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Can I Take Benadryl While Pregnant
It Should Be Safe: Drugs are rated by FDA by categories A-D & X for pregnancy safety. Cat. A drugs have human randomized studies to show safety (very few drugs like this), Cat. B drugs are thought to be safe from years of use & limited observational studies, Cat. C drugs are unknown or have animal studies suggesting harm, Cat. D drugs are dangerous but can be used if mothers life is at risk. Benadryl is a B. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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Possibly no: Although Benadryl and melatonin are ordinarily safe to take together, and Benadryl is usually safe to take during pregnancy, melatonin is probably not. Melatonin is a natural hormone and the effects of the larger amounts found in supplements on the developing baby is unknown. Discuss the Benadryl with you obstetrician. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Caladryl Not known: Benadryl is categoryb which considered safe during pregnancy, but caladryl is not known. It is an otc topical and if you are now in your second or third trimester, it is a safer time to use if needed. It is concerning during first trimester because organs are being formed and thus higher risk of birth defects. Consult doc if you need meds. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm 7 months pregnant and have chronic urticaria and angieodema. I used to take at lease 500mg of benadryl. What is the max limit for a pregnant woman?
50 mg?: Did you mean 50 mg of benadryl? I have never heard of 500 mg ever being used to treat any condition. 50 mg of Benadryl is considered the usual adult maximum dose and many pregnant women have used this dosing. Benadryl is a category b pregnancy drug which means it has a low likelihood of harming the fetus, but randomized controlled studies have not been performed. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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