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Table 1 Recommendations for Treatment of Asthma and Allergies in Pregnancy

From: Asthma and Allergic Diseases in Pregnancy: A Review

Drugs preferred for use during pregnancy
   Anti-inflammatory: cromolyn beclomethasone, prednisone
   Bronchodilator: inhaled β2-adrenergic agonist, theophylline
   Antihistamine: chlorpheniramine, tripelennamine
   Decongestant: pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline
   Cough: guaifenesin, dextromethorphan
   Antibiotic: amoxicillin
Drugs that generally should be avoided during pregnancy
   α-Adrenergic compounds (other than pseudoephedrine)
   Epinephrine (other than for anaphylaxis)
   Sulfonamides (in late pregnancy)
  1. Adapted from the NAEPP expert group report [21].