A 53-year-old member asked:
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Cani take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with loratadine?

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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Probably yes.: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-conflict issues, then they often take a 'sedating' antihistamine at night for continued symptom relief and 'bonus' of sleep aid effect.
Answered on Nov 15, 2019

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