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is benadryl okay when pregnant?

Is it okay to take benadryl while you are pregnant? I have trouble breathing at night because of my sinus head cold/allergies. I don't noramlly like to take anything medications, but I need some relief. Just wondering if it's good or bad. Thanks!
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278664 tn?1319843759
Personally I would call and ask my dr, so I would give the same advice for you.  
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How far along are you?
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280369 tn?1316705641
I am 15 weeks along...
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187316 tn?1386360282
Mine personally said no but every doctor is different. Like degriffdog said ask your doctor.
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311053 tn?1203459505
when i was pregnant i had such bad allergies my doc gave me childrens benadryl and i was 15 weeks but you should  still ask your doc.
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280369 tn?1316705641
Ok. Thanks so much.
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mine dr said "no". but it doesn't hurt to call the nurses at a hospital and ask them. they should be able to answer your questions about medications and pregnancy.
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My doctor said it was fine to take benadryl (not benadryl D, just reg benadryl), it was on our approved list of meds for pregnancy.
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867191 tn?1239415756

Condition


Safe Medications to Take During Pregnancy*

Allergy


Benadryl

Cold and Flu


Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Tylenol Cold
Warm salt/water gargle
Saline nasal drops or spray

Sudafed, Actifed, Dristan, Neosynephrine*

Robitussin DM, Trind-DM, Vicks Cough Syrup, Romilar, Halls*

*Do not take "SA" (sustained action) forms of these drugs or the "Multi-Symptom" forms of these drugs.

Constipation


Metamucil
Citrucil
Fiberall/Fibercon
Colace
Milk of Magnesia
Senekot

Diarrhea


For 24 hours, only after 12 weeks of pregnancy:
Kaopectate
Immodium

Parepectolin

First Aid Ointment


J & J

Bacitracin

Neosporin

Headache


Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Heartburn


Maalox
Mylanta
Tums
Riopan
Titralac
Gaviscon

Hemorrhoids


Preparation H

Anusol

Tucks

Witch hazel

Nausea and Vomiting


Vitamin B6 100 mg tablet
Emetrol (if not diabetic)

Emetrex
Sea bands

Rashes


Hydrocortisone cream or ointment
Caladryl lotion or cream
Benadryl cream

Oatmeal bath (Aveeno)

Yeast Infection


Monistat or Terazol

Do not insert applicator too far
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722070 tn?1246028574
my dr said it was okay to take it...when i was in the hospital once during this pregnancy they gave it to me to help me sleep..so i dont see why not..even the list of "safe meds to take during pregnancy" said you can take it..you know you can also take claritin or how ever you spell it.
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My doctor said it was ok.  My uncle is a pediatrician and he also said it was ok.  I took it last time I was pregnant when my allergies were horrible!  So far the pollen is just starting in this area now, so I havent had to take anything yet, but I am sure I will!
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419158 tn?1316575204
I have taken 1 benadryl every night for the last 2 pregnancys because my allergys (allergies) are so bad at night. My doc has ok'ed it and I have never had any problems. Like a few other posters has said, make sure its regular benadryl.  It also helps you fall asleep. I usually take mine a bedtime and it helps with the snezzing and sometimes the congestion. You can try saline nasal spray too, it will help clear you up. My doctor has said no to any type of nasal spray thats medicated but the plain ol saline water is ok.
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