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Is There A Difference Between Benadryl And Pseudoephedrine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Sudafed: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine (blocks the histamine receptor) and sudafed is a decongestant. Basically sudafed grabs a hold of the blood vessels and squeezes them down for a period of time. Hence the reason that rebound congestion and high blood pressure are attributed to this medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 120 mg pseudoephedrine every 12 hours, 10 mg loratadine in morning, and one Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime, is this ok?
Medication question: It is okay to take the pseudoephedrine with the loratadine. However, the nighttime Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be considered a duplication of the loratadine which is a 24 hour medication. Without knowing more about your medical history, I would not suggest that you do that. Instead, I would suggest discussing the optimum management of your medications with your doctor. ...Read more
Medical questions: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, good for allergies and to lessen the drainage during an upper respiratory infection. Sudafed is a decongestant, good for helping you breath through a stuffy nose from a cold, bad allergies or sinus problems. Sudafed can also raise blood pressure, and shouldn't be taken on a regular basis. ...Read more
Avoid decongestants: Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) can cause irritability and high blood pressure in children but doesn't seem to actually help with congestion until puberty. Sudafed-pe (phenylephrine) has the same issues but typically is very poorly absorbed into the body. These drugs should never be given to children given the potential harm and lack of benefit. Benadryl should be limited to once a day during a cold. ...Read more
What is the recommended doseage schedule when taking both Sudafed with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?
Every 6 hours: It is OK to use both together. Do not use either one more than 4 times in a 24 hour period (every 6 hours). Of course, follow the directions on the box that indicates the number of pills (dosage) to take at one time. Sudafed is a decongestant and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine so they have two different effects. ...Read more
I took regular sudafed a few hours ago. Can i take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before i go to bed?
Yes: Yes. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ins an antihistamine, and sudafed is a decongestant. There is no problem taking them together at their recommended dosages, as long as you don't have any medical conditions in which these medications are not recommended (check with your doctor if you are unsure). ...Read more
I took my nasonex and my sudafed yesterday and felt fine all day, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night. I took my nasonex and sudafed today and feel off and tired?
What happens when you take aspirin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) sudafed and Mucinex all at the same time?
Severe allergies. OTC don't work anymore except pseudoephedrine and benedryl (side effects). Recommend OTC. DO NOT SAY SEE A DOCTOR - can't afford?
Just took Sudafed(nondrowsy small round red pill). I meant to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (pink oblong pill) for relief from an itchy rash. Can I stil take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
I take Claritin & sudafed daily to help w/allergies & asthma, but allergies &/or head cold are very bad now. What else can I add? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
I had runny nose/congestion for 4 days, took Benadryl + Sudafed, runny nose gone now, but still need Sudafed at night to breathe. Should I be worried?
No: No, probably just a common cold, sometimes symptoms can last 10-14 days. Try not to use sudafed every night though. It is a decongestant and will work quickly to help you breathe, but can also cause side effects. Natural remedies like using a humidifier, nasal saline rinses, and drinking tea with honey before bed can help. ...Read more
I currently take flonase,benadryl,sudafed PE,&zyrtec, yet my allergies are not controlled. Avoid food sensitivities/worse after URI. Y nt controlled?
Allergy triggers: You might be a candidate for allergy desensitization shots. Are you able to avoid allergens? Make your bedroom as allergen free as possible. Here is an article from the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: http://acaai.org/allergies/allergy-treatment/environmental-trigger-avoidance ...Read more
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