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Can I Take Benadryl While Breastfeeding
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Probably but: Probably but ask your pediatricianGet a more detailed answer ›
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It ususally makes you have a dry mouth and get very sleepy. ...Read more
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
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
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
You should not: Alavert is a non-sedating antihistamine (loratadine), which is the same active ingredient as Claritin. Benadryl is also a antihistamine, but causes more sedation than loratadine. The two should not be taken together as they are the same class of medication with similar mechanisms of action. Flonase is a nasal steroid which can be used with either Alavert or Benadryl ...Read more
Yes: There are no known interactions between these two medications ...Read more
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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) + Wine: Both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and alcohol (in wine) are central nervous system depressants. Mixing the two will cause additive CNS depression. I would not recommend combining the two, simply because it would be difficult to predict the severity of the additive CNS depressant activity. ...Read more
Perhaps, one: See prior answer for details about benadryl (diphenhydramine). An over the counter dose is 25 mg (the same dose they put in many 'sleep aides' like tylenol-pm, where the side effect of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) of drowsiness is the main ingredient). If taking it for typical allergies (runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing), could try one tablet. But there are better ones today with less side effects (zyrtec, allegra, claritin, etc). ...Read more
Benzos and Benadryl (diphenhydramine): First I need to question doses of xanax and valium and why you are taking 2 different benzodiazepines. Most people do not realize xanax is about 10x more potent than valium. So I don't see 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as the primary issue. Do u have 2 different practitioners rx benzos? If so have only 1 captain running your ship & rxing meds. Discuss this with your rxing practitioner. ...Read more
Not a good choice: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a short acting antihistamine. Zyrtec is a long acting antihistamine. You may overdose if taking both at the same time or taking both in the same day. Consider a better allergy medication if zyrtec is not working well or if you have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) longer than 5 days. ...Read more
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