A 37-year-old member asked:
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can i take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time?

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Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes you can. Beware of the side effects like drowsiness from benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Answered on Nov 4, 2020
Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Taking Loratadine in the morning and Diphenhydramine at night will help you avoid the drowsiness side effects of Diphenhydramine and help you if the Loratadine is not controlling your symptoms for the full 24 hours.
Answered on Jun 23, 2019
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Dr. Joram Seggev
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Why should you?: Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin) is a mainly non-sedating antihistamine. Diphenhydramine is very sedating and affects the brain if if you don't feel sed ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Yes: But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is generally a better antihistamine than Loratadine except that it can cause drowsiness.
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Dr. Donald Alves
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