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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nighttime safe to take during first trimester?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nighttime safe to take during first trimester?

Probably: One should try to avoid taking any medications during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is likely ok given its long safety profile. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Probably Safe: Guafenesin (mucinex) has some evidence of safety during breastfeeding while Cetirizine (zyrtec) has not been studied. Both are typically safe for use in children though so are unlikely to cause any issues. ...Read more

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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe during pregnancy?

Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It is a category b medication, indicating that it is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Flagyl ok during breastfeeding?

Is Flagyl ok during breastfeeding?

Should be OK..: It is a categoryb medication and so should be ok..Still, small amount of this medicine is excreted in the milk so baby will be exposed, but should be ok because brief exposure has no real detrimental effect. If you have vaginal infection, a vaginal suppository is an option which has even less/minimal absorption into mom...Thus even less will be in the milk for baby..Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while breastfeeding?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to a temporary decrease in breastmilk supply but usually it is minor unless you take a lot or for a long time. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine hci ok to use while breastfeeding?

Diphenhydramine hci ok to use while breastfeeding?

Considered OK...: Most physicians consider Diphenhydramine (aka benadryl) to be safe while breast feeding. There are some anecdotal reports suggesting that Diphenhydramine may affect milk supply, but data is lacking. Diphenhydramine could cause a little bit of sedation or fussiness (both are not harmful) in baby, but most infants are not affected. Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated if you have cold. ...Read more

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Terconazole vaginal 0.8% safe during brestfeeding?

Terconazole vaginal 0.8% safe during brestfeeding?

?: safety is unknown in all literature searched, and it is caregory C during pregnancy, meaning: only use if benefit outweighs risks, you can try first clotrimazole vaginal OTC, which is probably safe with breastfeeding as the literature suggests, good luck ...Read more

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Sudafed while breastfeeding?

Sudafed while breastfeeding?

I wouldn't: The american academy of pediatrics says that sudafed is compatible with breast feeding. However, it's known to enter the milk; i advise against using any medicine that enters the milk unless you really have to, and i don't know of any situation where you really have to use sudafed. ...Read more

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How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a day is safe during pregnancy?

One or two: 25mg capsules should be ok, but confirm that this is ok with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Milk thistle: The fewer meds you take during pregnancy (other than required prescription meds and prenatal vitamins) the better. Same goes for supplements; medical literature advises against milk thistle in hormone sensitive conditions; since maintaining a pregnancy depends on hormones, i'd advise not to use it. Beyond that there are insufficient data to aid a decision. ...Read more

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Is nyquil safe while breastfeeding?

Is nyquil safe while breastfeeding?

Safe: But you always want to minimize baby's exposure to drugs. Take cautiously as needed. ...Read more

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My wife use beprosalic lotion n elomet cream for her psoriasis during breastfeeding.It is safe during breastfeeding?

My wife use beprosalic lotion n elomet cream for her psoriasis during breastfeeding.It is safe during breastfeeding?

Meds and breast milk: Those medicines must be international because I do not recognize them. When breast-feeding, you must assume that anything your wife eats or uses may end up in your child. Ask your pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for a sleep aid during pregnancy?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for a sleep aid during pregnancy?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be taken safely in pregnancy for sleep if the problem is falling asleep. It is unlikely to help if the problem is staying asleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

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. ...Read more

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Can i take flygyl during breastfeeding?

Can i take flygyl during breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication has been well studied in lactation and there are no specific concerns about its use. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more