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Can I take Allegra d and diphenhydramine

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
ANTIHISTAMINES: Both allegra and benadryl (diphenhydramine) are Anti-hitamines, while there is no contraindication , there effects may be additive. Monitor for excess ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes but....: No problem.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but...: 19 yo female taking nasacort, allegra-D and benadryl (diphenhydramine) all together. Yes, it is safe to take these together. For allergies, often a na ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You can do that occasionally, don't exceed dosage, mind you allegra-D can deprive you from sleep, so don't take it in the pm period, and be ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Berson
37 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine differ: They are not. Both are over the counter antihistamines. The similarity ends there. Allegra d contains Pseudoephedrine as a decongestant and fexofenadi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ok to take: Allegra (fexofenadine) D, but will it help your hay fever symptoms, may be, it contains a decongestant as well which may help if you have a blocked ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlikely: Anything is possible, but it is unlikely to be allergic to both medications. Although they are both “antihistamines”, they are very different pharmaco ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not much: They are both antihistamines and would reduce allergic symptoms. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might make him/her a bit sleepy.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Both are effective anti-allergic medications. The major difference is that Allegra has much less tendency to cause sleep, while Benadryl (diphenhydra ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Frey
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: Yes you can! It just may make your sedation from the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) slightly more noticeable.
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