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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Cetirazine(zyrtec) is approved for infants over 6mo at a dose of 1/2 tsp/day with additional dosing for older infants. Other preparations may be consi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: there no antihistamine approved for babies below six months
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sleepiness: If the infant took one dose, they may get very sleepy. Try to hydrate the baby if he/she is awake as much as you can and if you notice any trouble bre ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: Be cautious though with antihistamines in general in infants, read the labels of all OTC drugs carefully, check with your doctor if you want to give a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Benedryl: I do not like both - you can use bromelain instead helps with allergy and heals. If you are particular benedryl atleast child can rest.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Both AH: Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Fexofenadine: Both of these medications are not recommended for children under 2. However, in my experience the safer drug is allegra (fexofenadine) which is a hist ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Not likely: At 4 months you should not be giving your child allergy meds. Take him to the pediatrician and see what is going on.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: This is the same medicine as that used for adults.Only the size and dose in a given pill/ concentration of a liquid will differ.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It is safer to give your child zyrtec (cetirizine). Please follow the dosage instruction in the bottle.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xu answered
23 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin is a second generation antihistamine which causes much less drowsiness than first generation antihistamine, like benadryl (diphenhydramine). ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes as long as to stick to the pediatric doses - if you are unsure then talk to the pediatrician.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe as delsyn contains dextromethorphan for cough suppression and others are for decongestant action and pain med tylenol(acetaminophen).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Drug interactions: Zyrtec interacts with both Diphenhydramine and claritin (loratadine).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Kinda mostly: Loratadine is a 'non-sedating antihistamine, ' and Diphenhydramine (/benadryl) is a sedating antihistamine (aka: older / h1 & h2 blocker), so yes, the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends on the dose: Ok at 12.5 to 25 mg range.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Probably: it is a category B drug that is usually safe during pregnancy. I would ask your OB to be complete and let him know any OTC medications you are taking
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ganek
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) may be given along with Ibuprofen if the symptoms warrant. Of course the doses must be determined by the chi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Diarrhea & Benadryl (diphenhydramine): This is very unlikely unless there is a specific allergy to the medication or if liquid form of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) there is an allergy to one ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Compatible with breastfeeding.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: Both are antihistamines. They exert similar physiologic effects.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Qpap infant drops: Is known as acetaminophin and does not cause drowsiness.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roji Andrews
28 years experience in Pediatrics
Not recommended: Both Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are anti histamines. Claritin is long acting usually used once a day and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sh ... Read More
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
No problem: There should be no significant interaction between Benedryl and Motrin, which can be taken simultaneously provided the recommended doses and intervals ... Read More

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