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Doctor insights on: Actifed With Codeine V Antihistamine

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Can antihistamine like actifed kill someone if taken wrong?

Can antihistamine like actifed kill someone if taken wrong?

Overdosing & Actifed: This is unlikely with this cold medicine. But, taken in significant quantities or with other medications this does not mean it is not dangerous. Please take all medications and supplements in the prescribed or recommended dosing. More is never better when discussing medications. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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Can you take antihistamine with codeine?

Can you take antihistamine with codeine?

Yes: There is a medication called tussionex that combines an older antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) with hydrodocone (similar to codeine). This medication is especially effective for severe irritant cough. It is important to carefully follow dosing directions. ...Read more

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Is taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with codeine safe?

Is taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with codeine safe?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Codeine: Hello. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and codeine taken together could make you sleepy so please make sure that you are not driving, operating equipment, or involved in any activities which require your cognition to be 100% on point! Are you taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to counteract itching from codeine? If so, you may need to talk to your provider about trying something different. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine codeine syrup with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can I take promethazine codeine syrup with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Why?: Promethazine and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are both antihistamines. The combination of prometh. With Codeine should be used the treatment of uncontrolled coughing. Unfortunately, the purple syrup is frequently abused in a number of unusual ways. To add Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to the combination syrup doesn't make much sense in most circumstances and could lead to at least drowsiness or worse. ...Read more

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Can i take codeine cough syrup & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Lexapro not at the same time my dry cough from asthma is getting really bad?

Can i take codeine cough syrup & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Lexapro not at the same time my dry cough from asthma is getting really bad?

Treat asthma: The best way to control a cough from asthma is to treat the asthma and not using cough suppression. You need to see your doctor to get the right medication since I do not see the presence of any asthma control drugs in your profile . Stopping smoking would also be in your best interest. ...Read more

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56/f taking 90mg codeine itchy skin without rash. My doctor advise me to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it make me too sleepy. Can I take Claritin instead (non-drowsy)?

56/f taking 90mg codeine itchy skin without rash. My doctor advise me to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it make me too sleepy. Can I take Claritin instead (non-drowsy)?

Works for some: This alternative works for some and would not do harm taken as directed. See if it helps. If not, you might also consider the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime when drowsy is not a problem. That works well for many people. Best ...Read more

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What is effect of codeine on children?

What is effect of codeine on children?

Codeine: Codeine, at the proper dosage, can relieve pain and suppress cough. However, it can also cause a child to stop breathing when used during the post-operative period (after surgery). Frequent usage can cause addiction. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Actifed (Definition)

Actifed is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pseudoephedrine And Triprolidine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine|triprolidine is an antihistamine which is ...Read more