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Can you take Benadryl with claritin?

Can you take Benadryl with claritin?

Yes: There is no interaction. Since Claritin does not cause drowsiness side effects should not be a problem. However, if Claritin is not solving the problem, alternatives such as Allegra or zyrtec should be considered. ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl and Claritin together ?

Can you take Benadryl and Claritin together ?

Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so i wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together. Wait until one wears off before trying the other, about 24 hours or so. ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl while taking claritin?

Can you take Benadryl while taking claritin?

Yes: There is no interaction. Since Claritin does not cause drowsiness side effects should not be a problem. However, if Claritin is not solving the problem (hives or nasal allergies), alternatives such as Allegra or zyrtec should be considered. ...Read more

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I think something bit me and I need to take a benadryl but I took a claritin around 5 hours ago. Is this safe to do?

I think something bit me and I need to take a benadryl but I took a claritin around 5 hours ago. Is this safe to do?

Yes it is: But be careful if you're driving or using machinery, and don't exceed recommended dosage, that's exceptional though, you don't want to repeat unless recommended by a physician, good luck ...Read more

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Can i take Benadryl after taken a claritin?

Can i take Benadryl after taken a claritin?

Not recommended: Claritin is a slow release, non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl is a faster onset sedating antihistamine. Taking both will have additive effects and possible adverse effects such as sedation. It is not recommended that you take both of these without the guidance of your doctor. If the Claritin is not adequate for your symptoms, there are many other medications that can be prescribed to help. ...Read more

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Can i take Claritin with benadryl?

Can i take Claritin with benadryl?

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 i take Benadryl after claritin?

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

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After how many hours of taking claritin, can I take benadryl?

After how many hours of taking claritin, can I take benadryl?

No wait necessary: While both are antihistamines, only Benadryl will make you drowsy. So as a "one-time" dose, there should not be any significant problems. ...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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Took Claritin this morning. Can i take Benadryl tonight?

Should be OK!: Good afternoon, adding one Benadryl for symptom relief in addition to Claritin is acceptable. These drugs act through different mechanisms and should not cause any additive side effects. Benadryl is a sedating antihistamine, which should come handy to fall asleep at night and have a good night's sleep and be ready for action the next day! good luck. ...Read more

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