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Doctor insights on: Benadryl Allergy Pills

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together but i don't see what for. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills to sleep?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills to sleep?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenyhydramine) and other similar medication (doxylamine) are the ingredients in many (if not most) over the counter sleep aids. They are antihistamines (allergy meds) that have a side effect of sleepiness. It's not recommended to take them regularly as they are not a cure for insomnia and because they can lead to daytime drowsiness. 2 weeks is the maximum. Do not mix with alcohol. ...Read more

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How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills do I take?

How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills do I take?

Perhaps, one: See prior answer for details about benadryl (diphenhydramine). An over the counter dose is 25 mg (the same dose they put in many 'sleep aides' like tylenol-pm, where the side effect of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) of drowsiness is the main ingredient). If taking it for typical allergies (runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing), could try one tablet. But there are better ones today with less side effects (zyrtec, allegra, claritin, etc). ...Read more

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Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots: antihistamines only cover up symptoms and don't cure anything. Allergy shots treat the cause and that is why with successful immunotherapy you can get rid of antihistames. One complication of nasal allergy treated symptomatically is development of asthma. On the other hand if you treat the cause you prevent complications ...Read more

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Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Probably not: Oral allergy syndrome is usually caused by pollens and sometimes nuts. Claritin, zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) can help with pollen allergies. But like any other allergy, it is best to stay away from the problem. Have an allergist test you and see what treatment would be best. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy pill every day?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) allergy pill every day?

Read label: All otc medications come with instructions for use. ...Read more

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy make you sleepy?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy make you sleepy?

Yes It Can: Benedryl makes most people sleepy. Allergies make most people sleepy. So an allergy to benedryl should, you guessed it, can make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Took zyrtec allergy 10 mg with benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is this bad?

Took zyrtec allergy 10 mg with benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is this bad?

Drug interaction: According to epocrates caution is advised because the combination of zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may increase the risknof CNS depression, psychomotor impairment. ...Read more

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Canu take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy medicine if taking medicine for congested heart failure?

Canu take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy medicine if taking medicine for congested heart failure?

Be Careful: You can, but be careful. Patients with heart failure will usually be on a lot of medications and the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may interact with them. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make you sleepy and may affect your breathing. This could make your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took extra Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Perhaps, one: See prior answer for details about benadryl (diphenhydramine). An over the counter dose is 25 mg (the same dose they put in many 'sleep aides' like tylenol-pm, where the side effect of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) of drowsiness is the main ingredient). If taking it for typical allergies (runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing), could try one tablet. But there are better ones today with less side effects (zyrtec, allegra, claritin, etc). ...Read more

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Cani take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with loratadine?

Probably yes.: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-conflict issues, then they often take a 'sedating' antihistamine at night for continued symptom relief and 'bonus' of sleep aid effect. ...Read more

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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and drink?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and drink?

Avoid it: You should avoid doing this. It will increase the sedative effect of benadryl (diphenhydramine). Definitively no driving on both. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen safe with allergy pills?

Acetaminophen safe with allergy pills?

Providing your not: Taking other med with acetaminophen, no tyleniol or percocet- new warnings lately about over use of the otc drug ; bodily harm with overdosage. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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Benadryl (Definition)

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