Jump to content

Polaramine have u taken it?

  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#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 surburbanfunk

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 Lagom

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 Marchioness Flea

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 Lagom

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

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Win a Family Farm Trip with Shaun the Sheep

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Win a Justine Clarke Pyjama Jam! prize pack

The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.