Doctor insights on: Is diphenhydramine safe for hypothyroid
No: But the side effects from the medication can make you feel that way. ...Read more
Is it ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if pregnant and currently taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism?
Most likely: Benedryl is pretty innocuous. If you happen to have some itching or allergy reaction from any of your surgery meds or dressings, you may take it. Same if you need sleep and just need the benedryl for sedation. Take your other medications as prescribed, and let your surgeon about any other meds you are taking, just to keep him/her informed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What for?: Diphenhydramine is the generic name for the antihistamine with the brand name of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is generally taken every 6 hours and its main side effect in 2/3 of patients is they feel tired. In general there is no contraindication for you to avoid it after surgery per se. ...Read more
I wouldn't.: They are very similar drugs and closely related chemically. Their side effects are identical and would be additive if you took the two together. ...Read more
No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication. ...Read more
In one dose no: In divided doses over the day every 6 - 8 hours, yes, please read the labels and don't exceed the recommended dosage ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Codeine:
Hello. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and codeine taken together could make you sleepy so please make sure that you are not driving, operating equipment, or involved in any activities which require your cognition to be 100% on point!
Are you taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to counteract itching from codeine? If so, you may need to talk to your provider about trying something different. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on the dose: Ok at 12.5 to 25 mg range. ...Read more
Yes.: Any uncoated tablet that is not made to digest slowly can be broken. "time capsules", long-acting delivery systems, and coated pills should be left alone. But sometimes it can save you money to get a prescription for a higher-strength pill that you can cut yourself with a pill cutter. For example, instead of taking 1 50mg tablet twice a day you can take 1/2 of a 100mg tablet twice a day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Check with doc: Both cause sleepiness so combined makes even more so. Both can hurt you if you take too much, alone or together. It also depends on what other meds, drugs/alcohol, caffeine, you're taking & why you need the med in the first place. Good sleep is often obtained through good habits, and enough daily exercise & proper diet, to ensure a sound sleep. I bet a lot of marathon runners were ex-insomniacs! ...Read more
Yes: It is OK but we need other information about you to justify this on a regular basis ...Read more
Melatonin: Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, yes it is safe. ...Read more
Careful. Drowsiness.: Both narcotics and traditional antihistamines cause drowsiness and "groginess"; ask your pharmacist or provider for instructions before taking them together; and don't drive. That being said, it is not unusual to see strong (prescription) cough suppressants containing both a narcotic and an antihistamine. Why are you taking both? Perhaps for sleep? Ask for an alternative. ...Read more
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