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 medicines can be used to treat allergic rhinitis during pregnancy?

30 July 2020Rhinitis affects at least 20% of pregnancies and can start during any gestational week. Pre-existing rhinitis may worsen, improve, or remain unchanged during pregnancy. Drug…

Which oral antihistamines are safe to use whilst breastfeeding?

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

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) are preferred…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability


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

Lactation Safety Information

Non-sedating antihistamine
Very limited published evidence shows very small amounts in breast milk
Extensive experience of safe use in breastfeeding
As a precaution, monitor infant for drowsiness, although no adverse effects reported to date
9 September 2021