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?
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.
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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