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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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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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 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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Can i take diphenhydramine if I am breastfeeding?

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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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?

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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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 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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How long after drinking at least 4 oz of whisky is mixed drinks is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

That's a lot: Taking 25 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be like having consumed 1-2 extra oz of whiskey in term of drowsiness effect. If you have previously consumed 6 oz of whiskey without problem, this may be ok. However if you had never drunk this much, then I would be cautious with the Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

With caution: Although technically no drug-drug interactions are listed for the 2, both cause sedation & might have an additive effect. Be sure how the combination will affect you before operating machinery or driving. People have been cited for dui from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) alone. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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Benadryl (Definition)

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