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Can You Take Claritin And Benadryl
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
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
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
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
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