Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Is taking Polaramine in the 3rd trimester safe?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    614

    Default Is taking Polaramine in the 3rd trimester safe?

    I had a friend tell me this morning that it's not...I've got the head cold from hell and am sneezing and my eyes are watering like it's nobody's business!!!


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Moura, QLD, Australia
    Posts
    3,758

    Default

    i beleive it is but i would ring your gp or local hosp and ask......

  3. #3
    SueB Guest

    Default

    Yes it is on the safe list

    I am on it to help me ease the itch i have with OC (not that it does much) both the gp and the OB recommended it for me ..

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    in a land of screaming kids.
    Posts
    1,802

    Default

    I was given it early this pgcy for hayfever, but the Pharmacist warned me not to take it after 6 months and so I looked it up in the mims (Medicine directory that Dr's recieve twice yearly) and it said the same thing. That there is more risk after 6 months. I stopped taking it at around 20wks, just in case and from then on had a head cold from hell for 4 weeks, and this week, joy of joys, it's gone to my chest so I am on antibiotics as I now have bronchiolitis and an upper resp infection. I'd talk to ur GP about it so they can weigh up the pro's and cons. You don't wanna end up sicker, and yet a mothers first response is not to risk the bub. You need to talk to a dr about this and talk about options etc. Goodluck honey.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    614

    Default

    I checked with a pharmacist this morning and he said it was perfectly safe.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Mooroolbark, VIC
    Posts
    1,154

    Default

    I'm 33 weeks and was advised around 28 weeks by my GP that is was safe to take. I was also advised this by the pharmacist.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Blue Mountains
    Posts
    5,086

    Default

    Sheesh - my pharmacist said not to take it in the 3rd trimester! The warnings that come with Polaramine also say not to take it in the 3rd trimester. So personally I wouldn't take it.

    Think I've quoted this in a few threads now LOL..

    Do not take POLARAMINE if:

    • You have an allergy to POLARAMINE or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
    Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include skin rash, difficulty in breathing or faintness.

    • You are taking a medicine for depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have been taking it within the last 14 days.
    Taking POLARAMINE together with a MAOI may exaggerate the effects of POLARAMINE and cause a severe drop in your blood pressure. .

    Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure if you are taking one of these medicines.

    • You are in the third trimester of pregnancy or are breastfeeding unless you and your doctor or pharmacist have discussed the risks and benefits involved.

    Newborn and premature infants may have severe reactions to medicines like POLARAMINE.

    Do not give POLARAMINE to children less than 1 year old without medical advice.
    ETA: when I saw my GP early in pg, she looked it up, and all she could see was that it was category A for pregnancy.. which is the 'safe' list. But when I went to the pharmacy to get some a little while ago, he said it was a big no no once in the 3rd tri, which is what made me look it up myself, and I found the above.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    530

    Default

    I was told it was safe and took it all the way through my pregnancy with Oscar as i suffered terribly from heat rash and lived in Townsville! All the pharmacists i went to said it was ok so i didn't think teice about it. Guess you have to go with how you feel if you've been given conflicting advice.

    Hope you are feeling better soon

    Julie x

  9. #9

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    614

    Default

    I've only been having one at night to stop me from sneezing all night...I'll try and go without from now!!

Similar Threads

  1. Are hot baths safe??
    By Jac in forum Pregnancy Forums
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: May 27th, 2007, 07:59 AM
  2. Cochrane Review: Amniocentesis & CVS
    By BellyBelly in forum Pregnancy Forums
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 17th, 2006, 06:48 PM
  3. 3wheeler pram or 4?? they say ther not safe
    By muma in forum Baby & Toddler General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 10th, 2006, 07:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •