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can I take benadryl while breastfeeding

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The infant may get a very small amount of the drug but that would not likely have any effect on him. The worst outcome would be slightly drowsiness.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is potentially sedating and some have concerns that it can decrease volume. Most suggest the long acting non sedating antihistamines like Loratadin ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? safe: you want to avoid it during breastfeeding as it is gets to breast milk. If you take one dose, it won't probably be harmful, it would stay in your syst ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Tillman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Just be sure to check with your pediatrician if there are any problems for the baby. Some newborn may have increased sensitivity to the medicine. Alt ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Benedryl can pass in small amounts in breast milk but not enought to matter. It is considered a low risk med for breast feeding, yet the sedation it b ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Considered OK...: Most physicians consider Diphenhydramine (aka benadryl) to be safe while breast feeding. There are some anecdotal reports suggesting that Diphenhydram ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Yes you can take Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec but not allegra, good luck! ice the sting bite also, it helps decrease the swelling and itching.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl safe: Benadryl is safe to use while breastfeeding although it may decrease the volume of breastmilk produced. However you should contact your doctor who pre ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Alternative: First, its great that she is breastfeeding. Appreciate her a lot for that. She could take a couple of doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) without sig ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably but: Probably but ask your pediatrician

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