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My son is 11 years old and suffers severely from seasonal allergies. Due to upcoming test no antihistamines can be given. Can he have Robitussin DM?
Check with allergist: I don't think that's a problem, but I would ask the allergist what things are allowable for symptom relief in the meantime if this is an important test that you want done right ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and robitus: It is ok to take them together. ...Read more
No interaction: Assuming you have symptoms for which guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are indicated...there should be no interaction between these medications. Always read OTC medicine labels and ask the pharmacist whether your symptoms match the active ingredients! Sometimes less is more, so be careful with polypharmacy. Thank you for trusting HealthTap! Good luck-- ...Read more
I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies. What can I safely take? Robitussin? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.
Im on zpack for sinus infection but i have a ton of mucus that is stuck and wont come up or down can i use a antihistamine or mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a great: idea!Get a more detailed answer ›
I am treating acute bronchitis with mucinex (guaifenesin). Today my nose is very itchy but i read I should avoid antihistamines due to bronchitis. Any suggestions?
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Acute bronchitis does not show up on x-ray. I put my patients on antibiotics and sometimes IV steriods depending if I am going to admit them or not and bronchodilators. Never heard that antihistamines should not be used in bronchitis. If your nose is very itchy, could be allergens in which case, you may benefit
from nasonex (mometasone). Mucinex will help loosen the phlegm. ...Read more
Told of allergic rhinitis by 4 ENTs. Antihistamines + steroid spray + singulair + mucinex (guaifenesin) not working. Thick mucus PND and sore throat. Other options?
Yes: But don't exceed recommended doses if otc. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can combine these two medications. ...Read more
Is it ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and guaifenesin (chest congestion / expectorant) together?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) guaifenesin: Yes, it is alright to take both together. ...Read more
I'm 19 weeks pregnant and took robotussin dm about 4 hours ago. Can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help me sleep so I can actually get some decent sleep?
Which Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan)?: There is one for night time, which contains antihistamine, doxylamine, so Benadryl (diphenhydramine) then would be an extra dose, you need to be careful. Or the other Robitussin max strength DM, which doesn't contain an antihistaminic, then it shouldn't be a problem with the antihistaminic, read the labels carefully, also read about warnings with pregnancy, good luck ...Read more
Is it bad to take an antihistamine during a cold, i.e. does suppressing mucus make the cold last longer?
No value: Antihistamines have no value in the treatment of viral illnesses. ...Read more