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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with nausea and headache?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with nausea and headache?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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Can you take Reglan (metoclopramide) together with Benadryl for migraine headaches?

Can you take Reglan (metoclopramide) together with Benadryl for migraine headaches?

Yes: May cause some over sedation, but some people have neurologic reactions to reglan (metoclopramide) that the benadryl may counteract. Not sure if would have a additive effect on migraine pain though. ...Read more

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What's better for hives, Zantac 150 or benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

What's better for hives, Zantac 150 or benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is better than zantac. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an h1 blocker, zantac is not. I like Allegra more than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) because Allegra does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Does Vistaril (hydroxyzine) help for Nausea, similar to bendaryl & Promethazine?

Does Vistaril (hydroxyzine) help for Nausea, similar to bendaryl & Promethazine?

Probably not: It is unlikely that Vistaril (hydroxyzine) would noticeably reduce your nausea. But if you get knocked out by its drowsiness effect, you would not be feeling the nausea as much. ...Read more

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Why are zofran, ativan and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the main three drugs used for nausea and vomiting on pediatric oncology?

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 more

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I have chills and slight nausea. What medicine should I take- Aleve for the bad fever or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the allergy?

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

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Do doctors have a problem prescribing phenergan (promethazine) for nausea especially for nausea with migraines?

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 more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you drowsy so be cautious if you drive or do other activity. You need to see your physician to clarify why you have the hives. ...Read more

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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

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Is there any over-the-counter anti nausea medication for chronic nausea and vomiting?

Is there any over-the-counter anti nausea medication for chronic nausea and vomiting?

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

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Soon starting amitriptyline 10mg for migraine. Also frequently use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Safe if taken a few hrs apart?

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 more

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Can an 11 year old take promethazine for nausea?

Can an 11 year old take promethazine for nausea?

YES, Promethazine OK: Promethazine is commonly prescibed for children. Ar his age: usual dose is 12.5-25mg every 8 hours. A suppository may also help. Hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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Is klonopin (clonazepam) or lorazepam better for nausea?Does lorazepam work for nausea

Is klonopin (clonazepam) or lorazepam better for nausea?Does lorazepam work for nausea

Maybe: These two medications are for anxiety. If the nausea is caused by anxiety they may help. Nausea can have many different causes. I suggest you contact your primary care physician to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Can you take emend for severe vomiting and nausea if severely allergic to zofran (ondansetron)?

Can you take emend for severe vomiting and nausea if severely allergic to zofran (ondansetron)?

Probably yes: both are prescription medicines, ask our doctor, who would be supervising your therapy, good luck ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can u take oxycodon for pain and hydroxyzine hal for allergies?

Can u take  oxycodon for pain and hydroxyzine hal for allergies?

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

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Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

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