear evidence that breastfeeding provides best nutrition that you can give to your baby. It is also evident that lactation is good for mothers health as well. Evolution has designed breastfeeding in a way that it caters all nutritional need of your child. However modern medicine is quite new for evolution, that is why mothers body is not well prepared to filter unnecessary chemical found in medicines. It becomes a necessity to figure out which drug is safe and which drug is dangerous for your newborn while nursing. In this article we will understand function of Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup and its suitability with breastfeeding.
What is Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup used for?
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis ZYRTEC is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis due to allergens such as ragweed, grass and tree pollens in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Symptoms treated effectively include sneezing, rhinorrhea, nasal pruritus, ocular pruritus, tearing, and redness of the eyes. Perennial Allergic Rhinitis ZYRTEC is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with perennial allergic rhinitis due to allergens such as dust mites, animal dander and molds in adults and children 6 months of age and older. Symptoms treated effectively include sneezing, rhinorrhea, postnasal discharge, nasal pruritus, ocular pruritus, and tearing. Chronic Urticaria ZYRTEC is indicated for the treatment of the uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children 6 months of age and older. It significantly reduces the occurrence, severity, and duration of hives and significantly reduces pruritus.
What are the risk associated with Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?
Active ingredient in Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup is Cetirizine hydrochloride and based on our analysis of Cetirizine hydrochloride it appears that using Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup is safe in breastfeeding. Below is analysis of Cetirizine hydrochloride while breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers In mice, cetirizine caused retarded pup weight gain during lactation at an oral dose in dams of 96 mg/kg (approximately 40 times the maximum recommended daily oral dose in adults on a mg/m2 basis). Studies in beagle dogs indicated that approximately 3% of the dose was excreted in milk. Cetirizine has been reported to be excreted in human breast milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, use of ZYRTEC in nursing mothers is not recommended.
Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup Breastfeeding Analsys
Cetirizine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 83881-52-1
Second generation antihistamine, drug derived from piperazine and metabolite of hydroxyzine, with a minimal sedative effect and low toxicity even at higher dose. No short or long-term side effects were found in an infant with a mother who was treated in the first month post delivery for pemphigus (Westermann 2012). Because of a high plasma protein binding capacity, excretion into breast milk seems to be unlikely. The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology and other experts rates it as compatible with breastfeeding (Butler 2014, Powell 2007).
Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Cetirizine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 83881-51-0
Small occasional doses of cetirizine are probably acceptable during breastfeeding. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause drowsiness and other effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply, particularly in combination with a sympathomimetic such as pseudoephedrine or before lactation is well established. The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology recommends cetirizine at its lowest dose as a preferred choice if an antihistamine is required during breastfeeding. Cetirizine has been used successfully in cases of persistent pain of the breast during breastfeeding. Ophthalmic use of cetirizine by the mother should pose little risk to the breastfed infant. To substantially diminish the amount of drug that reaches the breastmilk after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup?
Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup, is it safe?
Usage of Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Zyrtec | Cetirizine Hydrochloride Syrup in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week