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Is It Okay To Mix Benadryl With My Other Medications
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 more
If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?
Is there any type of medication other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (have heart disease) that can relieve sinus headaches from cold weather?
When I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) now I have terrible hallucinations. I never used to hallucinate on benadryl (diphenhydramine). What could have changed? I didn't mix w other drugs
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
Ok short term: Benadryl is an antihistamine that makes some people sleepy. However, other people may become hyper alert on benadryl. Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time will not cause harm if taking recommended dosage on package. See your md to discuss how to better handle your "worries" if they are daily and causing you to lose sleep every night. ...Read more
Is it okay to mix ambien and benadyrl to treat insomnia? I took benadryl (diphenhydramine) around 4hrs after taking ambien bc it didn't work, are there side effects?
No don't mix drugs: Please don't mix ambien with benadryl (diphenhydramine). I would first suggest you speak with your doctor who prescribed you ambien and him/her that you are still experiencing insomnia. Mixing prescription medication with drugs like benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be dangerous. Perhaps you should improve your sleep hygiene first. Sleep same time every night, bed is used only for sleep, cool dark room, no distractions (TV) etc. ...Read more
I ate a grapefruit without thinking about an hour after taking a Benadryl pill. I know grapefruit can affect some medications will this be okay?
Yes: It mildly slows the breakdown of the benadryl. Just wait a few hours longer than usual before taking another ...Read more
Watch carefully: The combo can increase dizziness and drowsiness. Don't drive or do things that require clarity until you see how it affects you. Also, watch out for long term Valium use as it is addictive and intended for specific events - not regular everyday life. Also, your Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dose is fairly high unless spread throughout the day. Talk to your doctor about each issue. Be careful - be well. ...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?
Yes.: The mix without interaction, but do not take more benedryl than indicated for your age, size, and weight. ...Read more
Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you are taking other types of medication for allergies?
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
How long does it take to get epi out system. Also how long does it take body to get rid other drugs like predazone Benadryl (diphenhydramine) out if system.
Are there any immediate acting allergy medications I can take other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking Zoloft? I take my Zoloft every night at 930 so would it be fine to mix the two?
Yes: For most people that combination does not pose any problem. ...Read more
What can I take over the counter that will help me sleep deeper that will mix good with benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I'm being constantly woken up by trains, snow plows,
No good OTCs: 55 yo female with difficulty sleeping due to loud noise and wants to know what to mix with benadryl (diphenhydramine). First of all, benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not a good medicine to rely on for sleep. The effects only last a few hours, might help you fall asleep but won't keep you asleep. There are no OTC meds I would recommend for sleep. You should try ear plugs for noise. Please see your primary care physician for further recs ...Read more
I was Dx with rhinitis I take fluticasone and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helps some but still have problems especially in one side of face. Any meds I can add to mix?
See an allergist: That combination of medications will control most mild to moderate allergies. People who are having symptoms despite that much medication should seek help from an allergist to get better control of their symptoms ...Read more
Yes: They are two different medications usually given by inhalation and orally. Ok to administer at the same time. ...Read more
Hives on Minocycline, after 1st pill, 100mg. Diagnosed with HS in early 20's, have taken several courses of drug before with no issues. Took Benadryl, no itching now, would it be safe to continue with the antibiotic if I can control the hives? Thanks
Yes: Yes, you can combine these two medications. ...Read more
Melatonin in pregnancy...is it ok? Wanted to try a natural option over drugs like Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
NO, it is not ok.: Can cause developmental disorders. Do not take it while pregnant. ...Read more
Can taking a tablet of xyzal help to blunt an allergic reaction to a drug as fast & effectively as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would?
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