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Can Pregnant Women Take Benadryl Allergy
Would it be possible that a pregnant woman take benadryl/antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction or help allergy induced asthma?
Yes & No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy & may be used to treat allergic conditions like allergic rhinitis or hives. Antihistamines like Benadryl are not effective for itching not associated with a rash. This can be due to pregnancy-related liver problems. Talk to your OB about that. Benadryl is also not effective for asthma. There are safe asthma drugs to use while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I took zyrtec about 6 hours ago. Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now? I am 29 weeks pregnant. Allergies are too great for me to handle.
Is it safe to take equate allergy formula while pregnant? It has diphenhydramine hydrochloride caplets 25mg
Risk?: There is no safety data on pregnancy but I am unaware of any reported fetal issues associated with its use. Thus whether you should take the risk would depend on the stage of pregnancy (less in the last 3 months) and the risk/benefit ratio of other options. You need to discuss with your OB doc re. The pros and cons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a gluten allergy & if I eat pasta I'll break out in hives. I have to keep Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & an epi pen w/ me. I'm pregnant & craving raviolis...help!
I always eat papaya, but I just had some now and my throat itches but I am 6 weeks pregnant could this be allergy? If so it's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?
Four: Diphenhydramine (generic of benadryl) 25 mg, 1 tab, every 4 hours, is the usual starting dose. If you are not controlled and not sedated you can increase to 2 tabs every 4 hours. A better alternative is Cetirizine 10 mg, 1 tab, once day. Studies show Cetirizine 10 mg, once a day is therapeutically equivalent to Diphenhydramine 25 mg, 3-4x/day with much less, if any, sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 mnths pregnant with bad allergies is it ok if I take bendryl ? If so hw often witg seasional allergies I need relief
Yes but better meds: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe but sedating and has to be taken every 4-6 hours. Cetirizine (generic zyrtec) is safe in pregnancy, especially at 8 months, causes minimal, if any sedation and only has to be taken once a day. Usual dose of 10 mg at bedtime is as effective as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg, 3-4 times per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am pregnant and having a severe bout of allergies im 21 weeks and have already taken zyrtec (cetirizine) and tylonal sinus today. can I take benedryl before bed?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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