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Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Drug which has been studied in a limited number of breastfeeding women without an increase in adverse effects in the infant; And/or, the evidence of a demonstrated risk which is likely to follow use of this medication in a breastfeeding woman is remote.
Typical usage: Allergic rhinitis, ocular symptoms like redness, lacrimation and itching. Urticaria, dermographism, atopic eczema and contact dermatitis, acute allergic reactions due to drugs, foods, insect bites.
Side Effects: Somnolence, insomnia, malaise, headache, dizziness, GI discomfort, dry mouth, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting; occasional hypersensitivity, epistaxis, pharyngitis, bronchospasm.
Drug Interaction: Risk of increased INR and epistaxis when taken together with warfarin. CNS depressants and anticholinergics may potentiate CNS depression of cetirizine.
Mechanism Of Action: Cetirizine is a potent and highly selective antagonist of the peripheral histamine H1-receptor on effector cells in the GI tract, blood vessels and respiratory tract.
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in breastfeeding mothers have demonstrated that there is significant and documented risk to the infant based on human experience, or it is a medication that has a high risk of causing significant damage to an infant. The risk of using the drug in breastfeeding women clearly outweighs any possible benefit from breastfeeding. The drug is contraindicated in women who are breastfeeding an infant.
Typical usage: Bronchospasm, Nasal congestion, Rhinitis, Upper respiratory tract infections.
Side Effects: Drowsiness, Anorexia, Anxiety, Restlessness, Insomnia, Sleep disturbancesX, Dry mouth, Tremor.
Drug Interaction: Increased risk of hypertension and arrhythmias if given with cardiac glycosides, quinidine or TCAs
Mechanism Of Action: Pseudoephedrine is both an ?-and ?-adrenergic receptor agonist. It causes vasoconstriction via direct stimulation of ?-adrenergic receptors of the respiratory mucosa. It also directly stimulates ?-adrenergic receptors causing bronchial relaxation, increased heart rate and contractility.
No substitutes found