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Actifed With Codeine V Antihistamine
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after taking guaifenesin ac for cough can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). I know that the codeine and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can have additive effects on CNS depression.
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)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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