CAS Number: 130018-77-8
Second generation antihistamine drug derived from piperazine with a minimal sedative effect and low toxicity even at higher dose. On latest update no published data about breastfeeding were found. However, it is the R-enantiomer of cetirizine which is considered to be safe while breastfeeding. No short or long-term side effects were found in an infant with a mother who was treated with Cetirizine 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 of Immunology and Allergy rates Cetirizine as compatible with breastfeeding (Powell 2007).
CAS Number: 130018-77-8
Levocetirizine is the -enantiomer of cetirizine. Small occasional doses of levocetirizine 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, the racemic form of the drug, at its lowest dose as a preferred choice if an antihistamine is required during breastfeeding.
During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Allergy Relief 24hr | Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Tablet then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Allergy Relief 24hr | Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Tablet comes in category of low risk drug.
Allergy Relief 24hr | Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Tablet comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use
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