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different types of antihistamines

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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly OK.: It probably won't hurt you, but you gotta wonder if it is helping you. I can imagine combinations of a topical antihistamine, a good general non seda ... Read More
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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a good idea: Unless specifically instructed by an allergist. I have only seen people on more than one antihistamine for severe recurrent hives (urticaria). Taking ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
37 years experience Psychiatry
Strong antihistamine: Doxepin is an effective but sedating tricyclic antidepressant. This drug's sedating effect is significantly due to its powerful antihistamine effects. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: It is not a good idea because of the increased risk of side effects from taking multiple similar meds.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not necessarily: Most people will tolerate a different antihistamine even if they had a reaction to another. The exception might be antihistamines such as zyrtec and x ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A few hours: Claritin (loratadine) should start working within a couple of hours. If it doesn't not help at all, then switching to another won't do you much good. ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: but why? is it because a side effect of the drug, like itching? if so, better stop the Acamprosate and call/see your doctor, wish you well
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Why taking antihistamine? When you see the dr be prepared to name all antihistamines tried. Exact names. It is possible but very unlikely to get hives ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hydroxyzine: Increase in weight and appetite are known side effects of hydroxyzine.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
DETAILS?????: What are you treating? Which antihistamines? How many of each? There are easy answers after the details are given. No answer is possible without this ... Read More
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