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

NeoclaritynMerck Sharp & Dohme Ltd

Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Tablet f/c 5mg
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special requirements for storage
29 May 2015

genericConsilient Health Ltd

Consilient Health Ltd
Tablet 5mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Protect from moisture
Protect from moisture.
29 September 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Non-sedating antihistamine
No published evidence of safety
Active metabolite of loratadine for which there is limited evidence, but extensive clinical experience, of safe use in breastfeeding
29 July 2020