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Atarax Sedating Antihistamine
What is the best antihistamine for adjunct therapy to treat anaphylaxis (of course after epi... Injection vs pills ex: Atarax or Benadryl?
Benadryl: Benadryl is fast acting and is a good adjunct to epinephrine. However for the days following a severe allergic reaction, Zyrtec is great as it lasts a longer amount of time than Benadryl and doesn't make you as sleepy. Atarax is fine but is a prescription medication and not indicated for acute allergic reaction ...Read more
Sedation: No. All three are sedating in their on right the combination would be greater due to synergism. In other words we aren't merely adding a sedating effect we are multiplying it. ...Read more
I have had hives for 3 months. Benadryl, claritin, atarax, zyrtec, chlor-trimeton made things worse. Zantac did not help. What should I do?
To treat non anaphylactic allergic reactions faster (hives and itchiness) would it be better to go with Benadryl IM or Atarax IM?
IM of either: but the difference may be merely 30 minutes. ...Read more
Intense body itching x3 days, no rash. No changes in lotion, soap, conditioner, dryer sheets, etc. Benadryl lasts 2-3 hrs, atarax lasts 4. Ideas!?
30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?
PUPPP: This is probably pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (puppp), a common (but poorly named) condition. Important points: (a) the baby will not be affected, and (b) it is a self-limited problem, just like pregnancy. See a dermatologist to make sure it isn't something else, and for treatment to control the rash & itching. The only real cure, however, is to deliver the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benadryl.....: is probably the most readily available sedating antihistamine. It is a common ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) preparations for sleep, such as Tylenol PM -- the PM part is diphenhydramine, the generic name for Benadryl. Another one I like to use is hydroxyzine (also known as Vistaril or Atarax) but that is only available as a prescription, however its metabolite is Zyrtec, which is OTC. ...Read more
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