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Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Yes you can: but don't exceed recommended dose for either and read the labels carefully. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications. If this combination doesn't work, you may need to see your doctor for assessment and possibly prescription medications, best wishes ...Read more

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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Are Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy dissolving strips usually safe to use while having bronchitis?

Are Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy dissolving strips usually safe to use while having bronchitis?

Yes: Yes they are generally safe, but may not be effective or recommended. Older antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be too drying when you are experiencing bronchitis. If you are having bad allergies on top of the bronchitis, try a newer otc antihistamine such as Loratadine or cetirizine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and pretnizone together?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and pretnizone together?

Yes: A 28 year old female would like to know if it is safe to take "benadryl (diphenhydramine) and pretnizone together." I am assuming you mean prednisone. Prednisone is a an oral steroid and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anthistamine. They have different effects and are safe to take together. However, remember that benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for allergies if you have hypertension?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for allergies if you have hypertension?

Yes: Antihistamines don't have any significant effect on blood pressure. Decongestants, however, do - if you want to take anything containing pseudoephedrine, you should first discuss it with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the only thing that helps my allergies at night. One tablet leaves me severely groggy in the morning though. But, is it safe?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the only thing that helps my allergies at night. One tablet leaves me severely groggy in the morning though. But, is it safe?

Safe until AM: In the morning you must be careful if you have to drive anywhere. People on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't drive much better than people with a hangover or a mildly intoxicated state. Leave plenty of room between you and the car ahead of you and don't drive over the speed limit. Be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every day for allergies?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every day for allergies?

YES!!: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) taken properly is pretty benign and can be taken for chronic allergies. As long as it works and you do not exceed the recommend dose. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also in many over the counter sleep medications so be careful to not double dose! ...Read more

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It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.

It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.

Try other options: Perfumes cause local irritation in the nose and eyes, which leads to symptoms very similar to allergies. But what you are experiencing is not a true allergic reaction. So Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may not be very helpful, and can make you sleepy. Try over the counter Zyrtec or Allegra and if still not better, then you will need to go see a doctor for prescription nose sprays. ...Read more

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I have really bad allergies & also asthmatic, I am wondering if it is safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as my allergies are unbareable, will it affect my asthma?

I have really bad allergies & also asthmatic, I am wondering if it is safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as my allergies are unbareable, will it affect my asthma?

Better to use Clarit: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or diphenylhydramine is a first generation antihistamine wich is quite sedating and has to be taken every 4to6 hours to be effective, while Claritin is long actong once a day, non sedating and can be taken with all other asthma meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy while nursing a month old?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy while nursing a month old?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes, if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or any allergy medicine is the last option. Stop taking it immediately when baby develops these symptoms: prolonged sleep, difficult to arouse, becomes irritable, refuses to feed and has erratic breathing == and don't forget to call 911 or your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 16 month old(who weighs 19lbs) children's Claritin instead of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies?

Is it safe to give my 16 month old(who weighs 19lbs) children's Claritin instead of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies?

Not approved : 16 months is a young age and not many medications are approved for allergies. The best thing to do is to call pediatrician as each child is different in needs and peds knows the kid best. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, I need advise of using Benadryl-D Allergy and Sinus for my son. I plan to give him 0.5 tsp only at night. Is that safe?

Likely ok: However the D part tends to keep him awake while the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) part make him sleepy. Hopefully these effects balance out but one cannot be sure. Whether he should be taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) D is another question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a 21 lb (6 mo) baby a dose of benadryl-d for congestion/allergies/sinus trouble? If so, what is the dosage? Thanks

Is it safe to give a 21 lb (6 mo) baby a dose of benadryl-d for congestion/allergies/sinus trouble? If so, what is the dosage? Thanks

Too young?: It's usually not recommended to medicate babies this young. S/he doesnt have sinuses so, please do not try to treat for 'sinusitis'. Check with your pediatrician before giving any over-the-counter med to your baby. In the meantime, you can give very small sprays of saline into baby's nose and use bulb suction to remove mucus. ...Read more

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I just drank a bottle of sake but my allergies are killing me and I can't sleep. Would it be safe take to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

I just drank a bottle of sake but my allergies are killing me and I can't sleep. Would it be safe take to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Alcohol and sleep: Alcohol depresses the central nervous system (CNS). I would not recommend taking any other CNS depressant on top of alcohol. I would not advise taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) after drinking a bottle of sake. ...Read more

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Currently taking Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Would it be safe to instead take clairtin and chlorpheniramine? Should be temporary.

Currently taking Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Would it be safe to instead take clairtin and chlorpheniramine? Should be temporary.

If necessary: All the medications mentioned are antihistamines. Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation one and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and chlorpheniramine are first generation ones. While short term use likely has no serious side effects, there should be a treatment that doesn't require both. Also, the reason for the symptoms should be addressed in an effort to prevent symptoms. ...Read more

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I recently have been prescribed xanax. I took 1 pill .25 at 11am. Is it safe to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now at 10:04pm?? My allergies are bugging me.

I recently have been prescribed xanax. I took 1 pill .25 at 11am. Is it safe to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now at 10:04pm?? My allergies are bugging me.

Yes: It is almost 12hrs since you last xanax dose. The effect of xanax is usually much shorter than 12hrs, so it is safe to take benadryl (diphenhydramine). You may want to consider non-sedating antihistamine, like zyrtec, claritin, or allegra, which are generally safe to use with anti-anxiety medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after 3 glasses of wine if i feel i may have been exposed to a food allergy of mine?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after 3 glasses of wine if i feel i may have been exposed to a food allergy of mine?

NO: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes you groggy like a glass of wine. 3 glasses of wine makes most of the people very groggy. I don't know about you (depend of body mass and tolerance). Having an allergic reaction should be addressed as well especially after that drinking. If the allergic reaction is not severe you consider drinking as much water. If the reaction is severe you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...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