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Delsym And Benadryl
Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?
Regular medication: If you have cold symptoms it is more important than ever to take your regularly scheduled allergy/asthma medication. Delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be taken at the same time but if not helping, please call your doctor and discuss which part of your asthma action plan should be used. Read more
My child has a cough & severe congestion. Can I give them a dose of Delsym for the cough & Benadryl+congestion for the cocongestion at the same time?
Cough: Hi, thanks for the question, from the way your profile is filled out, it appears that you are under the age of 18. I am only permitted to answer questions on HealthTap to patients 18 years or older. Also, I'd like to direct your question to a pediatrician as I'm a general internist and only treat adults. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Read more
Yes: The medications can be taken at the same time and do not interfere with one another. Read more
See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that can help symptoms of mucus secretion in a cold. It usually is sedating. Delsym is an anticough med that will not interfere with the concomnitent use of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) however heed the following: cough/cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 yrs. Therefore, most docs do not rec these products to treat cold symptoms in kids. Read more
Can I give my 2 1/2 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Delsym for allergies/cough due to allergies?
2 1/2: Absolutely not until you get permission from the Pediatrician! Read more
Can I give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?
Can I give my 5 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and dextromethorphan polistirex cough suppressant?
I've taken Zyrtec, Flonase, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but can't sleep for coughing. These are all things my doctor told me to take. Can I take delsym too?
Yes but: There may be some additive sedating effect from both. So be sure that you know how alert you feel before you drive. Read more
Is it a bad idea to take acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, diphenhydramine, & tetrahydrocannabinol together?
Multiple mes: Yes- all the meds you mentioned can have additive effects when taken together. Please talk to your doctor. Read more