can i take benadryl while pregnant

Can I take benadryl and prednisone while pregnant?

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Yes


There would not be a problem with either medication.
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8 wks 4 day's pregnant. Can I take Benadryl (Diphenhydromine)?

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Dr. Liza H. Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Yes.


Benadryl is often used in the first trimester for allergy symptoms, and sometimes for pregnancy associated nausea.
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33wks pregnant, can i take benadryl if i need it ? how often and how many mg

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Benadryl is a "category B" medication which means there has been some testing and no reported problems. Follow the directions on the bottle and take only what you really need. If it is not helping, stop taking it and consult your doctor.
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I took Zyrtec about 6 hours ago. Can I take Benadryl now? I am 29 weeks pregnant. Allergies are too great for me to handle.

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Yes


Both of these medications are safe in pregnancy. Hope you feel better soon. Can try some nasal saline drops as well.
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Is it safe to take Benadryl while pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
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Benadryl is considered safe in pregnancy. Some people take it for congestion or allergies. It can make folks sleepy however. If you have trouble sleeping, Benadryl may be a big help.
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I am almost 30 week pregnant can I take melatonin and Benadryl together?

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Dr. Charles C. Coleman
Sleep Medicine

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.
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I am 18 wks pregnant and have developed a horrible rash. Ob said I could take 2 Benadryl . Can I take a Pepcid as well?

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Dr. Thomas S. Dardarian
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H2 Blockers have been studied in pregnancy multiple times and noted to be completely safe.
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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to take Benadryl

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Benadryl is considered a safe medication for pregnant women to take.
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Is it safe to take benadryl and caladryl while pregnant?

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There is no problem.
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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

Is it ok to take benadryl if pregnant and currently taking Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology
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Yes


Levothyroxine will not cause any problems with an antihistamine. However; the benadryl is not the best antihistamine to use with pregnancy. There are others that are safer such as claritin but your trimester determines whether you can use it or not. Please discuss with doctor any medications before you take them
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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No problem - talk to your obstetrician to see if Benadryl is best choice and do not drive or operate heavy machines while drowsy.

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