A 46-year-old member asked:
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Can you give delsym cough syrup and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Jan 9, 2020

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Dr. Sanford Archer
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Not a good idea: Both medications are sedating and can impair your child's breathing. You should attempt to treat the cause of the cough, not the symptom. Ask you ped ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: The medications can be taken at the same time and do not interfere with one another.
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
2 1/2: Absolutely not until you get permission from the Pediatrician!
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A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Medicine: You can give him both medications but expect him to be very sleepy, in other words, be careful in how you treat your child.
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