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Avoid these: Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) interact with many drugs. Don't mix it with alcohol, sleeping pills, sedatives, antidepressants, potassium supplements, sodium or potassium phosphate, antipsychotics, MAO inhibitors, symlin (pramlintide), sodium oxybate, Precedex (dexmedetomidine) & abilify (aripiprazole). Loratidine and fexofenadine are as effective & much safer. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red patches all over my body they itch.I went to the hospital and the gave me benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, &cimetidine these medications did nothing!?
Foolish: ER people treat heart attacks, accidents, emergencies. That's why we call it the emergency room. They are poor at treating "red patches all over". What did they call it? Stop this foolishness and see a dermatologist. When you call, indicate if it is urgent. Is your water safe yet? Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except bedtime. It is a sleeping pill. Cimetidine is for acid stomach, not for skin. You need a p ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you are taking other types of medication for allergies?
Are there any immediate acting allergy medications I can take other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Which medication is more effective in treating insomnia,promethazine or diphenhydramine ? Which one causes more sedative effect ?
It depends: The best way to treat insomnia most of the time is with improved sleep hygiene - avoid late day naps or caffeine, only use your bed for sleeping, and ensure you have a proper diet and exercise. Sedation is a side effect of the medicines you mentioned, patients may feel more sedate from either one depending on many things. ...Read more
Do anticholinergic medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have a link with mild cognitive impairment?
I took Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) earlier today to study for a test can I mix this medication with ametriptyline (use for insomia not depression) or diphenhydramine?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): If the other meds. Are taken at nite at low dose, should be fine. ...Read more
Is there any type of medication other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (have heart disease) that can relieve sinus headaches from cold weather?
What allergy medication is safe to take if have a history of kidney stones? Allegra, Zyrtec, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin?
I took two 50mg tablets of Diphenhydramine 17 hours before I had to take a pre-employment oral drug test. Is there a chance I might fail the drug test?
Unlikely: This would not be screened or confused with illegal drugs. However people often get drowsy from this relatively high dose . If you were to fail the test, it would be based on your performance and not the drug itself. ...Read more
No: It shouldn't show up in a home screening test. ...Read more
I ingested an allergen 5 days ago. I am still having a reaction and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the only drug working well. At 190 lbs how much can I take safely?
I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the night before my first prenatal apt. Drug tested and found that it was positive for valium?
Can a person be truly allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine)? (not to the die but the drug itself) if so can desensitization work?
Diphenhydramine: allergy to the active component can occur, very rare though, desensitazation can be performed but why? desensitazation is resorted to for any any drug if it is the only drug available to treat certain condition and no available alternatives, which isn't the case with diphenhydramine, get a second opinion, take care ...Read more
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