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Can I Take Benadryl While Nursing
Probably not: these are multi ingredient drugs. The Tylenol (acetaminophen) in them is safe. The cough suppressant has never been studied in breastfeeding and should not be considered safe. The decongestant in there does not enter breastmilk very much and might be safe, but could decrease your milk supply. Also, Nyquil has a decent amount of alcohol, which may or may not be safe. Overall, I would stay away from them. ...Read more
Speak with your doc: If you have the flu you are contagious and infected. Breastfeeding when ill is difficult and should be discussed with your doctor. It is dangerous to expose an infant to the flu and you should speak with your doctor about appropriate prescription medication and using formula to protect your baby. Feel well soon and I hope your baby stays well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Category B: There is no evidence(with no human studies) that it will cause any issues, but again, no human studies either with mom or baby. Animal studies do not show any problems. However, you should check with your OB to be sure as different health issues within pregnancy could change the clinical picture. Once you speak to your physician, then it is just a personal choice from there. Best of luck! ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: There are at least a dozen products carrying this name and some contain antihistamines or phenylephrine that can decrease milk volume, or Aspirin that should not be consumed iy baby may get a viral illness while you are taking it. So some products without the ingredients noted are less worrisome than others. See:hale, t "medications and mothers milk", 2012 ed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Caution should be taken if breastfeeding while on this med. Both primadone and a metabolite Phenobarbital will pass to baby and can produce sedation in the neonatal period. Relative transfer <9% of mothers dose, with serum levels from trace to <1/2 therapuetic for both. Harriet lane c2-caution, hale L3 moderately safe. See medications and mothers milk 14ed. Hale, 2010. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The use of proactiv is safe for breastfeeding women. Its active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, does not appear to concentrate in noticeable amounts in breast milk. You should be careful to wash your hands after you apply it to your skin and before you handle the baby. As you know your baby's skin is very sensitive, and these products can cause skin irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Theraflu is not recommended to be taken during pregnancy. It is a category c drug which means that there is no direct data linking it to problems in the human fetus, but it has been shown to have adverse effects in animal models. This being said, if you already took it, i would not worry. I just would not recommend taking any more! ...Read more
Yes, no "D": Most medications are compatible with breastfeeding. We need to consider the effect on the baby, the effect on you and the effect on the milk supply. The antihistamines have long been considered compatible with breastfeeding. The only caveat is the effect on the milk supply. The "d" in some preparations (like zyrtec (cetirizine) d) is pseudoephedrine, which decreases milk supply. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Breast feeding &meds: Theraflu contains three active ingredients: acetaminophen which is safe for breast-feeding moms, phenylephrine which is not believed to be harmful via breast milk to the baby BUT it may decrease milk production. Caution if your baby is a newborn or was premature. The third active ingredient pheniramine may also decrease milk production, but no harmful effects to the infant have been described. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) stay in breastmilk? Would it be safe to take occasionally while nursing my 16 month old?
Yes: The 1/2 life, or time for half to be gone is 4 hours, but baby gets only 2% of your dose. Some concerns about reducing milk volume are raised but have not been proven. Alternatives like loratadine or cetirizine may have less impact. The main effect on baby might be some sedation, but at normal doses that would be unlikely to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Better not: Safety isn't fully established, depends on different formulations and contents. Hormones are excreted in breast milk in small amounts, and estrogen preparations can reduce milk production, better find an alternative way for contraception till weaning your baby, wish you both wellness ...Read more
Ok in normal amounts: It is probably fine to take Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in normal, typical amounts while nursing. In reality, nobody knows for sure, because there are many different brands of this, with varying purities, different doses, plus varying concentrations. That means a woman is safest if she doesn't take supplements that she does not truly need (some supplements are needed, most are NOT needed). ...Read more
Yes: But don't overdo it. Pregnant women need 30 micrograms of biotin each day, so discuss with your doctor dietary changes you can make or supplements you can add to your daily routine to reach that goal. http://www.livestrong.com/article/476781-can-you-take-biotin-while-pregnant/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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