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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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Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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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?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes, if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or any allergy medicine is the last option. Stop taking it immediately when baby develops these symptoms: prolonged sleep, difficult to arouse, becomes irritable, refuses to feed and has erratic breathing == and don't forget to call 911 or your pediatrician. ...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

Benadryl (Definition)

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