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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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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Ibprofen while pregnant safe?

Ibprofen while pregnant safe?

Not at 30 weeks.: Ibuprofen is fda pregnancy category d. It could harm your unborn child if taken during the last trimester. ...Read more

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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe during pregnancy?

Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It is a category b medication, indicating that it is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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

Caladryl Not known: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is categoryb which considered safe during pregnancy, but caladryl is not known. It is an otc topical and if you are now in your second or third trimester, it is a safer time to use if needed. It is concerning during first trimester because organs are being formed and thus higher risk of birth defects. Consult doc if you need meds. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take expired benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is it safe to take expired benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication. ...Read more

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Is Unisom safe to take while pregnant?

Is Unisom safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: Yes it is. The formulation with doxylamine may also help with morning sickness. ...Read more

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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while 5weeks pregnant?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while 5weeks pregnant?

It Should Be Safe: Drugs are rated by FDA by categories A-D & X for pregnancy safety. Cat. A drugs have human randomized studies to show safety (very few drugs like this), Cat. B drugs are thought to be safe from years of use & limited observational studies, Cat. C drugs are unknown or have animal studies suggesting harm, Cat. D drugs are dangerous but can be used if mothers life is at risk. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a B. ...Read more

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Is theraflu safe to take while pregnant?

Is theraflu safe to take while pregnant?

Yes unless high BP: Theraflu and other similar cold medicines are safe in pregnancy. Avoid sudafed or the products that contain Pseudoephedrine if you have high blood pressure. Use the sugar free versions if you have gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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Is Claritin (loratadine) d safe to take if pregnant?

Is Claritin (loratadine) d safe to take if pregnant?

Pregnancy Category C: There 5 categories: a, b, c, d, and x. A being safe. B known to be safe by animal studies/results, and some human studies showing same. C --use with caution as animal studies=no risk, but human study not available. D=high risk, use only in emergency. X=definite risk--do not use. If u are in your second trimester, it is likely ok to use for short time. Consult doc. Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe for pregnant woman?

Is nauzene safe for pregnant woman?

Yes: Nausene is citric acid and sugar which is similar to hard candy like jolly rancher. It does have some artificial sweetener also which could be problematic if overdone. It is rated Cat C meaning that it has not been tested and found to be safe. ...Read more

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Is toradol safe when pregnant?

Is toradol safe when pregnant?

Not recommended : From the: http://www.Drugs.Com/toradol.Html fda pregnancy category c. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Taking toradol during labor can increase the risk of bleeding during childbirth. Do not take this medication during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to. ...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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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: It will be fine to take while you are pregnant, however if used too often for sleep, after awhile your body may not feel well rested. Frequent use of Diphenhydramine (benadryl or the 'pm' part of tylenol (acetaminophen) pm) can disrupt your ability to reach deep rem sleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylonal pm while pregnant?

Is it safe to take tylonal pm while pregnant?

Yes: If you have a headache or some trouble sleeping, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm as the package insert says. If you need to take this medication though every night, you may want to discuss the problem you are having with your obstetrician. If you are having headaches later in the pregnancy, you need your blood pressure etc checked. Tell your OB at your next visit that you are taking this med. ...Read more

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IS nyquil and dayquil safe to take while 9weeks 5days pregnant??

IS nyquil and dayquil safe to take while 9weeks 5days pregnant??

No, read the label: No it is not. If you read the label there is a huge amount of alcohol in those products not conducive to your fetus and pregnancy. I have often wondered why there is no tax label on Nyquil which could easily be sold in liquor stores with a "proof rating". ...Read more

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