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Can i take Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together and drink it down with an alka-seltzer?

Can i take Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together and drink it down with an alka-seltzer?

Maybe: Depending on what you are treating, i would space them out, take Claritin in the morning and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sedating though, so be careful driving or operating machines. Not sure what you are treating though. I can see that with urticaria but for nasal allergies, i would use a nasal spray instead of a second antihistamine. Alka seltzer will only help pain because it has aspirin. ...Read more

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


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Can i take Claritin with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can i take Claritin with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). I believe reactine is equivalent to Claritin (loratadine) in the us. Short answer- it is ok. ...Read more

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I take flonase and allergra for seasonal allergies, and that usually controls it. Today it is not. Can I take allegra, claritin, or benadryl?

I take flonase and allergra for seasonal allergies, and that usually controls it. Today it is not. Can I take allegra, claritin, or benadryl?

Allergy treatment: If taking Allegra already you should not double up on a long acting antihistamine (Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec). This can cause heart issues. Intra-nasal steroids (Flonase) should be used routinely. Adding Allegra is fine on an-needed basis. Adding short acting (Benadryl) is ok but indicates need for better preventive care (environmental controls, more consistent Flonase use, allergy shots). ...Read more

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Is it ok for child to take Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

Is it ok for child to take Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

yes, but: Yes, but why would they? They are both antihistamines and therefore do the same job. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on the same day?

Is it possible for me to take Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on the same day?

Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can you take Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

Preferably no: Claritin should last approximately 24 hours, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last about 3-4 hours. For usually treatment of allergic rhinitis or general allergy control most people do not need to take both at the same time. There are some circumstances where both may be taken on the same day but you should be followed and directed by an allergist if you are using so much antihistamines to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after claritin?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after claritin?

2 antihistamines: Even though both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin are both antihistamines, there should not be significant interaction or side effects if taken at the usual doses. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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


Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more