Which antihistamines are preferred for the treatment of chronic urticaria in pregnant women?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Marla N Diakow, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Cetirizine and loratadine are category B agents; nevertheless, a first-generation antihistamine such as chlorpheniramine may be considered the drug of choice in pregnant women because the cumulative experience with use of such agents in this population is greater.


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