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

Is it ok for child to take Claritin and Benadryl 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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Hello docs. I was wondering can you take Claritin and Benadryl at the same time?

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

Preferably no: Claritin should last approximately 24 hours, Benadryl 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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Is it possible for me to take Claritin d and Benadryl at the same time?

Is it possible for me to take Claritin d and Benadryl at the same time?

Preferably no: Claritin d should last approximately 24 hours, Benadryl last about 3-4 hours. For 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 and Claritin at the same time?

Can i take Benadryl and Claritin at the same time?

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 in the us. Short answer- it is ok. ...Read more

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Can my 8 yr old child who has heart disease take Benadryl and Claritin at the same time?

Can my 8 yr old child who has heart disease take Benadryl and Claritin at the same time?

Overdoing It: No. Please do not do this. There is so much evidence in medicine that more is not better. One should not mix medications that are similar in nature unless instructed to do so by a doctor. One does not give a child both Benadryl and Claritin at the same time. ...Read more

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Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time?

Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time?

Yes: Taking Loratadine in the morning and Diphenhydramine at night will help you avoid the drowsiness side effects of Diphenhydramine and help you if the Loratadine is not controlling your symptoms for the full 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time? Thanks in advance.

Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine at the same time? Thanks in advance.

Why should you?: Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin) is a mainly non-sedating antihistamine. Diphenhydramine is very sedating and affects the brain if if you don't feel sedated. In severe itching or welts, taking more that the recommended dose of antihistamines is acceptable. I would suggest you double-up on loratadine rather than adding the other and even then only if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Claritin and Benadryl 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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Took Claritin can I take Benadryl the same day?

Claritin and Benadry: Hello. You can take both. Dedications at the recommended doses on the same day. ...Read more

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Benadryl (Definition)

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