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DRUG EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY and Zyrtec

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DRUG EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY Symptoms and Causes

When you are pregnant, you are not just "eating for two." You also breathe and drink for two. If you smoke, use alcohol or take illegal drugs, so does your unborn baby.

To protect your baby, you should avoid

  • Tobacco.Smoking during pregnancy passes nicotine, carbon monoxide, and other harmful chemicals to your baby. This could cause many problems for your unborn baby's development. It raises the risk of your baby being born too small, too early, or with birth defects. Smoking can also affect babies after they are born. Your baby would be more likely to develop diseases such as asthma and obesity. There is also a higher risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Drinking alcohol. There is no known amount of alcohol that is safe for a woman to drink during pregnancy. If you drink alcohol when you are pregnant, your child could be born with lifelong fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD). Children with FASD can have a mix of physical, behavioral, and learning problems.
  • Illegal drugs. Using illegal drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines may cause underweight babies, birth defects, or withdrawal symptoms after birth.
  • Misusing prescription drugs. If you are taking prescription medicines, carefully follow your health care provider's instructions. It can be dangerous to take more medicines than you are supposed to, use them to get high, or take someone else's medicines. For example, misusing opioids can cause birth defects, withdrawal in the baby, or even loss of the baby.

If you are pregnant and you are doing any of these things, get help. Your healthcare provider can recommend programs to help you quit. You and your baby's health depend on it.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

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Recent Reviews

Bad gastritis or abdominal pain; had to get into tub with hot shower on my belly;never had a worse experience or pain; thought I was going to die; malaise; moderate ear pain

Does Zyrtec inrease blood sugar levels? I have been taking 10m a day for 10 days and have notices symptoms of high blood sugar, when tested it was in the high 100's. Has anyone heard of this side effect?

Have you had him checked for P.A.N.D.A.S which is a syndrome related to strep throat. One major symptom can be sudden onset of Tourette's. ALso can cause OCD, depression, and other psychiatric conditions. My son has it. SOme doctors don't believe in

I have a 12 year old son who took Zyrtec for year-round allergies. He now has tourettes syndrome and westrongly feelthe Zyrtec played a role in this health issue. I started searching the web for info regarding

I have had and am having a bad reaction to Zyrtec. My eyes are inflamed and my throat is sore. Lips are swollen. My tongue is white. I will be forced to go to the Emergency at the hospital.

I have Type 2 Diabetes, when taking my level in the morning I noticed my level was elevated, and the only thing I had ingested was a Zyrtec pill about 2 hours prior? Could the pill be the cause?

I took one dose and experienced a bout of pancreatitis. I suffer from chronic pancreatitis and know what most of my 'triggers' are.....never thought a simple allergy medication would cause such a problem, I think I would rather suffer allergies than

I took Zyrtec for a week and while it does solve my allergy issues, it makes me a raving lunatic. Severe aggression, mood swings, and nightmares are the norm for me n this medicine. I would not recommend it if you are taking any a

Started on Zyrtec on the suggestion of my dermatologist for treatment of hives. Rash that resulted from the Zyrtec a MILLION times worse than the original hives. Had the same reaction to Seldane.

Chantix caused me to haveseizures I would not recommend anyone to take this drug find a different way to quit smoking that is safe.

I HAD 1 SHOT OF THIS AND WITHIN 12 HOURS I WENT FROM A VERY NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE TO WAKING AT 5 A.M. NEXT DAY WITH 198/110 AND 104 PULSE RATE. IT HAS CONTINUED ALL WEEK AFTER AND I'M NOW ON A BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG TO TRY AND CONTROL IT. EVEN WITH DR

can advagraf makke you look like you are pregnant? Can this drug affect your eye site--blurry vision

Does anyone else have insomnia problems, with this drug, was fine before taking it, but now having major trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep.

I have experienced panic attacks, light headedness and pasty mouth taking this drug at 400mg's.

I STARTED TO TA TAKE LYPANTHYL FOR LAST ONE MONTH DUE TO HIGH TRYGLYCERIDE (420)AND NOW I AM PREGNANT(FOR ONE MONTH) DO I HAVE ANY RISKS AT PRESENT? DOES IT WILL AFFECT MY UNBORN? IS IT ADVISABLE TO GO AHEAD WITH PREGNANCY ? SUGGEST ME ANY SOLUTION

Impact of this drug on blood pressure. Should I be worried?

My symptoms were tired, weak, unable to sleep. Was prescribed half of a 15 MG Mirtazapine nightly to help me sleep. Has this drug been successful used as a sleeping aid?

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DRUG EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Comparison of the Effect of Montelukast and Cetirizine on Allergic Inflammation in Children With Allergic Rhinitis
Condition: Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Interventions: Drug: montelukast;   Drug: cetirizine;   Drug: montelukast and cetirizine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: exhaled nitric oxide concentration;   symptoms score (based on PAQLQ), bronchial hyperresponsiveness with methacholine, spirometry, PEFR measurements
2 Not yet recruiting Study of Using Long Acting Antihistamine to Treat Opioid Induced Itching
Condition: Pruritus
Interventions: Drug: Cetirizine;   Drug: Placebo or sugar pill
Outcome Measure: Itch score
3 Not yet recruiting Anti-histamines and Methacholine Challenges.
Condition: Asthma
Interventions: Drug: Diphenhydramine;   Drug: cetirizine;   Drug: desloratadine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measure: change in methacholine pc20
4 Recruiting Levocetirizine + Capecitabine + Bevacizumab for Patients With Refractory Colorectal Cancer
Condition: Colorectal Neoplasms
Interventions: Drug: Bevacizumab;   Drug: Capecitabine;   Drug: Levocetirizine
Outcome Measures: progression free survival;   Incidence and severity of adverse events