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Polaramine have u taken it?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:40 PM
I am currently suffering hayfever symptoms itchy eyes and nose, sore eyes, sneezing, runny nose after i sneeze and headaches. Spoke with Ob he said zyrtec and telfast are fine but went to the chemist and wanted the pharmacist to check they are category B so he gave me Polaramine which is category A just wanted to hear from anyone that has taken Polaramine in pregnancy and has it helped???
Thanks for your help
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:47 PM
I took it once or twice but it knocked me out. I stopped taking it because I'd fall asleep which was dangerous at times.
My OB didn't recommend anything else while pregnant so I ended up just ended up using a saline nasal spray
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:50 PM
I took Polaramine when pregnant with DS2 and it kept me awake for days at a time. My doctor said Telfast was fine so I ended up taking that with no issues.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:51 PM
Bluenomi yeah i know it makes you drowsy so i was planning on taking it before bed see how i go so your Ob said it was safe?? i think it's the only one we can take
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:51 PM
Polaramine the drowsy one is the only one recommended to me too. It always knocks me out so only took at night.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:53 PM
As bluenomi said some ppl can get very tired from it.I took it and I was fine but different ppl have different reactions to it.
I only use it if I am really bad and try to stick to using nasal sprays I find the chemist own nasal spray works for me.
Edited by countrylivingmum, 12 February 2013 - 01:54 PM.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:55 PM
I have been taking it due to itchy rash and it was fine, although if was really itchy id only take 1/2 in the morning which helped itch stay off but if was home i would have 2 if needed or 1 at night
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:55 PM
I used it and it also knocked me out! The chemist told me Rhinochort is fine and I used that in my first pregnancy and have used it this time without issues.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:57 PM
I took it for an allergic reaction which left me covered in hives. It helped but knocked me out!
Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:00 PM
I took it this pregnancy, and yeah it made me very tired. I don't think it worked as well as Zyrtec either but my Dr and Chemists said it was all I was allowed :/
Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:01 PM
Yeah i just want this headache to go away it's really annoying
Edited by caroldiem, 12 February 2013 - 02:02 PM.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:02 PM
I took it, and I also took both Claratyne and Telfast on the advice of my OB and with approval from the pharmacist.
Yes, they are Category B, but my OB discussed the risk/return and we decided they were worth it for my situation.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:18 PM
You do get immune to the drowsy effects after taking it a few times.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:23 PM
Thanks princessPeach i personally love the whole drowsy feeling so that wouldn't bother me but sounds like it works based on what everyone has said
Thanks for all the feedback ladies
Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:58 PM
Claratyne is safe i've had it approved through pharmacist, hospital and mothersafe
I've taken polarmine of a night with DD when i had a horrible head cold, and she seems ok
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:02 PM
I've taken Polaramine in two or three of my pregnancies. I take it at night only and it helps me sleep. I use a steroid spray as well.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:03 PM
Have not needed to take while PG, but take it for hay fever and hives. I prefer the liquid form. I have been taking it since I was a child.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:07 PM
I have. It does knock me out though so I can only take it at night unless I have nothing else to do but sleep!
Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:08 PM
I'm about the only person in the world who DOESN'T get drowsy when I take Polaramine. But I've been having it for hayfever since I was a kid,which may explain it.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:13 PM
So it works right?? does Polaramine get rid of these headaches???
Edited by caroldiem, 12 February 2013 - 05:13 PM.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:59 PM
Well, it works for allergies so it depends on what is causing your headache. If your headache is from stress/infection/bad posture then Polarmine won't help you (unless sleeping helps). If the headache is from the allergy then it should clear up.
Hope you feel better soon caroldiem.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:05 PM
Made me very drowsy, fell asleep watching tv (earlier than usual!), but half ever symptoms persisted.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:08 PM
I've taken riding pg. it didn't make me drowsy. If your headache is caused by hay fever symptoms then yes it should help relieve the swelling and irritation.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:36 AM
Polaramine doesn't seem to help me. I'm 13 weeks and have the worst hayfever I've ever had. It is relentless and starts as soon as I wake up. By 3pm my head is usually so heavy I need to rest it on the desk at work.
I use Fess nasal spray which tends to give me a small amount of relief from sneezing for a little while, but I am yet to find any real solution.
Is it common for hayfever to get much worse in pregnancy? I really hope it doesn't last for the remainder because it can be quite unbearable.
Edited by MsCert, 13 February 2013 - 11:39 AM.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:46 AM
i had shocking hayfever in early pg, OB recommended polaramine, it is fine for me and works however i had taken it before pg regularly.
The 6mg knocks me out, but the 2mg is fine
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