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Loratadine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

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Medically reviewed on February 20, 2018

Loratadine Pregnancy Warnings

Animal models have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity or embryotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category B1: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals have not shown evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B1
US FDA pregnancy category: Not formally assigned to a pregnancy category.

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Loratadine Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is not recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Yes

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Claritin (loratadine)." Schering Laboratories, Kenilworth, NJ.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Claritin (loratadine)." Schering Laboratories, Kenilworth, NJ.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  4. United States National Library of Medicine "Toxnet. Toxicology Data Network. Available from: URL: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT." ([cited 2013 -]):

Further information

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