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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
Do anticholinergic medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have a link with mild cognitive impairment?
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?
Yes: It mildly slows the breakdown of the benadryl. Just wait a few hours longer than usual before taking another ...Read more
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 more
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?
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 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 more
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 more
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 more
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?
What allergy medication is safe to take if have a history of kidney stones? Allegra, Zyrtec, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin?
Do medications like antidepressants antipsychotics antihistamines benzodiazepines cause enamel erosion? I am taking geodon (ziprasidone) and Benadryl now & concern
No, they do not: Harmful habits, like bruxism, might. Discuss this with your dentist. ...Read more
I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the night before my first prenatal apt. Drug tested and found that it was positive for valium?
Can a person be truly allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine)? (not to the die but the drug itself) if so can desensitization work?
Diphenhydramine: Allergy to the active component can occur, very rare though, desensitazation can be performed but why? Desensitazation is resorted to for any any drug if it is the only drug available to treat certain condition and no available alternatives, which isn't the case with diphenhydramine, get a second opinion, take care ...Read more
How long does it take to get epi out system. Also how long does it take body to get rid other drugs like predazone Benadryl (diphenhydramine) out if system.
When I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) now I have terrible hallucinations. I never used to hallucinate on benadryl (diphenhydramine). What could have changed? I didn't mix w other drugs
Melatonin in pregnancy...is it ok? Wanted to try a natural option over drugs like Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
NO, it is not ok.: Can cause developmental disorders. Do not take it while pregnant. ...Read more
Can taking a tablet of xyzal help to blunt an allergic reaction to a drug as fast & effectively as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would?
I need allergys meds need a negative drug test my allergies are killing me can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zrtek?
Will benadryl (diphenhydramine) have an effect on a methacholine challenge since its a anticholinergic drug?
Possibly: To get the best indication of bronchial hyper reactivity, you should not take any antihistamines for 3 to 7 days before the challenge. Unless, of course, the point is to see if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will diminish the reactivity. That's why you need to discuss such questions with the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more
Which medication is more effective in treating insomnia, promethazine or diphenhydramine? Which one causes more sedative effect?
It depends: The best way to treat insomnia most of the time is with improved sleep hygiene - avoid late day naps or caffeine, only use your bed for sleeping, and ensure you have a proper diet and exercise. Sedation is a side effect of the medicines you mentioned, patients may feel more sedate from either one depending on many things. ...Read more
I took one tylonal pm the has 25mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) in it. I have a pre employment drug test in 12 hrs what's the chance of a false positive for pcp.
False + UDS: Chances are very slim to none.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there any drug interactions? I took 3mg melatonin at 1:30am, Aller-tec at 10:30 am, Lansoprazol at 11:30, and Benadryl (allergic reaction) at 12pm
Nighty night: The worst thing that'lll happen with those meds is that you'll probably get some much needed rest! LOL....I know cuz I've 4 teenagers of my own. At least you've got a good reason to be sleeping with the melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). That should put you down for a little snooze. Otherwise, you should be good. Do you really need all those drugs? Your pharmacist can also help you with drug interactions ...Read more
Does Claritin work as well on a body-wide rash (maybe drug induced) as benadryl (diphenhydramine)? The rash is not severe; it has kind of like a mild sunburn look.
I took Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) earlier today to study for a test can I mix this medication with ametriptyline (use for insomia not depression) or diphenhydramine?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): If the other meds. Are taken at nite at low dose, should be fine. ...Read more
Heard drug allergies r rare, yet I get hives & occas flushing from nsaids, morphine, antiobios, even benadryl! Why is this? Seems unlikely yet happens
Unlikely is not ever: Unlikely does not mean impossible. It is very possible to have drug allergies. There can be no rhyme or reason but if you are allergic to these things you cannot use them safely. ...Read more
Did geodon (ziprasidone) damage my histamine and dopamine receptors? I am taking no psych drugs and do not feel great. Only way to sleep is one Benadryl or 0 rest
No: Geodon (ziprasidone) does not damage histamine or Dopamine receptors nor any other receptors in the central nervous system that we are aware of. I do not know why you were on Geodon (ziprasidone) in the first place, but if you're not feeling well I would recommend that you go back to your physician. It is possible to develop insomnia secondary to your primary psychiatric illness which then continues even if the primary psychiatric illness comes under control. This is called insomnia secondary to a mental disorder. You may get relief from your insomnia with melatonin which is over-the-counter. It is generally taken two hours before the desired time to fall asleep. ...Read more