A member asked:

I have heard i can take a zantac (ranitidine) or antihistamine tablet prior to drinking alcohol to stop my face from flushing red, is this true?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

Sometimes: But be careful as some antihistamines can cause drowsiness.

Answered 5/31/2019

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Flushing: Antihistamines may help, use a non sedating one such as Allegra to void added sedation from alcohol. Doubt zantac (ranitidine) will help with it though, other than treat potential heartburn from drinking..

Answered 5/31/2019

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