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Can adults take children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can adults take children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Sure: Plain Children's Benadryl and plain Adult's Benadryl have the same diphenhydramine ingredient. One just has to decide how many milligrams to take (such as 25mg or 50mg), and then she can figure out how many tablets, capsules, or milliliters of the Children's or of the Adult's formulation to take. If one takes the same number of milligrams, it should not matter which formulation is taken. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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Claritin for children and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Claritin for children and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Not recommended: Both Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are anti histamines. Claritin is long acting usually used once a day and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is shorter acting. May be used 3-4 times a day. Since they both have action, recommended not to take it same time. ...Read more

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Claritin versus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for kids?

Claritin versus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for kids?

Work differently: Claritin in a non-drowsy antihistamine. It doesn't cause sleepiness, but you need to use it every day for it to work really well. It's lousy for severe allergic reactions because it takes days to be fully effective. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and only lasts for six hours, but is great for severe allergic reactions and works very quickly. If you're exposed and need help now, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is better. ...Read more

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Can an adult use a children's benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can an adult use a children's benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: This is the same medicine as that used for adults.Only the size and dose in a given pill/ concentration of a liquid will differ. ...Read more

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Can Children's Claritin (loratadine) cause constipation?

Can Children's Claritin (loratadine) cause constipation?

Not likely: Not likely to cause constipation. Constipation is more likely to be caused by a decrease in hydration or a change in diet. ...Read more

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Can you give children Claritin (loratadine) with nurofen?

Can you give children Claritin (loratadine) with nurofen?

Yes: Antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) may be given along with Ibuprofen if the symptoms warrant. Of course the doses must be determined by the child's weight. ...Read more

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Can mix childrens ibuprofen and children's claritin (loratadine)?

Can mix childrens ibuprofen and children's claritin (loratadine)?

Yes, ibuprofen and: loratadine can be given together. Just be sure that you are giving the proper dose of each. It's sometimes easy to mix up dosing when giving multiple medications together. ...Read more

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For children's allergies should you combine zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

For children's allergies should you combine zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Pick one: While both zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for treatment of allergies in children, it is rarely necessary to use both at the same time. In my experience, Claritin works for many and zyrtec works for most patients. While there is little harm to combining these, it doesn't add to the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Are non-drowsy antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) effective for treating asthma?

Are non-drowsy antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) effective for treating asthma?

Not directly: Claritin is useful to reduce the symptoms of allergies, especially post nasal drip. It should be used with other medications. Mid you are having serious allergic symptoms that worsen your asthma, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy antihistamine still cause drowsiness?

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Yes: Claritin is a second generation antihistamine which causes much less drowsiness than first generation antihistamine, like benadryl (diphenhydramine). The number of people who feel drowsy on Claritin is so low that it is labeled "non-drowsy". But each of us is unique. I have plenty of patients who feel drowsy on claritin, especially petite women. ...Read more

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Can children have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before surgery?

Can children have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before surgery?

Depends on variables: Most kids are not given anything by mouth within 4-8 hours of surgery.If needed for some reason just prior to surgery it would be given iv. If your question involves the days leading up to surgery, it is ok to use. ...Read more

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How effective is zyrtec (cetirizine) syrup for toddlers in treating cough?

How effective is zyrtec (cetirizine) syrup for toddlers in treating cough?

Toddler cough : Hello, zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine that may help with allergic disease. It will also help dry up excessive watery drainage. If your child has a cough linked to an allergic condition or possibly asthma, then zyrtec (cetirizine) may be very helpful. Check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can children outgrow asthma?

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Can children outgrow asthma?

Can be asymptomatic: You do not "outgrow" asthma, but can become asymptomatic- not have symptoms. The asthma can potentiaaly come back at a later date. Think of it as an iceberg. If below the surface no symptoms. Once about the water line symptoms return. ...Read more

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Is 4 tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too much?

Depends: This would be a normal dose for a 110 lb kid.The recommended dose is 1mg/kg. ...Read more

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Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Both AH: Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works for just a few hours vs claritin's nearly 24 hours duration of action. ...Read more

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A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. is allegra similar? 24lbs

A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. is allegra similar? 24lbs

Yes and no: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating antihistamine. Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine. How old is your child? Typically you should not use these meds on children less than 2 yrs old. There are other things you can try such as bed elevation and humidifier at night. ...Read more

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