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Ok To Take Either Allegra Or Benadryl When On Prednisone
I have hives saw the doctor yesterday am on 1.5 mg of prednisone 2x/day for 2 days then weening. Took allegra 12 hour once yesterday afternoon and benadryl last night. Woke up hives were back too 12 hour allegra and they calmed down. Hives returned a?
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
Yes: There would not be a problem with either medication. ...Read more
"i have a rash and it will not stop itching I went to the e.r last night and they prescribed me prednisone and told me to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) I am 20 weeks?
See derm: Pregnancy alone can be associated with skin rash sometimes severe. A short-course of prednisone is the usual treatment. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does help by making you a little drowsy and probably not from its antihistamine effect. If the problem continues, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Both are effective anti-allergic medications. The major difference is that Allegra has much less tendency to cause sleep, while Benadryl (diphenhydramine) commonly induces sleep. So taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night might help you sleep better. Hopefully these will relieve your allergic symptoms. ...Read more
I have taken 360 mg of Allegra for hives, is it ok to take 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?
In general, seems ok: If a person had no problems taking Zoloft by itself in the morning, and no problems taking Allegra by itself in the morning, then he should expect no problems taking them together in the morning. Some people (but not everyone) do find additional benefit from taking Benadryl at bedtime even though they already took once-a-day Allegra in the morning. ...Read more
Similar medicines: All of these medicines are antihistamines. Taking combinations of antihistamines increases the possibility of side effects. If antihistamines are not working at recommended doses see a doctor. You may need a different type of treatment for your problem. ...Read more
I'm on prednisone and hydrocortosone cream plus allegra and claritin (loratadine). What else can I take?
For what?: Depending on what you are treating. Can you give more details please? ...Read more
I'm currently taking Allegra-D 24hr daily, can I also take the occasional Diphenhydramine? I mainly would use the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sedative effects.
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Yes, but...: 19 yo female taking nasacort, allegra-D and benadryl (diphenhydramine) all together. Yes, it is safe to take these together. For allergies, often a nasal spray and one oral antihistamine improve symptoms greatly. Don't use Allegra-D for more than 3 days at a time, try just regular Allegra. Also benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you tired and only last a few hours. See allergist if this combo of meds still not helping symptoms ...Read more
Can I take Allegra 2 hours after taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine)....I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep and 180mg Allegra for daily hives...
Sure: As long as you know what the side effects are and can tolerate it ...Read more
Can you take 25mg Benadryl 12 hours after taking regular allegra? I take toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg for blood pressure
Yes: You can take them together. If you are sensitive to the sedating effects of antihistamines, you should not take them at the same time. It would be better to take Allegra in the morning or afternoon and then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the evening before bed. However, if you don't feel sleepy after taking antihistamines, it would not be harmful to take them together. ...Read more
2 antihistamines: At usual doses, there should not be significant side effects from taking these 2 antihistamines together. If a person is needing this much for relief, consider seeing an allergist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I take flonase and allergra for seasonal allergies, and that usually controls it. Today it is not. Can I take allegra, claritin, or benadryl?
If taking Allegra already you should not double up on a long acting antihistamine (Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec). This can cause heart issues.
Intra-nasal steroids (Flonase) should be used routinely. Adding Allegra is fine on an-needed basis. Adding short acting (Benadryl) is ok but indicates need for better preventive care (environmental controls, more consistent Flonase use, allergy shots). ...Read more
I started itching and have hives, took a allegra at 3:30 am, applied Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ant-itch cream this morning. Noticed hives now can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablet?
Yes, but...: The Allegra (fexofenadine) is a long acting, non-sedating anti-histimine. If the itching hasn't been controlled, it is ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is a short acting and sedating anti-histimine- so be aware of the potential for drowsiness.....Limit the Benadryl to one or two tablets per day, if continuing the allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
Yes: Benedryl has some benefits as a really tenacious antihistamine that binds well with histamine & is very effective in that work. Its drawback is sedation which occurs because it enters the brain & messes with messages between nerve cells. You can take benedryl along with a non-sedating antihistamine as long as you can handle the side effects. ...Read more
Better not together: One or the other, space them out if you have to take both, but under doctor's supervision ...Read more
No, you should: Not mix antihistamines. Pick one or the other and stay with it ...Read more
Is it okay to take Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the course of one day (24hrs) if Allegra alone is not providing the relief I seek?
Yes, but: For what do you seek relief? If you have nose/eye/ear symptoms related to allergy, then there are more effective treatment strategies compared with oral antihistamines. An Allergist can help with this. If you have uncontrolled hives, might also see allergist or dermatologist, but using higher doses of long-acting antihistamine is common. Read labels and be aware of side effects (like sedation) ...Read more
Hi, I have allergic rhinitis and asthma, since my allergies are very strong I drink allegra daily can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
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