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Ok To Take Either Allegra Or Benadryl When On Prednisone
YOU DO NOT WANT: To take drugs that are all in the same category. These are all antihistamines. Take one or the other. For congestion, i'd add sudafed. Try this- sudafed 12 hr relief formulation with breakfast, and your choice of antihistamine at bedtime. Of course, if you are not getting better, see your doctor please. ...Read more
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
Better not together: One or the other, space them out if you have to take both, but under doctor's supervision ...Read more
I'm taking the maximum dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for an allergy to Amoxicillin, but experiencing dry mouth and anxiety. Can I switch to Zyrtec? How long should I wait after my last Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to take Zyrtec?
Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Zyrtec together? I was put on Zyrtec for an allergic reaction with steroids for swelling and it's keeping me awake.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) not the cause: It's unlikely that Zyrtec is keeping you awake. If anything, it usually causes drowsiness. You can take one dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Zyrtec, although it's not usually recommended as it may cause dizziness or excess sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together and drink it down with an alka-seltzer?
Maybe: Depending on what you are treating, i would space them out, take Claritin in the morning and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sedating though, so be careful driving or operating machines. Not sure what you are treating though. I can see that with urticaria but for nasal allergies, i would use a nasal spray instead of a second antihistamine. Alka seltzer will only help pain because it has aspirin. ...Read more
Is it safe to take tramadol the same DAY as Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? So if I take Tramadol at like 7am, may I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) later that evening?
I am taking isoniazid. Is it bad to take it at the same time with Flonase or other antihistamines?
Drug Interactions: There are no documented interactions between any of the three medications mentioned. ...Read more
Is it dangerous or harmful to take Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec in the same day? Not sure if I am having allergy flare up or if Claritin (loratadine) is failing me again.
No: Should not be dangerous, just redundant.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Can i take claratin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together and drink it down with a alka-seltzer?
Yes: These are compatible. Don't take if allergic to them. ...Read more
Can you take penicillin vk 500mg with allegra (fexofenadine) or would it be better to take with (acetaminophen)?
Is it ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with the omeprazole and are both ok to take while trying to conceive??
Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes me drowsy. If i take the recommended dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy ultratabs (25mg) for my flight will that be okay?
Yes you can: Yes you can occasionally take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) especially at night with Claritin if Claritin alone is not helping your symptoms but i will not recommend taking it for long periods and 3to 4 times a day of benadryl most of the time try to take one or the other if it works for you or consult your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more
My question is should I go back to allegra (fexofenadine)-d or take the regular allegra (fexofenadine)?
Allegra (fexofenadine) alone: Allegra d contains a decongestant that is a poor long term option. If you are dealing with chronic nasal congestion i would recommend alternative treatment such as a nasal spray like nasonex, (mometasone) flonase, etc.. These are more effective long term options for nasal congestion due to allergies or other triggers. ...Read more
Yes: I see no reason to stop them. ...Read more
Currently taking Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Would it be safe to instead take clairtin and chlorpheniramine? Should be temporary.
If necessary: All the medications mentioned are antihistamines. Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation one and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and chlorpheniramine are first generation ones. While short term use likely has no serious side effects, there should be a treatment that doesn't require both. Also, the reason for the symptoms should be addressed in an effort to prevent symptoms. ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
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