Oral antihistamines – which are available in lactose-free formulations?

28 September 2020This updated Medicines Q&A includes a table which gives details of oral, single active constituent, antihistamine preparations that have lactose free formulations.

Which oral antihistamines are safe to use whilst breastfeeding?

10 May 2018This UKMi Q & A looks at the use of non-sedating and sedating antihistamines during breastfeeding Summary There are very limited studies or case reports…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs used for allergic conditions

22 May 2017Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Antihistamines Non-sedating antihistamines (NSA) preferred over…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability


Tablet 10mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Alimemazine powder may darken on exposure to light.
29 September 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Cetirizine/Loratadine. If a sedating antihistamine required chlorphenamine is preferred (see summary)
Sedating antihistamine
No published evidence of safety
Monitor infant for drowsiness
31 July 2020