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Avandaryl allergy medication

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works well but can be sedating, or paradoxically might cause hyperactivity. Claritin is a nice alternative, working for 24... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Varies some: Claritin (loratadine), (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec are once daily meds and each work well on some kids and not others. The Claritin (loratadine) a... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) : Allergy medicines are usully antihistamines first generation antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) often make people sleepy. Second genera... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Many choices: There is no magic pill out there and it all depends on what symptoms your are trying to treat. A decongestant for a cold or flu is available is many d... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Probably not: I occasionally use Benedryl in a infant if they get hives with a food reaction. Beyond that, antihistamines have little use in early childhood. Small ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Cold & allergy: You need to read the contents of the cold medicines. Soem already have allergy medicines inside of them as well. You shouls take your medicines you ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Not Safe: Overdosing on sedative antihistamines to get high is definitely concerning and should be addressed. Taking too many of these pills can alter your cogn... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Bates
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Probably not: Drug manufacturers are required to put an expiration date on their products that gives a window of time when the drug formulation will be adequately p... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Try Melatonin: If you use Benedryl or some other OTC allergy medication to fall asleep once in awhile it won't hurt you. However, its not a perfect solution. These... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Not a common cause: Other than steroids, I am not aware of any common allergy drugs that are associated with the development of gynecomastia. For a list of some medicati... Read More
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