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How Long Should I Wait To Take Antihistamines After Drinking
Only newer kind: The new-generation antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra possess virtually no sedating effect and I don't see any problem with it. I do caution however that a rare individual may still get drowsiness from them even though in studies the incidence is no higher than taking a sugar pill. Thus try it first before you combine alcohol with it. ...Read more
Yes and yes: Hoping you feel better. Antihistamines aren't really for colds, if that's what you have. Pseudoephedrine's helpful for a cold so long as you use only the recommended amount and only for a few days. Assuming you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more
Can I take a 10mg reactine for my allergies, and still drink a cup of neocitran for my cold? The neocirtan contains 20mg of antihistamine
I have heard I can take a Zantac (ranitidine) or antihistamine tablet prior to drinking alcohol to stop my face from flushing red, is this true?
Can I safely take cetirizine or any antihistamine AFTER drinking alcohol? For exemple in case of allergic reaction right after/during a party?
Avoid coffee: Obviously you are reacting to something in the coffee. You can change brands and see if that helps. If the symptoms persist, then try tea or some other beveridge. ...Read more
How long should I wait to take a dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after having an alcoholic drink?
How long would alcohol stay in your system? How long would I have to wait until I could take Benadryl? I had my last drink at 11pm it's now 5am.
Please define what a drink is.
You can prob take some benadryl but it may make you sleepy. ...Read more
I took 2 teaspoons of tussionex (hydrocodone 20mg/antihistamine) at 4pm today. Would it be okay to go ahead and drink?
Minimal info here: You don't really say enough to be certain - but - if it was a standard OTC like benadryl - and you took the directed amount and you take no other medications and have no other conditions that recommend no alcohol - a minimal to moderate amount should be ok. That means 1 or 2 (at most) w/ some food taken at a pleasant rate. Don't get drunk! That's never a good idea. ...Read more
Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?
Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at all. Dry skin is the most common cause for itching without a rash, consider applying a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing to see if this helps. Make sure that no new medication or supplement was introduced shortly before the onset of itching. ...Read more
I often get a sore throat and the causes wary. Sometimes if I go out in the cold weather or even if I drink something cold or sometimes even if I am tired & sleep late etc. Any suggestions on any medications (e.G stronger antihistamine etc) that can help
Sore throat: Finding the cause & treating it. Those meds. Are for lowering temp. And soothing discomfort temporarily. Consult your pcp. ...Read more
At least 6 hours: Benadryl reaches its peak plasma cocentration in 2to3 hours. It's affect is rather short acting 4to6 hours only. There may still be some affect left but it is safe to drink wine after 6 hours. Dependin on how much wine you drink, I suggest you do not drive ...Read more
How long after drinking at least 4 oz of whisky is mixed drinks is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
That's a lot: Taking 25 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be like having consumed 1-2 extra oz of whiskey in term of drowsiness effect. If you have previously consumed 6 oz of whiskey without problem, this may be ok. However if you had never drunk this much, then I would be cautious with the Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Not a good idea: Drinking and mixing any medications is not a good idea. ...Read more
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