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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while 5weeks pregnant?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while 5weeks 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 (diphenhydramine) is a B. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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WHEN PREGNANT WHAT ALL KINDS OF MEDICINE YOU CAN TAKE FOR PAIN OTHER THAN TYNONOL IS BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) SAFE AND OKAY TO TAKE?

Yes: Antihistamines are considered generally safe for pregnancy. Obviously nothing is 100% safe and thus one should avoid medications which are not absolutely necessary especially within the first 16-20 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take during pregnancy?

Standard dosing : Typically patients patients can take 25mg every 6 hours as needed. If you need to take more than that, or for a longer sustained period than a week, then discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am almost 30 week pregnant can I take melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Possibly no: Although Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin are ordinarily safe to take together, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 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 (diphenhydramine) with you obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and caladryl while pregnant?

Caladryl Not known: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 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 more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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


Benadryl (Definition)

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