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Is It Okay If I Am Breastfeeding And Taking Benadryl 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am pregnant and I have cergulage is ok to take Allegra (fexofenadine) for allergy is my first pills?
I'm pregnant and normally i would take zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies, is this a medicine i can still take while pregnant?
I have a sinus inflammation. Is it ok to take Zyrtec (cetirizine) if I am breastfeeding? If not, is there anything better I could take?
A few options: The OTC Rhinocort of Nasonex (mometasone) are often a better choice since they never enter your milk and do have an anti-inflammatory effect. Nasal saline washes are also a help. Non-sedating daily antihistamines like loritadine or fexofenadine have larger molecules and do not transfer in significant amounts into your milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am pregnant and took my otc zyrtec this morning. Now my nose is stopped up, is it safe to go ahead and take a dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) @ 8p?
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Dermatographia is hive-like skin lesion that occurs after you scratch your skin. Those skin lesions usually last for about 30 minutes. You don't need to take medications except when you are symptomatic or the hives does not resolve. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is pregnancy category b meaning animal studies showing it is safe in pregnancy but we don't have human data. You can take zyrtec (cetirizine) if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes as long as: you are not allergic to any of the components of Dayquil and are not on any other medications that may interact with the medication. Dayquil is relatively safe to take if you have no history of uncontrolled high blood pressure as sometimes the decongestant portion of the medication can raise your blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay if I drink Coldrex? I also use Zyrtec (cetirizine) for my rhinitis. Is there any interactiom?
No and yes: No you cannot take two different Meds with antihistamines in it and yes they can have serious additive side effects. ...Read more
Im currently taking minocycline for my skin. Is it bad if I drink alcohol while taking this medicine?
Not a good idea: Minocycline may interfere with alcohol. It is a good idea to limit your alcohol intake for the period of time that you are on minocycline. Check with your prescribing physician to confirm what they recommend and what to look for when alcohol and minocycline are combined. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am currently on septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and toredol. I developed a cold, is it okay to take neocitran? If not, what can I take?
Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) with cold: Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic. If you have multiple non-focal symptoms (i.e. Cough, congestion etc) it is most likely a virus that septa will not help. Toradol is similar to Ibuprofen and will reduce symptoms related to inflammation such a sore throat. Unfortunately there is not cure for virus, symptomatic treatment is best. ...Read more
Nyquil: Nyquil is usually a combination of tyelenol, anhistamine, dextromethorphan and possibly phenylephrine. Tyelenol and motrin serve largely the same function so there is no need to add combine motrin with nyquil. Otherwise, these medications are safe to take with oseltamavir or "Tamiflu" Be sure to get plenty of rest and wash your hands to prevent spread of the flu. ...Read more
If I get severe irritability when I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it still ok to take occasionally when having an allergic reaction? Safe to take?
Is it ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if pregnant and currently taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism?
Im always sneezing and my nose is itching and like i have cold.gone if i take claritine.is it safe always taking anti allergy medecine??
Other meds may help: For most patient, taking an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra is safe. This may not be the most effective therapy for what sounds like chronic allergic rhinitis. Nasal steroids are frequently prescribed to control the inflammation. An allergy evaluation may be helpful to identity potential triggers, which could be avoided or even treated with allergy shots. ...Read more
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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