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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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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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 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 diphenhydramine if I am breastfeeding?

Can I take diphenhydramine if I am breastfeeding?

Yes: It is potentially sedating and some have concerns that it can decrease volume. Most suggest the long acting non sedating antihistamines like Loratadine or fexofenadine as a better alternative during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding? Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding? Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?

? 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 system for about 9-18 hours, a long time to avoid breast feeding, confer with your doctor for an alternative to control your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Is it okay if I am breastfeeding and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) fir the allergies?

Breast Feeding: Small, occasional doses of Diphenhydramine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply. This is taken from the drug and lactation database web site where you can search for drugs. Search for Diphenhydramine. Link: http://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen? Lact. ...Read more

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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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Was just stung by a wasp, wondering if any antihistamines would be safe to take while breastfeeding or should I just ride out the swelling?

Was just stung by a wasp, wondering if any antihistamines would be safe to take while breastfeeding or should I just ride out the swelling?

Most antihistamines: ...Are acceptable while breastfeeding. On the other hand, they may not be very effective for a wasp sting.

http://firstaid. Webmd. Com/allergy-insect-sting-treatment. ...Read more

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I'm taking clindamycin for an infection on my face. 3 capsules 3 times a day for 5 days 150mg yesterday after my first dose My body started itching. No rashes but it itches I'm afraid to take benadryl since I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter.?

I'm taking clindamycin for an infection on my face. 3 capsules 3 times a day for 5 days 150mg yesterday after my first dose My body started itching. No rashes but it itches I'm afraid to take benadryl since I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter.?

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 prescribed the clindamycin and let them know you are itching. You may need to stop the clindamycin and switch to another antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can my wife take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for insomnia if she is breast feeding?

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 risk neg effect on baby (10% irritability, . ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It ususally makes you have a dry mouth and get very sleepy. ...Read more

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Is it okay if to take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and I melatonin?

Is it okay if to take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and I melatonin?

Doses?: Depends on the dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If you have insomnia, sleep hygiene is an often overlooked, yet more effective treatment, than medications. In addition, the combination of medications could impair decision making, cause undesired drowsiness, and other side effects. Speak with your doctor, before taking any combination of medications. Do not drive/operate heavy machinery under their influence. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that expired in 11/09?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Taking medication that expired almost 5 years ago is probably not a good idea. It may be safe, but I don't know for sure. If we were in the Zombie apocalypse and you had no other choice I would say go for it. But since generic diphenhydramine is cheap, why don't you make a trip to your local store and buy some new. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone takes a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & 5mg vicdion together?

What would happen if someone takes a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & 5mg vicdion together?

More sleepy: Nothing serious at these low doses although you may feel more sleepy since the sedation effects of ech medicine add up. But it should be fine after 12-18 hours. ...Read more

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Could I take Benadryl while taking toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Yes you can: There are no interactions between two medications. However, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness so don't drive while taking it. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I could take zzquil instead of benadryl for hives?

I was wondering if I could take zzquil instead of benadryl for hives?

The same: Both are diphenhydramine, read the labels carefully for dosage and warnings, if no improvement, see your doctor ...Read more

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Can a 5.5 year old take Benadryl and delsym?

Benadryl okay: Benadryl is okay for a 5.5 year old to take. Delsym is for those over 12 years of age. ...Read more

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Lortab itching symptoms, can I take benadryl?

Lortab itching symptoms, can I take benadryl?

Yes: I presume that you have stopped taking Lortab also. ...Read more

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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