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Rincon, GA
A 31-year-old female asked:

i was prescribed vistaril prednisone and zantac (ranitidine) for a possible allergic reaction or do to hives from aspirin. vistaril makes me ill. alternatives ?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is now OTC in 25 mg tablets. You can try one every 6-8 hrs, for general allergic symptoms. The main limiting feature if this medicine is its sedative effects. For this, we advise taking it in afternoon/evening hrs, or try non-drowsy alternatives like Claritin and Zyrtec.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Diphenhydramine or benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good alternative to vistaril.

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