Pregnancy is the time when the woman body is most
vulnerable and prone to a number of illnesses and allergies. Most of the women
spend sleepless nights because of a few health problems. Due to some changes in
the body, the immune system gets highly affected.
When a pregnant woman is suffering from cough and
cold, they tend to take market based cough syrups like Benadryl which is a type
of antihistamine. This is in fact a quick remedy to cold, cough, watery eyes,
itching and other related allergies but is it safe for everyone?
It is mandatory to take the recommendations of the
doctors before taking Benadryl as it is a form of B drug and quite risky during
pregnancy. Benadryl also leads to dizziness and drowsiness. It is always
suggested to stay back at home after taking the medicine. Let us talk about a
few side effects of Benadryl during pregnancy:
Diphenhydramine present in Benadryl can cause
hypersensitivity resulting in eczema, rashes and pruritis.
Benadryl can cause insomnia, blurred vision,
light-headedness, spatial and mental disorientation, hallucinations, loss of
appetite and nervousness as it has the sedative qualities in it. Moreover, it
can also lead to a long term depression among the women.
Benadryl can increase the risk of fetal morbidity.
Benadryl can have negative impact on the
gastrointestinal and cardiovascular activities. Pregnant women can suffer from
dry mouth, nausea, hypertension, palpitations, headaches, vomiting etc.
Baby has the
possibility of having palate or cleft lip if the mother takes Benadryl in the