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Alcohol And Antihistamines
What Nighttime cold medication can be taken while on Zoloft (sertraline)? Preferably, one with out alcohol or an antihistamine.
I'm 12 weeks pregnant and I have a cold, can I take equate daytime cough med? It says alcohol free and antihistamine free. If I can't what can I take?
See details: Avoid any medication unless it has been cleared by your own obstetrician. ...Read more
Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?
Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at all. Dry skin is the most common cause for itching without a rash, consider applying a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing to see if this helps. Make sure that no new medication or supplement was introduced shortly before the onset of itching. ...Read more
I have heard i can take a Zantac (ranitidine) or antihistamine tablet prior to drinking alcohol to stop my face from flushing red, is this true?
Can I safely take cetirizine or any antihistamine AFTER drinking alcohol? For exemple in case of allergic reaction right after/during a party?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and alcohol: Benadryl is very sedating. Taking with alcohol may result in respiratory depression. You can stop breathing. Use a non-sedating antihistamine like Allegra or claritin (loratadine). A number of otc medications like nyquil also contain Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
I sampled a little bit of alcohol a few hours ago, is it safe to take some benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Probably OK: If you have had less than 2 drinks, it is probably ok to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) knowing that it may make you more drowsy. I certainly would not advise driving your car home however until you know for sure how much the combination may affect your mental alertness. ...Read more
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