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Old Feb 18th, 2014, 14:24 PM   11
Mrs Eleflump
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I take 40mg of cetirizine (the generic form of zyrtec) per day. Yep, 4x the licensed dose. This has been okayed by my rheumatologist and obstetrician. If I didn't take it, I'd be one giant bruised hive, and I'd probably scratch all my skin off. I was also taking ranitidine and plaquenil to help control the hives, but I've stopped these.

I think it probably depends on what exactly you're taking it for. My docs said they'd like to see me manage without, but I have cut out everything else and I really can't manage without the cetirizine, so they are okay with me continuing with it.

Anyway, my point is, if my docs are ok with me taking 4x the recommended dose while pregnant, it's not likely to be dangerous.



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Old Feb 18th, 2014, 15:41 PM   12
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I take 40mg of cetirizine (the generic form of zyrtec) per day. Yep, 4x the licensed dose. This has been okayed by my rheumatologist and obstetrician. If I didn't take it, I'd be one giant bruised hive, and I'd probably scratch all my skin off. I was also taking ranitidine and plaquenil to help control the hives, but I've stopped these.

I think it probably depends on what exactly you're taking it for. My docs said they'd like to see me manage without, but I have cut out everything else and I really can't manage without the cetirizine, so they are okay with me continuing with it.

Anyway, my point is, if my docs are ok with me taking 4x the recommended dose while pregnant, it's not likely to be dangerous.
Wow thank you for the feedback and I'm glad you are able to take it!!



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2014, 14:28 PM   13
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I spoke with my doctor yesterday and he told me it would be safe to continue taking it right now. Phew! I'm trying to take it every 2 or 3 days though instead if every 24 hours.



 
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You should ask your doctor. He will tell you exactly if you can take pills or how much pills you can take.



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Old May 25th, 2018, 03:06 AM   15
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For some reason my skin allergies flare up in pregnancy (did both times) and I was told I was ok to take something but I can't remember the name. It really is best to ask your dr what would work best for you.

Edit: Glad you could still take your zyrtec!



 
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