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Is the a non drowsy drug that does the same thing as benegril?

Is the a non drowsy drug that does the same thing as benegril?

Do you mean benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, but can be very sedating. If by doing the same thing you mean treating seasonal allergies then there are several anti-histamines that are usually not sedating, for example, fexofenadine, Loratadine and cetirizine. These are all available in various over the counter preparations. Please be sure to follow the package directions. ...Read more

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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more


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Please recommend the best non-drowsy cold medicine?

Cold Medicine: Drowsy cold medicines frequently have some sort of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in them. This is great if you want to sleep. If you need to function, your best bet is Pseudoephedrine 160 mg so you can take it twice daily. This with 2 -3 days of a nasal decongestant works wonders while keeping you awake! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a great non drowsy cold medicine for kids?

Humidity and saline: Using a neti pot or other saline rinse device provides symptom relief without any untoward side effects. There is no medicine to cure the cold - you just have to get through the symptoms. Run humidifier, warm fluids such as soup, and saline rinses are the way to go. Almost all of the 'cold' medicines out there will make kids drowsy, although some have opposite effect on certain kids and make wild! ...Read more

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I took NyQuil 5 hours ago and just took a tbs of robitissin non drowsy are they ok to mix?

I took NyQuil 5 hours ago and just took a tbs of robitissin non drowsy are they ok to mix?

Which nyquil?: If it is the one for cough , it contains dextromethotphan, a cough suppressant, which is the same ingredient in Robitussin, (guaifenesin) fine to take one after the other 6 hours apart, but not together, read the labels and instructions carefully, all the best ...Read more

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Does Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy make you hyper?

Does Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy make you hyper?

Antihistamine: Antihistamines can still cause drowsiness even if it says, non-drowsy, especially loratadine. Paradoxical effects of hyperactivity can be a side effect of antihistamines, though it tends to happen mostly in the very young or old. If you took a decongestant with it, then that can also cause hyperactivity. ...Read more

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Non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) is making me hyper, why?

Individual variance: Any medication can produce non-typical effects on some of the population that is not seen in others. Claritin (loratadine) does not seem to cross into the brain in most people, allowing for a lack of sedation for most.However, all of us have some differences in how our body reacts to some medications ant this can be one of them. For you, the medication likely reaches your brain and causes stimulation. ...Read more

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Should i take non-drowsy Claritin (loratadine) at night or in the morning?

Should i take non-drowsy Claritin (loratadine) at night or in the morning?

Either: It can be taken either day or night. However Claritin (loratadine) d which contains a decongestant can keep some people up at night. ...Read more