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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

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Took 120mg codeine phostate by mistake will I be ok ?

Took 120mg codeine phostate by mistake will I be ok ?

A high single dose: But how well you do, may depend on if you take a medication like this long term and what dose or if you have only just started taking this. If you are really worried you should let your doctor know and they can guide you too. But if you are going to run into trouble you may notice sedation, drowsiness, nausea, itching, nausea/vomiting and other things too. This may prompt you to go to the ER. ...Read more

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What to do if I got prescribed codeine what's it going to do?

What to do if I got prescribed codeine what's it going to do?

Pain Medicine: It will help relief your pain. However it can have several side effects like sedation, fatigue, constipation, urinary retention, etc. If you have any of these side effects talk with your doctor to consider alternatives. ...Read more

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What are side effects of codeine?

What are side effects of codeine?

Similar to morphine: Codiene is classed as an opiate. The parent drug of this class is morphine. The side effects are similar for all drugs in the class and include itching, nausea, vomiting, euphoria, drowsiness, dry mouth, depression, urinary retention (difficulty urinating) and constipation. A potentially serious side effect is respiratory depression or a slowing of respirations leading to respiratory arrest. ...Read more

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What cough syrups contain codeine?

What cough syrups contain codeine?

Prescription only...: There are no over the counter cough syrups containing codeine. You need a prescription from a doctor for a cough med with Codeine in it. ...Read more

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Does meclizine have codeine in it?

Does meclizine have codeine in it?

No: Meclizine is an antihistamine medication that is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness induced by motion sickness. Meclizine is also used for vertigo. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC antihistamine?

What is the best OTC antihistamine?

OTC antihistamines: The second generation zyrtec, allergra or Claritin (loratadine) are comparative. None are perfect. Zyrtec is slightly more likely to make you tired ot sleepy. Often one works a little better than another and i adise you to test all three. ...Read more

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Im addicted to codeine please help?

Detox: Seek a license professional that can help with your detoxification. Most md are not trained or equipped to handle these problems. And stay out of southern ohio. ...Read more

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Is antihistamine harmful to the body?

Is antihistamine harmful to the body?

No: Antihistamines are a class of medication used since the 1940s. They are used to treat allergic conditions and are very safe. The newer generation antihistamines have even less side effects compared to first generation or old antihistamines. ...Read more

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When should you take an antihistamine?

Multiple reasons: Depending on the type of antihistamine used they can be used to treat things such as allergy symptoms, nausea, dizziness, motion sickness, anxiety, itching, and difficulty sleeping. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Actifed (Definition)

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


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Pseudoephedrine And Triprolidine (Definition)

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