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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I took 2 teaspoons of tussionex (hydrocodone 20mg/antihistamine) at 4pm today. Would it be okay to go ahead and drink?
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
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