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Having anti allergic drugs while trying to conceive - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am preparing to get pregnant. however, I am having allergy problem right now. Can I take the medication such as FEXOFEN/PSE or phenylephrine hydrochloride?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   thansk
Doctor :   I am Dr. here
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Hi Dr.
User :   Does that means I can take these medication
Doctor :   Most of the antiallergic drugs does cause problems
Doctor :   on the fetus
Doctor :   so, it is not advisable to use even OTC antiallergics
Doctor :   Older anti-histamines, such as chlorpheniramine and tripelennamine
Doctor :   , are the preferred agents to treat allergic rhinitis during pregnancy
User :   HOW ABOUT phenylephrine hydrochloride?
Doctor :   It causes vascualar disturbances
Doctor :   Pseudoephedrine is the preferred
Doctor :   one
Doctor :   Do consult a Obstetrician before taking any drugs
Doctor :   and keep him/her informed about any prior drug intake as we
Doctor :   'well
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