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

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

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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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for a sleep aid during pregnancy?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for a sleep aid during pregnancy?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be taken safely in pregnancy for sleep if the problem is falling asleep. It is unlikely to help if the problem is staying asleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg liquid capsule for severe itchiness and rashes on my tummy during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg liquid capsule for severe itchiness and rashes on my tummy during pregnancy?

Safe: It is felt to be safe particularly if you are in the last trimester. Studies have not shown any risk in any trimester. ...Read more

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Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any effect on the baby during early pregnancy?

Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any effect on the baby during early pregnancy?

Unlikely: it is pregnancy category B drug, which means: animal studies failed to show any harm to fetuses, but no controlled human studies, usually it safe to use, but don't exceed recommended dosage, and use it for the least time needed, goodluck ...Read more

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I'm getting mixed answers so i want to know if it's safe to take diphenhydramine in the first trimester of pregnancy and or after?

I'm getting mixed answers so i want to know if it's safe to take diphenhydramine in the first trimester of pregnancy and or after?

Safe : Otc in different formulations, make sure not 2 exceed recommended dose, read labels, it is present in many cold medicines, it is pregnancy category b, generally recognized as safe. ...Read more

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Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) everyday cause pregnancy problems? Are taking for chronic hives.

Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) everyday cause pregnancy problems? Are taking for chronic hives.

Probably safe.: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is class B which means it has been found safe to take during pregnancy. You should still discuss this with your OB doctor since your health situation could make a difference. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a treatment for your symptoms but does not explain why you are getting hives. This should be investigated. Chronic hives can be a simple problem or very complex and a sign of other disease. ...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