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Can You Take Benadryl With Claritin
Probably yes.: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-conflict issues, then they often take a 'sedating' antihistamine at night for continued symptom relief and 'bonus' of sleep aid effect. Read more
Not really: These are both antihistamines. If both are needed then physician guidance should be sought. Read more
Not recommended: Claritin is a slow release, non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Claritin (loratadine) and Benadry: Hello. You can take both. Dedications at the recommended doses on the same day. Read more
Yes: No problem if not allergic to them. Read more
Depends: They are both in the same family (antihistamines), but a few people have daytime symptoms so take non-sedating med (like loratadine) and its effect wears off before next day's dose, so take a sedating (/older) antihistamine (like benadryl) at bedtime for continued relief and to aid with sleep. If no heart / urinary / blood pressure issues and no other meds to conflict with, not likely a problem. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need reason: If bad allergies or eczema then maybe. Read more
Should be OK!:
adding one Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for symptom relief in addition to Claritin is acceptable. These drugs act through different mechanisms and should not cause any additive side effects. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 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
See details: I would not avoid taking them in the same day. Choose one or the other. Read more
Yes, but: Yes, but why would they? They are both antihistamines and therefore do the same job. Read more
Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses. Read more
Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if I took two 10mg loratadine tablets a few hours ago?
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