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can i take phenylephrine with Diphenhydramine

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Drop phenylephrine: Find a product that does not contain the phenylephrine. For most people , that med is stimulating and will make you stay awake, not help you sleep. Ma ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Children's cold medication not recommended for the under 6 yo crowd. Instead give honey 1 tsp every 4 -6 hours for cough.
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Cold medicine: Check with your pediatrician first: depends if she has any other medical issues. (Also note: Avoid raw honey intake in children under 12 months of age ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Many side effects: The Diphenhydramine can cause sleepiness, dry mouth, problems urinating. It can also raise up your blood pressure. Phenylephrine can cause higher bloo ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Phenylepherine is a decongestant not an antihistaminic, so it won't control itching or 'allergic reaction'. If you can't get benadryl (diphenhydramine ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Relax: He'll likely be a little sleepy but should be okay at that dose.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Multiple mes: Yes- all the meds you mentioned can have additive effects when taken together. Please talk to your doctor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe too much: Maybe too much antihistamine, as the triprolidine and the diphenhydramine are both over-the-counter antihistamines. That could mean drowsiness and dry ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interactions.: This was checked using phenylephrine & Pseudoephedrine Plus (chlorpheniramine / pseudoephedrine). Didn't find any significant interactions. (http ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: Diphenhydramine is the generic name of an antihistamine whose brand name is Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Drugs are usually dosed on body weight and how ... Read More

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