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Benadryl Chesty Forte Medication
Avoid these: Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) interact with many drugs. Don't mix it with alcohol, sleeping pills, sedatives, antidepressants, potassium supplements, sodium or potassium phosphate, antipsychotics, MAO inhibitors, symlin (pramlintide), sodium oxybate, Precedex (dexmedetomidine) & abilify (aripiprazole). Loratidine and fexofenadine are as effective & much safer. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ate a grapefruit without thinking about an hour after taking a Benadryl pill. I know grapefruit can affect some medications will this be okay?
Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you are taking other types of medication for allergies?
Are there any immediate acting allergy medications I can take other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?
I have RLS and have tried all the medications on the market nothing works. Any suggestions. Also if I take phenergan (promethazine) r Benadryl it makes it a lot wors?
Do anticholinergic medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have a link with mild cognitive impairment?
Can the any of these medications be causing high blood pressure? Benadryl? Phenagran? And or reglan (metoclopramide)?
All could be: If you look at the possible side effect profile for each of the drugs you mentioned, high blood pressure is listed as a possible side effect for each one. Side effect profiles for drugs are very patient dependent and very hard to predict. Sometimes starting and stopping medications in an orderly fashion can determine if one is causing the undesired side effect. Talk with your doc. ...Read more
I've been trying to get pregnant and I am currently taking Zantac(acid reflux) and Benadryl. Could these medications keep me from conceiving? Thanks!
Possibly: Ranitidine has not been known to cause any problems with fertility or pregnancy, however diphenhydramine/Benadryl and other antihistamines theoretically can affect the implantation of the egg in the womb by decreasing bloodflow to the uterus. It is still debatable, (and there aren't any good studies on the subject), but it might be good to stop taking benadryl unless you REALLY need it. ...Read more
Am I able to take Benadryl with the medications I currently am taking? Fluoxetine 40mg/1day. Clonazepam/1 day.
Trazadone at night for sleep
All the meds you list cause sedation. Benadryl at bedtime causes sedation as well. If you can't fall asleep may need reevaluation or sleep testing at the lab.
Too many drugs interactions can be dangerous and you might not wake up. See a physician for expert advice when combining controlled and sedative meds. If you have sleep apnea none of the above will cure it. Oxygen is the answer. ...Read more
I have red patches all over my body they itch.I went to the hospital and the gave me benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, &cimetidine these medications did nothing!?
Foolish: ER people treat heart attacks, accidents, emergencies. That's why we call it the emergency room. They are poor at treating "red patches all over". What did they call it? Stop this foolishness and see a dermatologist. When you call, indicate if it is urgent. Is your water safe yet? Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except bedtime. It is a sleeping pill. Cimetidine is for acid stomach, not for skin. You need a p ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take 5 mg of Vicodin and 25 mg of Benadryl together? I weigh 113 pounds and I'm a female. I have an ovarian cyst and I hardly ever take pain medications so I'm a little afraid and my allergies are killing me.
Nasal steroid?: Whether you can take these medications depend greatly on their adverse effects . Both Benadryl and Vicodin have sedating effect and Vicodin may cause abdominal upset for some people. However if the pain is bad, you may have little choice. If you are referring to nasal congestion, a nasal steroid will likely work better than an antihistamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now off psych medications, like geodon, (ziprasidone) klonopin, ativan, trazodone, that put me to sleep. Am now using Benadryl evernight4 sleep no relaxation or wood
Sleep: Since you have tried many medications for sleep it may be useful to change your lifestyle if you have not already. Daily exercise before 3pm, no caffeine after 3pm, no alcohol in the evening. If these methods do not work consult with a clinical psychologist who can help uncover the difficulties preventing sleep and how to develop better coping skills. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At ER gave me shot of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) inmy arm will this interact with any of my medication I'm on clonazepam 3mg inderal 40mg twice a day and remeron 45 mg?
No: No it will not except to possibly increase sedation for a short time. ...Read more
Is there any type of medication other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (have heart disease) that can relieve sinus headaches from cold weather?
Best sleep medication for long term use? Can’t shut mind off at night. Benadryl makes me groggy. Klonopin causes brain atrophy(?) Melatonin don’t work
NO SLEEP MEDICINE is best for LONG TERM use since when used chronically they all stop working!
You need to get some basic INFO re: "sleep hygiene". Ask your Family Physician to start with . a SLEEP STUDY (if available) is often very helpful..
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