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#1 caroldiem

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

Hi girls,

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

#2 Bluenomi

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

#3 nadi~bicardi

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.

#4 caroldiem

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 original.gif

#5 Kemma

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.

#6 countrylivingmum

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.

Good luck

Edited by countrylivingmum, 12 February 2013 - 01:54 PM.


#7 VJs Mummy

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

#8 jindy poss

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.

#9 ~kuddlebug~

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!

#10 Swarley

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 :/

#11 caroldiem

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.


#12 mandala

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.

#13 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

You do get immune to the drowsy effects after taking it a few times.

#14 caroldiem

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 original.gif

Thanks for all the feedback ladies  biggrin.gif

#15 livvie7586

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

Claratyne is safe original.gif  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 Tounge1.gif

#16 ednaboo

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.

#17 IsolaBella

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.



#18 amabanana

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!

#19 Jenferal

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.

#20 caroldiem

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.


#21 amabanana

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.

#22 lucy-lu

Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Made me very drowsy, fell asleep watching tv (earlier than usual!), but half ever symptoms persisted.

#23 Bazinga

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.

#24 MsFeral

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.


#25 countrychic29

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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