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Is it okay for me to take Benadryl while I am pregnant?

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amyd477

Asked by amyd477 at 9:03 PM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • My doctor told me I could take it, I have chronic hives and am 32 weeks.
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 9:04 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I don't think so. It will say on the box but you better ask your Dr. I'd say NO from what I remember.
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 9:04 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Yes. Google it, it is on the 'Safe' list.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:05 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Try asking YOUR DOCTOR!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Benadryl and Tylenol are the two main go-to meds for pregnant women. Ask your doctor if you have questions.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 9:07 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • yes i got a list of things i could take from my doctor and that was one of them
    Lynnsae

    Answer by Lynnsae at 9:08 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Try not being CONDESCENDING.

    The doctor's office isn't open right now... Chill.

    All of this information is available from reputable medical sources online. When in doubt, Google.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:09 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I had terrible allergies. I used Benedryl, but only when I was extremely bad. I really tried not to use anything, but if you must, I think it's OK.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 9:14 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Ask your doctor. You cannot take the advice of the masses on medication, especially when you're pregnant. Because we don't know what restrictions your doctor has for you. Your doctor might suggest you not take it due to something they've noticed with your pregnancy. Or they might suggest something else that's better. Just talk to your doctor before taking any medication.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:21 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • The dr. let me take it but she told me to take a children's dose. It was enough to help plus I fell asleep and didn't recall the next 4 hours lol.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 9:24 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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