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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Delsym (dextromethorphan): This is an over-the-counter cough medicine which contains dextromethorphan which can be habit-forming if used on regular basis. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine for allergies. Not sure why u need both, but please do talk to your doctor about this.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be taken together?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Yes: Delsym is the trade name for dextromethorphan and works as a cough suppressant. It can be taken with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) without significant issues.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you give delsym cough syrup and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: It is fine to take both - no medication interaction. Be careful if you have high blood pressure, though, using these meds for more than a few doses without letting your doc know.
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Last updated May 15, 2018

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