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can I take benadryl and claritin together

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Best not to......: They are both antihistamines, one sedating and one non-sedating, best not to and should be no need to take two antihistamines together at the same tim ... Read More
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Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so i wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together. Wait until one ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
I do: I do it all the time. It can make your mouth dry but that's about it.
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Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: They are both in the same family (antihistamines), but a few people have daytime symptoms so take non-sedating med (like loratadine) and its effect we ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: Depending on what you are treating, i would space them out, take Claritin in the morning and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Benadryl (diphenhydr ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: If your allergies are not controlled with one med alone, stepping up to a different med like flonase, nasonex, etc., will likely help you more than ta ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl/Claritin : If you have really bad allergies yes you can take them together. But you should see an allergy doc if you need to do this frequently.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better avoid: any food (s) that induce symptoms, but you need to define the symptoms, are they itching, rash, hives, shortness of breath that occur within minutes, ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Allergy testing : Your symptoms ay be caused by a number of conditions, including allergic reactions, smoking and possibly even malignancy. Please see your PCP and disc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably yes.: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-co ... Read More

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