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how long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking allergy pills

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Never: Most over-the counter allergy pills can cause some amount of sedation. Even "non-sedating antihistamines " such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra ma ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on pill: In general shouldn't drink at all that day but really depends on which type of pill. Often the label will tell you.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
44 years experience Pharmacology
Alcohol: Because many allergy medications can cause drowsiness, even the non-drowsy ones, it is not a good idea to drink alcohol while on one of the systemic a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and no: Ingestion of alcohol is not recommended when taking antihistamines that can produce drowsiness and slowed reaction time. This generally refers to Ben ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
44 years experience Pharmacology
Alcohol: I would recommend that you not drink alcohol while on allegra. With singulair, (montelukast) the combination is less clear. If you can, not consumin ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Challenging: The effects of alcohol are well known. A true allergic reaction to alcohol would be very unusual while an allergic reaction to other ingredients in a ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Most allergy: Medicines contain Diphenhydramine or similar sedating medication . It is always advisable to avoid alcohol and medication . At least space them as mu ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry lips causes: AntiAllergy medications can dry your mucus membranes, and alcohol as well as mouth washes containing some alcohol also can. If your nasal passages are ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Alcohol: With all those drugs i would minimize alcohol intake.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sterner
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely allergy: While allergy to a component of alcohol can happen, it is exceedingly rare. Food allergies also cause very specific symptoms in an immediate manner. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to tell: It may not just a one -time thing but if it recurs then it may require an allergy evaluation. Allergy is usually associated with itching as well. Of ... Read More

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