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33wks pregnant, can i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) if i need it ? how often and how many mg

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Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a "category b" medication which means there has been some testing and no reported problems. Follow the directions on the bottle and take only what you really need. If it is not helping, stop taking it and consult your doctor.
Answered on Sep 1, 2016
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to take during pregnancy. Take the lowest dose (25 mg) to relieve the symptom. The usual adult dose is 50 mg every 6 hours.
Answered on Sep 1, 2016
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