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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 (Definition)

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Can I take dayquil/nyquil while breastfeeding?

Can I take dayquil/nyquil while breastfeeding?

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

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Can i take theraflu while breastfeeding?

Can i take theraflu while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Can i take oxycodone while breastfeeding?

Can i take oxycodone while breastfeeding?

Oxycodone: Oxycodone is expressed in breastmilk and can make your infant lethargic. If you need pain control consult your doctor for a possible substitute drug. ...Read more

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Can I take vicodin while breastfeeding?

Can I take vicodin while breastfeeding?

Not ideal: Taking vicodin during breast feeding may pass to the breast milk and affect your baby. Best to avoid medications whenever possible. ...Read more

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Can i take cyclobenzaprine while breastfeeding?

Can i take cyclobenzaprine while breastfeeding?

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

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Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

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 more

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Can I take primidone while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Can I take Proactiv while breastfeeding?

Can I take Proactiv while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Can you take theraflu while breastfeeding?

Can you take theraflu while breastfeeding?

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

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Can I take antibiotics while breastfeeding?

Can I take antibiotics while breastfeeding?

Yes: I recommend not taking Flagyl aka Metronidazole while breast feeding during the first 2 months of life. To learn more watch: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bpnylbjilsy. ...Read more

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Can i take zithromax. While breastfeeding?

I believe so: Zithromax passes through breast milk in humans. This medication is generally considered acceptable for use during breastfeeding in most situations. Nonetheless, you should still check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take benedryl while taking antibiotics?

Can i take benedryl  while taking antibiotics?

Yes but: Yes with most antibiotics i can't recall interaction between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and the antibiotic. However there might be rare cases i'm not aware of. Which antibiotic are u taking? ...Read more

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Can I take allergy medications while breastfeeding?

Can I take allergy medications while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Can I take night time theraflu while breastfeeding?

Can I take night time theraflu while breastfeeding?

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 more

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How long does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) stay in breastmilk? Would it be safe to take occasionally while nursing my 16 month old?

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 more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy while nursing a month old?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy while nursing a month old?

Yes & no: Yes it can be taken but it is not the preferred OTC med for allergies. Loritadine (Claritin) or fexofenadine (Allegra) are longer acting preparations that don't transfer much in the BM & don't cause sedation in either the person or the baby. ...Read more

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Can I take rephresh pro-b while nursing?

Can I take rephresh pro-b while nursing?

Yes: this supplement should be safe while you are breast-feeding ...Read more

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

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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Is it safe to take 4 benadryl, 50 mg?

Not good idea: This will not kill you but will likely make you very drowsy, thirsty (dry mouth), and/or constipated. It may also lead to rapid heart beats. Why do you feel that you need that many? ...Read more

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Can i take microgestin fe while nursing?

Can i take microgestin fe while nursing?

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

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Is it safe to take omega 3s while nursing?

Is it safe to take omega 3s while nursing?

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

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Is it safe to take emergen-c while nursing?

Is it safe to take emergen-c while nursing?

Emergen-C: Yes it's fine but stay away from othe immune boosters like Airborne. They contain too many other vitamins and herbs that are not good for milk/baby. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin with keratin while nursing ?

Can I take biotin with keratin while nursing ?

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 more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sinus?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and has properties to dry secretions. If you are having sinus congestion from seasonal allergies, this may help alleviate some of your symptoms. It would also help if you have a runny nose. ...Read more

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Can a 12 week old take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can a 12 week old take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: It is not recommended unless there is a serious allergic condition. You should see the doctor to have the baby evaluated before Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is given. You have to know what you are treating. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take a ambian and a Benadryl?

Drug combo.: Generally you do not mix Ambien and Benedryl, Benedryl may make you so tired that you don't need the Ambien. ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with vodka?

Be very careful: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be very sedating, as can alcohol. If you are taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) don't drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

Try not to take: Both at the same time. Melatonin may cause shortness of breath esp. Those with asthma history. Sleep tight! http://www.Christopherhobbs.Com/website/library/articles/article_files/herbs_for_insomnia.Html. ...Read more

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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after drinking?

Not a good idea: How much alcohol was consumed and how long since the last drink. Mixing alcohol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (or any medication) is not a good idea. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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