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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

Dimenhydrinate is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Is non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) ok to take whike breastfeeding?

Is non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) ok to take whike breastfeeding?

Yes: This is one of the best tolerated antihistamine preparations for breastfeeding.Transfer into milk is negligible as is effect on milk volume. ...Read more

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Is sleepy flu medicine better than non-sleepy one?

Is sleepy flu medicine better than non-sleepy one?

Not really better: "Sleepy" over-the counter medicine contains a sedating antihistamine, so it may be slightly more effective at drying up runny nose and might make it a little easier to fall asleep compared with daytime cold medicine. Sleep is very important for the body to heal properly. Over the counter medicine treats only symptoms to help you feel better, they do not shorten the disease course at all ...Read more

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Will the non drowsy robitussin (guaifenesin) keep me awake?

Will the non drowsy robitussin (guaifenesin) keep me awake?

No.: It should not keep you awake. It may cause heartbeat irregularities but not wakefulness. ...Read more

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Is there a non-drowsy antiemetic agent that causes less constipation than zofran (ondansetron)?

Is there a non-drowsy antiemetic agent that causes less constipation than zofran (ondansetron)?

Ginger?: Depends on cause of nausea. Sometimes standard anti emetics at low dose are effective and do not cause drowsiness. Ginger? ...Read more

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Is salbutamol and guaifenesin combination drug safe for babies less than 6 months?

Possibly: Salbutamol would be helpful if your child was wheezing, and the medication helped to relieve those symptoms. Guaifenesin would not be recommended in children under 4 years of age. If they have a cough severe enough needing medication at this age, they need to be seen by their physician. ...Read more

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Is it more effective to take more than one Claritin (loratadine) 24 hour reditabs every 24 hours?

Is it more effective to take more than one Claritin (loratadine) 24 hour reditabs every 24 hours?

Possibly: If you have allergies, you should really see an allergist for a detailed treatment plan tailored to your needs. Otherwise, otc antihistamines can be tried but Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest antihistamine out there. Try something like fexofenadine or cetirizine, both are stronger though they tend to cost a little more. ...Read more

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Non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) is making me hyper, why?

Individual variance: Any medication can produce non-typical effects on some of the population that is not seen in others. Claritin (loratadine) does not seem to cross into the brain in most people, allowing for a lack of sedation for most.However, all of us have some differences in how our body reacts to some medications ant this can be one of them. For you, the medication likely reaches your brain and causes stimulation. ...Read more

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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) more powerful than OTC allergy medicines?

Is zyrtec (cetirizine) more powerful than OTC allergy medicines?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) is OTC: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is otc and is considered a more potent antihistamine than some others. However everyone responds to medication differently. ...Read more

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Do over-the-counter medicines like decongestants labeled as "non-drowsy" make sleeping more difficult?

Do over-the-counter medicines like decongestants labeled as "non-drowsy" make sleeping more difficult?

Yes: that's a common side effect, kindly read the labels carefully, also shouldn't take the decongestants if you have high blood pressure or a cardiac problem, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cetirizine (an antihistamine) for sleep? Or, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better for sleep?

Is it ok to take cetirizine (an antihistamine) for sleep?  Or, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better for sleep?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If it works for that purpose, go ahead. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is one of the safest medicines around. It is incorporated in some pain and cough medicines to induce sleep. For this purpose, one may also try zyrtec. ...Read more

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Buying over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness? Which is the least drowsy brand?

Motion sickness: Bonine & dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy formula both contain meclizine, which is less sedating than regular formulation of dramamine (dimenhydrinate). ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dramamine (Definition)

Dramamine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling ...Read more