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Dr. Michael Rupp
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Can i take Benadryl while 5weeks pregnant?

Can i take Benadryl 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 is a B. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to take Benadryl while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Benadryl while pregnant?

Yes: It is considered a class b drug in pregnancy, meaning studies have found it safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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33wks pregnant, can I take Benadryl if i need it ? How often and how many mg

Benadryl: Benadryl is safe to take during pregnancy. Take the lowest dose (25 mg) to relieve the symptom. The usual adult dose is 50 mg every 6 hours. ...Read more

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8 weeks 4 day's pregnant. Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydromine)?

8 weeks 4 day's pregnant.  Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydromine)?

Yes. : Benadryl is often used in the first trimester for allergy symptoms, and sometimes for pregnancy associated nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Coleman
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I am almost 30 week pregnant can I take melatonin and Benadryl together?

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 more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Is it safe to take Benadryl and caladryl while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Benadryl and  caladryl while pregnant?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Is it ok to take Benadryl if pregnant and currently taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism?

Is it ok to take Benadryl if pregnant and currently taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism?

Yes.: No problem - talk to your obstetrician to see if Benadryl is best choice and do not drive or operate heavy machines while drowsy. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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


Benadryl (Definition)

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