Can You Take Claritin While Breastfeeding?

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By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
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Yes, you can take Claritin while breastfeeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics classifies loratadine (Claritin’s generic drug name) as usually compatible with breastfeeding. Additionally, studies show1  that Claritin has low milk transfer levels, which means only a small amount of the drug is likely to reach the infant through breast milk. 

However, it's important to use any medication as directed and in moderation. Although Claritin is considered generally safe, there’s a chance it could decrease your milk production. It's always a good practice to consult with a healthcare provider or a lactation consultant before starting any new medication while breastfeeding.

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  1. National Library of Medicine"Loratadine"Oct 30, 2018https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501009/.


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Can You Take Claritin While Breastfeeding?

 Krystal Duhaney Profile Photo
By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
Image for article Can You Take Claritin While Breastfeeding?

Yes, you can take Claritin while breastfeeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics classifies loratadine (Claritin’s generic drug name) as usually compatible with breastfeeding. Additionally, studies show1  that Claritin has low milk transfer levels, which means only a small amount of the drug is likely to reach the infant through breast milk. 

However, it's important to use any medication as directed and in moderation. Although Claritin is considered generally safe, there’s a chance it could decrease your milk production. It's always a good practice to consult with a healthcare provider or a lactation consultant before starting any new medication while breastfeeding.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. National Library of Medicine"Loratadine"Oct 30, 2018https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501009/.


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