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What causes the interaction between antipsychotic drugs and antihistamines? thanks.

What causes the interaction between antipsychotic drugs and antihistamines? thanks.

Depends: on the antipsychotic drug used, generally speaking drug-drug interaction usually occurs with antipsychotics, antibiotics and anticoagulants (blood thinners), so caution is advised with the use of multiple drugs any how, as far as I know there is no significant interaction between benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zoloft for example, but not sure what medicine you're referring to, kindly run it by your physician ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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


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Will over-the-counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any bad interactions with ssris like zoloft?

Will over-the-counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any bad interactions with ssris like zoloft?

Generally no: Second generation antihistamines such as allegra, zyrtec and Claritin are non sedating and do not interact with ssris. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sedating and may increase the sedation of ssris. ...Read more

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I gave expired antihistamine syrup to my 30 months old son incidentally...Is it dangerous?What s the side effect on him?

I gave expired antihistamine syrup to my 30 months old son incidentally...Is it dangerous?What s the side effect on him?

Expired drugs: There should be no side effects as expiration is usually based on loss of drug effectiveness. Drug companies err on the side of shortening times to expiration. Actually many drugs are effective long after expiration dates. Expired drugs are commonly used effectively by volunteer organizations when no other drugs are available. Relax! ...Read more

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What are the common uses of antihistamine?

What are the common uses of antihistamine?

Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling. They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. Some are sedating; those are used as sleep aids. Many otc sleep meds contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl). ...Read more

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Is Flixonase an antihistamine?

Is Flixonase an antihistamine?

Steroid Nasal Spray: Flixonase or Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a steroid nasal spray commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis by decreasing the allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. It is not an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Is there an antihistamine cream?

Is there an antihistamine cream?

Yes, but avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is available. While some people find temporary relief for insect bites with this, in general it is not very effective compared to other antihistamines taken as pills or tabs. For generalized rash, it really doesn't make sense. ...Read more

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Does antihistamine make you drowsy?

Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy. Second generation (allegra, claritin, zyrtec, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) cause the blood brain barrier at a much lesser amount and more targeted to the h1 receptor. ...Read more

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Can you use antihistamine and wine?

Can you use antihistamine and wine?

Not a good idea: Antihistamines (especially the older ones such as benadryl) can cause drowsiness and impairment and this can be worsened by the effect of alcohol even at regular doses. There are other allergy medications available that can be taken if a glass of wine is desired. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more