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Is it still ok to take my OTC sleeping pills at 28 weeks pregnant?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: If necessary only.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other otc remedies such as melatonin are ok to use sparingly during pregnancy as needed.
Avoid all unnecessary drug exposure in pregnancy and lactation, though.

In brief: If necessary only.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other otc remedies such as melatonin are ok to use sparingly during pregnancy as needed.
Avoid all unnecessary drug exposure in pregnancy and lactation, though.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Usually OK.

Most otc "sleeping pills" are compounded with benadryl, which is an antihistamine that makes you sleepy.
Talk to your ob, but it is usually ok to take these as directed. I recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, you should avoid advil, motrin, alleve or other nsaid's though.

In brief: Usually OK.

Most otc "sleeping pills" are compounded with benadryl, which is an antihistamine that makes you sleepy.
Talk to your ob, but it is usually ok to take these as directed. I recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, you should avoid advil, motrin, alleve or other nsaid's though.
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