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Is Benadryl safe to take during a pregnancy?

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According to Drugs.com, Benadryl is not expected to cause harm to an unborn baby. However, Benadryl should not be taken during pregnancy without first consulting a doctor. Benadryl should not be taken while breastfeeding unless discussed with a doctor first, as infants are sensitive to antihistamine effects.

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According to Drugs.com, Benadryl is used in the treatment of sneezing, runny rose, itching and watery eyes, hives, rashes and other symptoms of the common cold and allergies. This medication may also be used in the treatment of motion sickness and mild forms of Parkinson disease. Individuals over the age of 60 are more likely to experience side effects from Benadryl and may require a lower dose.

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