Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is Benadryl Allergy Safe During Pregnancy

Share
Dr. Krishna Kumar
4 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Yes you can: But don't exceed recommended dose for either and read the labels carefully. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications. If this combination doesn't work, you may need to see your doctor for assessment and possibly prescription medications, best wishes

3

3
How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a day is safe during pregnancy?

How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a day is safe during pregnancy?

One or two: 25mg capsules should be ok, but confirm that this is ok with your obstetrician.

4

4
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.

6

6
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.

7

7
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.

8

8
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

10

10
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.

11

11
If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate, 50mgpotassium citrate, 1.5mg terbutaline sulphate, 14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Safe for pregnancy?

If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate, 50mgpotassium citrate, 1.5mg terbutaline sulphate, 14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Safe for pregnancy?

Depends: The most susceptible time for the fetus is during the 1st trimester. After that, most allergy medication or cough medications are likely safe. Diphenhydramine has been associated with a slightly higher risk to develop cleft palate when used in the 1st trimester although the incidence is still very low.

12

12
31 days late for period, no pregnancy symptom, frequent unrinating and negative test. On Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Pls help so confuse and frustrated. Thank

31 days late for period, no pregnancy symptom, frequent unrinating and negative test. On Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Pls help so confuse and frustrated. Thank

Not pregnant: If you are not pregnant, missing a period usually results from a failure to ovulate during your last cycle. There can be many reasons for this, including stress, illness, etc. If your periods were always regular before, you should return to normal menses over the next month or two without any treatment.

13

13
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Does flutab (paracetamol 500mg, pseudoephedrine30 mg, diphenhydramine 25mg) cause genetic defects during1 to 2 weeks of pregnancy?

Does flutab (paracetamol 500mg, pseudoephedrine30 mg, diphenhydramine 25mg) cause genetic defects during1 to 2 weeks of pregnancy?

Generally no: But mind you, it is a combination medicine with multiple ingredients, paracetamol and diphenhydramine are relatively safe, category B with pregnancy, pseudoephedrine though is category C, so should be used with more caution. Good that you asked, always caution with multiple medications whether pregnant, breastfeeding or not

16

16
Is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma, and pregnancy? Why?

Is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma, and pregnancy? Why?

Anti-cholinergic: Diphenhydramine's anticholinergic effects are to blame. They cause it to aggravate increased intraocular pressure, and dry secretions in those having asthma attacks, making it hard to clear secretions. Here's a link: http://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20090328145710aa3jfbq the link is wrong about pregnancy, though. It's category b, not c, for pregnancy and considered safer than other meds.

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is it true that diphenhydramine is contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma and pregnancy?

DPH & Asthma, glauco: Diphenhydramine (dph), benadryl, (diphenhydramine) is an antihistaminic having an Atropine like effect, i.e. In asthma is dries up secretions in the bronchi (the respiratory pipes), thus it worsens asthma. In glaucoma it can precipitate an acute angle closure glaucoma, yes it is unwise to use it. On other side effect is lethargy and in pregnancy it is also unwise to unnecessarily sedate the fetus. So, yes yes yes.

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Please explain why is diphenhydramine contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma, acute asthma and pregnancy?

Side effects: Antihistamines like Diphenhydramine have side effects that effect a certain part of the nervous system (cholinergic) which would cause bronchoconstriction, and further closing of the "angle" in glaucoma (angle closure type). If you must take an antihistamine, speak to your physician about antihistamines that do not or minimally affect this system. Good luck.

19

19
Is there any type of allergy medicine that is safe to take during pregnancy? I am 33 weeks pregnant with no current complications.

Is there any type of allergy medicine that is safe to take during pregnancy? I am 33 weeks pregnant with no current complications.

Several: Nasal steroid sprays are great for allergies and are generally safe to use during pregnancy. Budesonide (Rhinocort) is a nasal steroid that has been approved for pregnancy the longest. Some oral antihistamines are also safe for pregnancy like loratadine (Claritin) or cetirizine (Zyrtec) are two that are available over the counter.

Dr. John Chiu
2,606 Doctors shared insights

Allergies (Definition)

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


Dr. John Chiu
1,046 Doctors shared insights

Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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