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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 19:12 PM   1
MTurgeon0530
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Benadryl


Hi Ladies!

Just wondering if anyone has heard anything about taking Benadryl in the 1st trimester? I have been having an awful time with sleep since I got my and don't know how much longer I can take it!

FYI-I have had insomnia for about 12 years and have been on medication just about every night since then. Once I got my on June 27th I discontinued use of all medications. I am not looking to take Benadryl every night or even regularly, but it would be very comforting to know there was something I could take on the rare occasion.

There are sooo many different opinions about this on the web, but I was wondering if anyone had heard anything directly from their doc or midwife about it?

Thanks!



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 19:26 PM   2
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I've heard it's ok to take, but each Dr. has a different opinion. Good luck with it, I've taken it so much my body grew a tolerance to it.



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 19:51 PM   3
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Benadryl is contraindicated as a cough syrup in pregnancy so I would imagine it would also be for sleep. There are some other options which are considered safe. Talk to your gp. Zopiclone is used in pregnancy. Ring a pharmacy as they have special little book which has each medicine categorised into a,b, c or d depending on the safety and it wil tell you the best options. Mothers Milk is another book which lists all meds in relation to pregnancy and breast feeding.



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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 21:40 PM   4
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Benadryl is on my list of meds that are ok during pregnancy(even in the first trimester!)



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 04:59 AM   5
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That's weird. In NZ it's a no no. Maybe it's made differently but i doubt it.



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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 09:02 AM   6
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I was told it was okay to take but that was for allergies and I only took it a handful of times.



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 09:55 AM   7
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I have a "fridge list" from my doctor with all the medication that is safe to take throughout pregnancy, and Benadryl was listed under 3 categories: allergies, insomnia, and cold/cough/congestion.



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 10:06 AM   8
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Benadryl was originally made to be used as a sleep aid.. interesting huh?

My dr told me that I could take this at night.. since I was having trouble sleeping.. and for my allergies. =)



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 10:59 AM   9
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In the UK, Benadryl has a different active ingredient but the ingredient in the US version of Benadryl is sold in the UK as a sleeping tablet called Nytol. It says on their information leaflet that comes with it not to take during pregnancy as it may slightly increase the risk of the baby beng born with a cleft lip & palate



 
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http://women.webmd.com/pregnancy-taking-medicine



 
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