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Can I take benadryl while breastfeeding

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
25 mg tabs: This comes in 25 mg tablets. This would be okay as needed.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes,but: Something like Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) would have less effect on the milk volume you make and would not cause sedation in the baby.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Tillman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
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.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
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

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