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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding? Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding? Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?

? safe: You want to avoid it during breastfeeding as it is gets to breast milk. If you take one dose, it won't probably be harmful, it would stay in your system for about 9-18 hours, a long time to avoid breast feeding, confer with your doctor for an alternative to control your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Yes, but: Something like Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) would have less effect on the milk volume you make and would not cause sedation in the baby. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while breastfeeding?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to a temporary decrease in breastmilk supply but usually it is minor unless you take a lot or for a long time. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I am breastfeeding and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) fir the allergies?

Breast Feeding: Small, occasional doses of Diphenhydramine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply. This is taken from the drug and lactation database web site where you can search for drugs. Search for Diphenhydramine. Link: http://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen? Lact. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine hci ok to use while breastfeeding?

Diphenhydramine hci ok to use while breastfeeding?

Considered OK...: Most physicians consider Diphenhydramine (aka benadryl) to be safe while breast feeding. There are some anecdotal reports suggesting that Diphenhydramine may affect milk supply, but data is lacking. Diphenhydramine could cause a little bit of sedation or fussiness (both are not harmful) in baby, but most infants are not affected. Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated if you have cold. ...Read more

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Can I take diphenhydramine if I am breastfeeding?

Yes: It is potentially sedating and some have concerns that it can decrease volume. Most suggest the long acting non sedating antihistamines like Loratadine or fexofenadine as a better alternative during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Was just stung by a wasp, wondering if any antihistamines would be safe to take while breastfeeding or should I just ride out the swelling?

Was just stung by a wasp, wondering if any antihistamines would be safe to take while breastfeeding or should I just ride out the swelling?

Most antihistamines: ...Are acceptable while breastfeeding. On the other hand, they may not be very effective for a wasp sting.

http://firstaid. Webmd. Com/allergy-insect-sting-treatment. ...Read more

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I'm taking clindamycin for an infection on my face. 3 capsules 3 times a day for 5 days 150mg yesterday after my first dose My body started itching. No rashes but it itches I'm afraid to take benadryl since I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter.?

I'm taking clindamycin for an infection on my face. 3 capsules 3 times a day for 5 days 150mg yesterday after my first dose My body started itching. No rashes but it itches I'm afraid to take benadryl since I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter.?

Benadryl safe: Benadryl is safe to use while breastfeeding although it may decrease the volume of breastmilk produced. However you should contact your doctor who prescribed the clindamycin and let them know you are itching. You may need to stop the clindamycin and switch to another antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can my wife take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for insomnia if she is breast feeding?

Alternative: First, its great that she is breastfeeding. Appreciate her a lot for that. She could take a couple of doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) without sig risk neg effect on baby (10% irritability, . ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Vicodin?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Vicodin?

It is safe: However, taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Vicodin could increase the chances of central nervous system and respiratory depression. Always ask your physician for advice in weighing the dangers against the benefits. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy. Some people take it for congestion or allergies. It can make folks sleepy however. If you have trouble sleeping, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be a big help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both zyrtec and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Not a good choice: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a short acting antihistamine. Zyrtec is a long acting antihistamine. You may overdose if taking both at the same time or taking both in the same day. Consider a better allergy medication if zyrtec is not working well or if you have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) longer than 5 days. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cla softgels with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is it safe to take cla softgels with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

CLA + Benadrul: Cla conjugated linoleic acid has not known drug-drug interactions with benadryl (diphenhydramine). But do note that both products have inactive ingredients and sometimes these interact and are not so inactive. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every day for allergies?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every day for allergies?

YES!!: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) taken properly is pretty benign and can be taken for chronic allergies. As long as it works and you do not exceed the recommend dose. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also in many over the counter sleep medications so be careful to not double dose! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

Is it safe to take zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

No: Both zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) belong to the same class of medicines called antihistamines. Taking both at the same time would be taking a double dose of medicine.
Zyrtec is taken once every 12 hours, whereas Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is taken every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nighttime safe to take during first trimester?

Probably: One should try to avoid taking any medications during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is likely ok given its long safety profile. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give children Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep when they're 10yo?

Sleep: No. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Diphenhydramine can stick to the brain for 3 days impairing motor and skilled performance, judgment and memory etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give an 11-year-old child Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to sleep?

Is it safe to give an 11-year-old child Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to sleep?

NO: Benadryl/ Diphenhydramine is a medication used to decrease allergic reaction and not a medication for sleep. Sleep is a side effect if the medication. Other side effects include heart arrhythmia, nervous system dysfunction and more. ...Read more

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Is it safer to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine while taking tramadol 75-100mg?

Is it safer to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine while taking tramadol 75-100mg?

Neither is better: Since both of the drugs have sedating effects, the choice would depend on which sedates you less or more (depending on your goal). Neither interacts with tramadol otherwise. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 0.5mg Klonopin during the day and 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?

Is it safe to take 0.5mg Klonopin during the day and 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Is not usually recommended for daily use nor for insomnia. If you are using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for insomnia, it would be worth discussing with your physician both sleep best practices, as well as other potential options for sleep. ...Read more

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6 shots of alcohol mixed drinks been about 6 hours since last drink is it safe to take a benadryl?

6 shots of alcohol mixed drinks been about 6 hours since last drink is it safe to take a benadryl?

Better choices: Benadryl is sedating and adding that to alcohol magnifies the effect. The average rate of alcohol metabolism is 1 drink per hour, but many things effect that (male/ female, weight, race, food eaten with it) taking it to sleep is probably ok but for allergies a non sedating antihistamine like Claritin is a better choice. Avoid it altogether if you are driving. Be safe. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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Benadryl (Definition)

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