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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with allegra?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with allegra?

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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

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


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Can allegra work the same as benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can allegra work the same as benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Antihistamines: Both are antihistamines. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works for a maximum of 6 hours, Allegra works for 24. Allegra is non drowsy but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is very sedating. ...Read more

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Can i take allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can i take allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yes, but why: Allegra (fexofenadine) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are both antihistamines. Allegra doesn't cross into the brain, so no sedation. Benadryl commonly causes sedation. Typically there is no advantage to taking the 2 together, but also there is no harm at usual doses. ...Read more

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Can you take allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can you take allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

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

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Can allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be taken together?

Can allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be taken together?

Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). ...Read more

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Can childrens allegra be taken with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can childrens allegra be taken with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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

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What happens if child takes Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and allegra together?

Not much: They are both antihistamines and would reduce allergic symptoms. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might make him/her a bit sleepy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Allegra in morning and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at knight?

Is it ok to take Allegra in morning and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at knight?

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

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If i took an allegra at 11am, can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 12 hours later?

If i took an allegra at 11am, can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 12 hours later?

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

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Can I take Allegra & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together or one or the other? Thanks!

Can I take Allegra & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together or one or the other? Thanks!

Better not together: One or the other, space them out if you have to take both, but under doctor's supervision ...Read more

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If u gave a 2 1/2 Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 5ml each by accident should I be worried?

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

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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?

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

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Are allegra d and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the same?

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

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Can I take Allegra D and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

ANTIHISTAMINES: Both allegra and benadryl (diphenhydramine) are Anti-hitamines, while there is no contraindication , there effects may be additive. Monitor for excess sedation. ...Read more

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I have taken 360 mg of Allegra for hives, is it ok to take 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?

I have taken 360 mg of Allegra for hives, is it ok to take 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?

Yes, but only once: seems that you have uncontrolled hives, you need to be evaluated by an allergist, check www.acaai.org and look for an allergist locator to spot an allergist close to where you live ...Read more

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I took allegra, zyrtec, and benadryl today. none of them seem to be working. are there any interactions?

I took allegra, zyrtec, and benadryl today. none of them seem to be working. are there any interactions?

Combining the three : May not be a good idea . What are your symptoms sometimes a doctor may add steroids and other instructions to control severe allergic Rhinitis ...Read more

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Wy is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) more effective for hives than Allegra?

Not true.: The second generation antihistamines ( cetirizine, fexofenadine, loratadine) are just as effective as the first generation ( diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine). The effect you see may be difference in dosing? ...Read more

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Is allegra cream better for a rash or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

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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Why is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) more effective for hives than allegra?

Why is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) more effective for hives than allegra?

Antihistamines: some hives respond better to first generation antihistamines, but in general if the hives are chronic, they are better suppressed with a second generation antihistamine, such as Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec as they are longer acting and less sedating ...Read more

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Can you take nasacort, Allegra-D, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) all together without problems?

Can you take nasacort, Allegra-D, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) all together without problems?

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

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Can I take Zoloft and Allegra in the morning and then Benadryl before bed?

Can I take Zoloft and Allegra in the morning and then Benadryl before bed?

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

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Is it bad if i take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, amd allegra-d all in one day?

Is it bad if i take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, amd allegra-d all in one day?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more