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Can You Take Mucinex With An Antihistamine
You should not: Alavert is a non-sedating antihistamine (loratadine), which is the same active ingredient as Claritin. Benadryl is also a antihistamine, but causes more sedation than loratadine. The two should not be taken together as they are the same class of medication with similar mechanisms of action. Flonase is a nasal steroid which can be used with either Alavert or Benadryl ...Read more
Both to help more: Nasal steroid such as Flonase is the front line treatment for allergic rhinitis, but at time people do need more than a spray--adding an antihistamine such as alavert, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra is quite common--they do not interact and in fact both work to help your allergies. Of course, use the smallest effective dose when needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you take penicillin vk 500mg with allegra (fexofenadine) or would it be better to take with (acetaminophen)?
Yes you can: You can take both medications together providing that you take them at the recommended otc doses. ...Read more
Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking paroxetine (Paxil) in the past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking loratadine (Claritin) or Clarinex in the past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time. If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the Paxil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is a sedating antihistamine that one should take only in the evening. tetrahydrozoline is a vasoconstrictor (constricts blood vessels), used in eye drops. It should not be used for more than 5 days, because it may cause damage to the lining of the eye (conjunctiva). It is better to use oral fexofenadine or cetirizine and eye drops such as ketotifen, ...Read more
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