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Benadryl Pregnancy


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Is Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is B. It is advised that you: Probably safe

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

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  • Risks
  • Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) passes into the breast milk of nursing mothers and can cause harm to newborn babies. Don't use Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) if you're breastfeeding.
Source: FDA package insert