Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics

MINI REVIEW
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105--108

A review of antihistamines used during pregnancy


Sumit Kar, Ajay Krishnan, K Preetha, Atul Mohankar 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Kar
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha 442 102, Maharashtra
India

Antihistamines are one of the most common drugs that are used extensively in various dermatological and nondermatological conditions. The use of H-1-antihistamines during pregnancy has been very controversial due to possible teratogenic effects of these drugs. None of the antihistamines available today have been categorized as safe during pregnancy. Control studies are available for certain first generation drugs regarding their safety in pregnancy, but the newer agents require further studies to be declared safer in pregnancy. A few drugs are comparatively safer to use in pregnancy than others. Every drug used in pregnancy carries a risk for teratogenicity and careful risk/benefit assessment should be done before prescribing them.


How to cite this article:
Kar S, Krishnan A, Preetha K, Mohankar A. A review of antihistamines used during pregnancy.J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2012;3:105-108


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Kar S, Krishnan A, Preetha K, Mohankar A. A review of antihistamines used during pregnancy. J Pharmacol Pharmacother [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];3:105-108
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