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Old 03-07-2005, 08:05 PM   #1
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Benadryl in the first trimester!

I had an allergic reaction and developed severe hives and angioedema and the went to the ER where i was given benadryl. I took a total of about 350mg over a course of 4 days. Im 9 weeks pregnant right now, this was about 10 days ago, so i was at the end of the 7th week when this happened. I read online about increased oral palates vs safety, and i see different things everywhere!! Im worried because cleft palate develops at the end of the 7th week, exactly when i took the benadryl. The doctors say its ok, but until i have a scan and know for sure, im going crazy. Has anyone taken benadryl at 7 weeks???

 
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

I took benadryl all through my first pregnancy because I had allergies to everything, and my son turned out great. My doctor also told me to take diphenhydramine (same active ingredient as benadryl) this pregnancy for insomnia. I am 6 months, and u/s's looked great. I think it's a pretty safe drug. I wouldn't worry so much, the beginning part of pregnancy is challenging and stressful enough, without added worries about all the stuff you did before you knew you were pregnant.
Congratulations, and good luck for a healthy and uneventful pregnancy!

 
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

Thank you all this stuff u read really drives you crazy!!

 
Old 03-08-2005, 10:34 AM   #4
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

Yep took it almost daily (Since I fell pregnant over the summer and I got allergies)....and they said the palate looked fine at our U/S..

 
Old 03-09-2005, 01:05 PM   #5
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

My OB told me I could take it when I needed to for insomnia. I did with my first pg and she's perfect!

 
Old 04-04-2005, 07:45 PM   #6
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

anyone else have any experience with this?? im 13 weeks now and still worried about this, im waiting for 18 weeks so i can have a high resolution scan and ease my mind about it!!! Help!

 
Old 04-05-2005, 12:04 PM   #7
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

i was told also to take benadryl when i couldnt sleep
i dont think its an unsafe prego med , seems los of us have been told its safe

 
Old 04-10-2005, 02:52 PM   #8
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

Hi there! I had to come off anxiety medication when I found out I was pregnant. I spoke to several doctors (OB and psych) that told me bendryl is perfectly safe to use during pregnancy (to help me manage insomnia and other symptoms related to coming off anti-anxiety meds). From what I've heard OBs really like benadryl...

 
Old 04-17-2005, 07:39 PM   #9
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

dasy9, did u use the benadryl in the first trimester?? im so paranoid!!! cant wait to schedule the high resolution scan and ease my mind!

 
Old 05-05-2005, 06:42 PM   #10
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Re: Benadryl in the first trimester!

im going for the high resolution scan on tuesday and imsooooo worried, i forgot to say that i also took claritin for a week!! anyone take claritin in the first trimester???

 
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