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Benadryl For Nausea
Not usually: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine for allergies, and if seasonal issues trigger headaches, may be of limited benefit. But if you have migraine, will not help, and you are far better to try excedrin migraine or aleve. However, depending on your severity and frequency, you may want to consult your doctor and try to prevent the headaches. ...Read more
Can I take Allegra 2 hours after taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine)....I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep and 180mg Allegra for daily hives...
Sure: As long as you know what the side effects are and can tolerate it ...Read more
Why are zofran, ativan and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the main three drugs used for nausea and vomiting on pediatric oncology?
They work well...: Every patient is different with respect to the best combination of anti-nausea medicines that works for them. We tailor an anti-nausea regimen based on the patient and what chemotherapy they are receiving. There are other medications that can be added to the ones you mentioned, as well as acupressure and acupuncture (applied safely) that can help patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have chills and slight nausea. What medicine should I take- Aleve for the bad fever or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the allergy?
Perhaps both: You could take both but you didn't mention any specific allergy symptoms. Nausea could easily be a symptom of infection. And chills are not a symptom of allergy. In that case Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will only make you sleepy. It's not a very good medication for nausea. Take your Ibuprofen and go to bed. ...Read more
Do doctors have a problem prescribing phenergan (promethazine) for nausea especially for nausea with migraines?
Phenergan (promethazine) indication: Indicated for nausea/vomiting w/motion sickness. It's was used IV for nausea w/migraines but is caustic to bld vessels ; therefore use has fallen out of favor. W/nausea orally may be vomited ; given rectally has? Absorption. It's an antihistamine ; shouldn't be used in those w/resp problems (asthma, copd, sleep apnea), blood/immune system ds, glaucoma, heart ds w/o caution. Can't use pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would work better for motion sickness once vomiting has started... Iv Benadryl or IV phenergan (promethazine)?
Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a few months lead to dependency? Dizziness? Palpitations?
No, yes, and no.: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good drug for allergy and allergic reactions and, very occasionally, for sleep. If your take it continuously to sleep it can lose it's effectiveness and make it difficult to sleep at all without it. Anything with sedative effects can lead to dizziness. Palpitations are less likely. Moderation is a good idea. ...Read more
Some : Pepto bismol helps sometimes and if the nausea is due to acid reflux, things like zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec otc could too. Ginger is said to help deal with nausea as well. Lifestyle changes like limiting alcohol and caffeine could be of benefit but my question is why do you have chronic nausea? I would suggest you visit your family doc or a GI as there could be something that needs treatment. ...Read more
Soon starting amitriptyline 10mg for migraine. Also frequently use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Safe if taken a few hrs apart?
Yes, if prescribed: This low dose of amitriptylene may help prevent migraines, but may have some sedation & constipation with it. Best to take it at night. You might consider other, newer options for allergies that aren't as sedating as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- especially when added to amitriptylene. Discuss with your doctor, who knows you best.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably yes: both are prescription medicines, ask our doctor, who would be supervising your therapy, good luck ...Read more
I alternate between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and klonopin (for sleep) is it safe to take klonopin for anxiety morning after taking a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep?
Cannot fully endorse: Your information is of concern, as you describe issues with both sleep and anxiety and they may well relate. However, sounds like this may be getting more complex. You obviously have a sleep disorder, and may well need help with the anxiety. Please see a sleep specialist, and perhaps a psychiatrist, as there may be more success with an alternative approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxycodon/Hydoxyzine: Although Hydroxyzine may be taken with oxycodone concomitantly, please be aware that Hydroxyzine will potentiate the sedative effects of oxycodone so avoid driving or operating machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision. You should also avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. ...Read more