A member asked:

I started itching and have hives, took a allegra at 3:30 am, applied benadryl (diphenhydramine) ant-itch cream this morning.noticed hives now can i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablet?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Yes, but...: The Allegra (fexofenadine) is a long acting, non-sedating anti-histimine. If the itching hasn't been controlled, it is ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is a short acting and sedating anti-histimine- so be aware of the potential for drowsiness.....Limit the Benadryl to one or two tablets per day, if continuing the allegra (fexofenadine).

Answered 7/25/2018



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