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Allegra Vs Benadryl
Yes: You can take them together. If you are sensitive to the sedating effects of antihistamines, you should not take them at the same time. It would be better to take Allegra in the morning or afternoon and then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the evening before bed. However, if you don't feel sleepy after taking antihistamines, it would not be harmful to take them together. ...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
2 antihistamines: At usual doses, there should not be significant side effects from taking these 2 antihistamines together. If a person is needing this much for relief, consider seeing an allergist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Not a good idea.: Without precise close coordination with a pediatric allergist or knowledgeable pediatrician, taking Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together is probably not a good idea. If your child's allergies are that severe, maybe you should address this issue with your pediatrician. Perhaps allergy testing is in order to identify the source of such overwhelming allergy symptoms that requires double dosing with 2 meds. ...Read more
Yes: Both are effective anti-allergic medications. The major difference is that Allegra has much less tendency to cause sleep, while Benadryl (diphenhydramine) commonly induces sleep. So taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night might help you sleep better. Hopefully these will relieve your allergic symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Benedryl has some benefits as a really tenacious antihistamine that binds well with histamine & is very effective in that work.Its drawback is sedation which occurs because it enters the brain & messes with messages between nerve cells. You can take benedryl along with a non-sedating antihistamine as long as you can handle the side effects. ...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
No, you should: not mix antihistamines. Pick one or the other and stay with it ...Read more
If u gave a 2 1/2 Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 5ml each by accident should I be worried?
Not a problem: Hopefully you will have gotten the desired anti-allergic effect. The amount you have taken this time will do no harm although you might be a little drowsy. ...Read more
Is it okay to take Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the course of one day (24hrs) if Allegra alone is not providing the relief I seek?
Yes, but: For what do you seek relief? If you have nose/eye/ear symptoms related to allergy, then there are more effective treatment strategies compared with oral antihistamines. An Allergist can help with this. If you have uncontrolled hives, might also see allergist or dermatologist, but using higher doses of long-acting antihistamine is common. Read labels and be aware of side effects (like sedation) ...Read more
Antihistamine differ: They are not. Both are over the counter antihistamines. The similarity ends there. Allegra d contains Pseudoephedrine as a decongestant and fexofenadine as an antihistamine. Fexofenadine is non-drowsy. Benadryl is also an antihistamine called diphenhydramine. It is also the active ingredient in most otc sleeping pills and can be very sedating. ...Read more
I have taken 360 mg of Allegra for hives, is it ok to take 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?
I took allegra, zyrtec, and benadryl today. none of them seem to be working. are there any interactions?
I've had hives from taking benadryl. Rare but true. Is allegra (fexofenadine) safe for me? Different chemical or the same as diphenhydramine?
Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks like eczema. A fungal rash can look very similar to eczema in certain cases and steroid cream would make it worse. I would consult your physician to try to figure out the cause of this rash. I avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. ...Read more
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Yes, but...: 19 yo female taking nasacort, allegra-D and benadryl (diphenhydramine) all together. Yes, it is safe to take these together. For allergies, often a nasal spray and one oral antihistamine improve symptoms greatly. Don't use Allegra-D for more than 3 days at a time, try just regular Allegra. Also benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you tired and only last a few hours. See allergist if this combo of meds still not helping symptoms ...Read more
Can I take Allegra 2 hours after taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine)....I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep and 180mg Allegra for daily hives...
Sure: As long as you know what the side effects are and can tolerate it ...Read more
In general, seems ok: If a person had no problems taking Zoloft by itself in the morning, and no problems taking Allegra by itself in the morning, then he should expect no problems taking them together in the morning. Some people (but not everyone) do find additional benefit from taking Benadryl at bedtime even though they already took once-a-day Allegra in the morning. ...Read more
Similar medicines: All of these medicines are antihistamines. Taking combinations of antihistamines increases the possibility of side effects. If antihistamines are not working at recommended doses see a doctor. You may need a different type of treatment for your problem. ...Read more