A member asked:

My doctor put me on loratadine 10mg antihistamine, one tablet every 24 benadryl (diphenhydramine) after i've already taken loratadine for 2 days now. is this safe?

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Dr. Joram Seggev answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

Loratadine rarely causes drowsiness unless taken with medications such as erythromycin, cimetidine or ketoconazole. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affects our brain even if don't feel sedated. If you absolutely need to take both medications, take loratadine AM and Benadryl before you go to bed.

Answered Jul 7, 2018



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