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Can I take over-the-counter sleeping pills while pregnant?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: OTC

Most otc contain Diphenhydramine which can stick to your brain for 72 hours and affect judgement and memory and also cause antihistamine anticholinergic side effects, try self hypnosis apps, cbti and consult OB in conjunction with sleep specialist for the safest option.

In brief: OTC

Most otc contain Diphenhydramine which can stick to your brain for 72 hours and affect judgement and memory and also cause antihistamine anticholinergic side effects, try self hypnosis apps, cbti and consult OB in conjunction with sleep specialist for the safest option.
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably ok

Most otc sleep aids contain diphenhydramine, a common antihistamine that causes drowsiness as a side effect.
Look closely to verify that this is what you are taking.If so it is considered safe in pregnancy.If there are several other ingredients you might want to just buy some benedryl in the 50 mg size as i wouldn't know the safety of the other stuff.

In brief: Probably ok

Most otc sleep aids contain diphenhydramine, a common antihistamine that causes drowsiness as a side effect.
Look closely to verify that this is what you are taking.If so it is considered safe in pregnancy.If there are several other ingredients you might want to just buy some benedryl in the 50 mg size as i wouldn't know the safety of the other stuff.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

You can take Benadryl or tylenol (acetaminophen) pm sparingly.
If you are having sleeping problems, talk to your doctor. Generally you should avoid taking unnecessary medications while pregnant.

In brief: Yes

You can take Benadryl or tylenol (acetaminophen) pm sparingly.
If you are having sleeping problems, talk to your doctor. Generally you should avoid taking unnecessary medications while pregnant.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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