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How long should I wait to take antihistamines after drinking

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Only newer kind: The new-generation antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra possess virtually no sedating effect and i don't see any problem with it. I... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Yes, you can!: Good morning, yes, you can drink cholate when having symptoms of cold. You can take an antihistamine for relief of congestion. Steam inhalation may ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes and yes: Hoping you feel better. Antihistamines aren't really for colds, if that's what you have. Pseudoephedrine's helpful for a cold so long as you use only ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Likely ok: It is likely ok although mild drowsiness may occur for some people from combining both antihistamines.
A member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Usually: but the older antihistamines (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenhydramine) etc) tends to cause additive drowsiness effect to alochol. A rule of thumb ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Avoid coffee: Obviously you are reacting to something in the coffee. You can change brands and see if that helps. If the symptoms persist, then try tea or some ot... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
No: 20 mg of hydrocodone is a good dose. No alcohol for 8 hours if i were you.
A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Minimal info here: You don't really say enough to be certain - but - if it was a standard OTC like benadryl - and you took the directed amount and you take no other medi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
after 12 hours it is fine to have a drink. Most antihistamines are cleared from your body, unless they are the long acting, either way there should be... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at ... Read More

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