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can you take benadryl with claritin

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There is no interaction. Since Claritin (loratadine) does not cause drowsiness side effects should not be a problem. However, if Claritin (loratadine ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
2 antihistamines: Even though both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin are both antihistamines, there should not be significant interaction or side effects if taken ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in 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
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not really: These are both antihistamines. If both are needed then physician guidance should be sought.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mixed antihistamines: You can but the benedryl can make you very sleepy. Men with prostate issues could experience difficult urination. See an allergist or ENT doc for defi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There is no interaction. Since Claritin does not cause drowsiness side effects should not be a problem. However, if Claritin is not solving the probl ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience in 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: No problem if not allergic to them.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Claritin (loratadine) and Benadry: Hello. You can take both. Dedications at the recommended doses on the same day.

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