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diphenhydramine vs pseudoephedrine

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Benadry is the brand name for diphenhydramine, an antihistamine. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant. So definitely a different medication.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Sudafed: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine (blocks the histamine receptor) and sudafed is a decongestant. Basically sudafed grabs a hold of the bl ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Psuedoephedrine is a sympathomimetic which may rev you up a bit. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine (antiallergy) medication with some sedating prop ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medical questions: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, good for allergies and to lessen the drainage during an upper respiratory infection. Sudafed is a dec ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Sudafed is a decongestant and benedryl is an anti-histamine.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
18 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid decongestants: Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) can cause irritability and high blood pressure in children but doesn't seem to actually help with congestion until puberty. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Every 6 hours: It is OK to use both together. Do not use either one more than 4 times in a 24 hour period (every 6 hours). Of course, follow the directions on the bo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
30 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ins an antihistamine, and sudafed is a decongestant. There is no problem taking them together at their recommended dos ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
32 years experience Psychiatry
No : All these medications are known to raise blood pressure. Check with your primary care physician what is the best treatment for you. Avoid self-medica ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is Sedative: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a very long lasting sedative. That is why there are now three non-sedating anti-histamines available over the counter... ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Nothing serious: Nothing serious iat 31 yrs age if there is no asthma or ulcer.Just dryness or fatigue can occur.

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