A 55-year-old member asked:
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Take Claritin with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) is this okay?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not really: These are both antihistamines. If both are needed then physician guidance should be sought.
Answered on Nov 4, 2013
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Most people can tolerate this combination without problem if you do need both to control your symptoms. Antihistamines have relatively little side effects even when taken at 4 x the usual dose. However benadryl may make you very drowsy .
Nov 4, 2013

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