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A 46-year-old member asked:

What allergy medication is safe to take if i am on diazepam and copd?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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45 years experience
Several: Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra and zyrtec are safe and tend to cause less drowsiness than other antihistamines. Excessive drowsiness with diazepam can occur with chlorpheniramine or brompheniramine which are in many over the counter allergy medications. There is a theoretic concern of thickening sputum and causing more airflow obstruction.
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Allegra is non drowsy and should be fine too.
Feb 6, 2013
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Thanks! Allegra also is a good choice.
Feb 6, 2013

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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have copd. What kind of allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Most new ones: Antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadiine) and even zyrtec (cetirizine) are safe to take with other medications in persons with copd. It's best to avoid antihistamines that cause drowsiness (like benadryl) as this side effect may be worsened with diazepam. The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is nasal steroid sprays with no interaction with diazepam.
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