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Dr. Sanjay Talati
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Ranitidine (Definition)

Treats and prevents heartburn with acid indigestion. Also treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid (such as zollinger-ellison syndrome). This medicine ...Read more


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Ok to take ranitidine and diphenhydramine?

Ok to take ranitidine and diphenhydramine?

Yes: There is no interaction between these tow meds so you can take them in combination without interaction complications. However, Diphenhydramine can make you quite drowsy, so be careful if driving or using machinery (i fall asleep just reading the bottle!).

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Was wondering if it was safe to mix ranitidine and benadryl (diphenhydramine) together and give to my one year old like that?

Was wondering if it was safe to mix ranitidine and benadryl (diphenhydramine) together and give to my one year old like that?

Mgt: They can be given as recommended by your pediatrician. They should be given separately rather than mixed in my opinion. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not for cold symptoms-- if your child is having an allergic reaction, please see your PCP right away.

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Hives for 4 days I hve perscribed meds hydroxyzine 25mg, diphenhydramine 25 mg, Ranitidine hydrochloride 150 mg & cetirizine 10mg. Wat should I use?

That's a lot: Cetirizine taken every day helps reduce frequency/severity of hives outbreaks. Hydroxyzine reduces itching immediately but also is potently sedating so is best used at bedtime only when needed. Diphenhydramine is similar to hydroxyzine but less effective (also less sedating) and can be used for as-needed daytime use. Ranitidine may complement cetirizine for some people with very severe symptoms.

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Diphenhydramine, prednisone, ranitidine are given to my dad before he does his cardiac cath. Is those going to help him not be allergic to iodine?

Diphenhydramine, prednisone, ranitidine are given to my dad before he does his cardiac cath. Is those going to help him not be allergic to iodine?

Allergy: Iodine is not the problem. Has he ever ingested "iodized" salt? If so, he is not iodine allergic. The IV contrast used in the cath is a spontaneous mast cell degranulator that causes the allergic reaction. We suppress this with those three meds prior to IV contrast to prevent reactions.

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Sometimes my face swells for no apparent reason. My lower jaw, tongue, lip, and even my throat. At first it will start to itch. I take zantac, (ranitidine) benedry?

Sometimes my face swells for no apparent reason. My lower jaw, tongue, lip, and even my throat. At first it will start to itch. I take zantac, (ranitidine) benedry?

Allergic: There is some type of allergic response and if those meds work continue to use them. It is important to try and determine the cause as some responses get worse over time and eventually need more than you are using. If labs are not helpful you may need a food elimination and/ or medication elimination protocol supervised by medical provider.

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Itchy ear, red sore tonsil on the lft side. What to do. Took benedryl, and zantac (ranitidine).

Itchy ear, red sore tonsil on the lft side. What to do. Took benedryl, and zantac (ranitidine).

Swollen tonsil: The ear symptoms may be caused by the inflammation in the tonsil. Whenever you have a persistent enlarged/swollen tonsil on one side needs to get checked and possibly biopsied.

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Is it safe to take 4 benadryl, 50 mg?

Is it safe to take 4 benadryl, 50 mg?

Not good idea: This will not kill you but will likely make you very drowsy, thirsty (dry mouth), and/or constipated. It may also lead to rapid heart beats. Why do you feel that you need that many?

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sinus?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sinus?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and has properties to dry secretions. If you are having sinus congestion from seasonal allergies, this may help alleviate some of your symptoms. It would also help if you have a runny nose.

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Can a 12 week old take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can a 12 week old take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: It is not recommended unless there is a serious allergic condition. You should see the doctor to have the baby evaluated before Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is given. You have to know what you are treating.

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What will happen if I take a ambian and a Benadryl?

Drug combo.: Generally you do not mix Ambien and Benedryl, Benedryl may make you so tired that you don't need the Ambien.

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with vodka?

Be very careful: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be very sedating, as can alcohol. If you are taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) don't drink alcohol.

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

Try not to take: Both at the same time. Melatonin may cause shortness of breath esp. Those with asthma history. Sleep tight! Http://www. Christopherhobbs. Com/website/library/articles/article_files/herbs_for_insomnia. Html.

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after drinking?

Not a good idea: How much alcohol was consumed and how long since the last drink. Mixing alcohol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (or any medication) is not a good idea.

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Is it safe to take expired benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is it safe to take expired benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication.

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Could you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with biaxon?

Could you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with biaxon?

Yes.: No significant interaction (s) known or found for selected drugs. Caution always advised with multiple medications. They still retain their individual side effects.

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after alcohol?

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after alcohol?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and alcohol: Benadryl is very sedating. Taking with alcohol may result in respiratory depression. You can stop breathing. Use a non-sedating antihistamine like Allegra or claritin (loratadine). A number of otc medications like nyquil also contain Benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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Is it bad to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep?

Is it bad to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep?

Sleep: I wouldn't recommend taking it as a long term sleep aid. Melatonin may be a better option for you.

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Is it safe to take 100mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is it safe to take 100mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

In one dose no: In divided doses over the day every 6 - 8 hours, yes, please read the labels and don't exceed the recommended dosage

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


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more