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Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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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?

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

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Does Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contain antihistamine?

Does Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) contain antihistamine?

No: Just a mucus thinner and a cough suppressant. In the future, you can just google the product and ascertain the ingredients on most drug products yourself. ...Read more

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Can I take antihistamine and guaifenesin together ?

Yes!: There are many over the counter products that combine guaifenesin and an antihistamine, like diphenhydramine, in a single pill. They work very differently and do not have any interactions with each other that are dangerous. Feel better! ...Read more

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Should you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and an antihistamine together?

No harm: There is no contraindication in taking an antihistamine together with a mucolytic (breaks up mucus) like mucinex (guaifenesin). However, the most effective treatment for nasal allergies is nsasl cortisone type sprays. ...Read more

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Can i take robitussin cf and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can i take robitussin cf and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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

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I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies. What can I safely take? Robitussin? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.

I take 50mg of trazadone/day. I'm also dealing w/seasonal allergies.  What can I safely take? Robitussin?  Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Everything carries warnings.

Nasal steroid spray: Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment for seasonal allergies. In addition, there would be no drug interaction with other medications including trazadone. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need antibiotics to: 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

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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?

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

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Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) with an inhaler/anihistamine?

Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) with an inhaler/anihistamine?

Yes: No contraindications with combination sited. Guafenesin is in many products including Mucinex (guaifenesin) and many cough remedies. Just do not overdose with this medication. Can in very high blood levels cause slowing of heart. ...Read more

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What are the common uses of antihistamine?

What are the common uses of antihistamine?

Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling. They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. Some are sedating; those are used as sleep aids. Many otc sleep meds contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl). ...Read more

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Is Flixonase an antihistamine?

Steroid Nasal Spray: Flixonase or Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a steroid nasal spray commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis by decreasing the allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. It is not an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Is there an antihistamine cream?

Yes, but avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is available. While some people find temporary relief for insect bites with this, in general it is not very effective compared to other antihistamines taken as pills or tabs. For generalized rash, it really doesn't make sense. ...Read more

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What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Meclizine are some that can be used. Different for different patients. ...Read more

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If someone takes 52 antihistamines, is this something to be concerned about?

If someone takes 52 antihistamines, is this something to be concerned about?

Yes: It tells me that this is a risky behavior and likely a suicidal attempt. Call the psychiatrist or the suicide hotline. ...Read more

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Is Flonase an antihistamine?

Is Flonase an antihistamine?

No: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray. It is often used in conjunction with an antihistamine. The most commonly used antihistamines today are the non-sedating antihistamines: claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Each of these had a generic drug available, too. ...Read more

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Which antihistamine for a rash?

Which antihistamine for a rash?

It depends on what : The rash is. If you have hives or an itchy rash - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is Robitussin (guaifenesin) pe?

2 medicines: Its a combination of a medicine called Pseudoephedrine which is a decongestant that works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nose and an expectorant ( guaifenesen ) that aims to make mucous easier to cough up. ...Read more

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I was wondering is antihistamine meant to burn?

No: Antihistamines are medications available as oral tablets, syrups or nasal sprays (Azelastine) to treat the symptoms of allergies. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cloutier
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Guaifenesin (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Robitussin (Definition)

Robitussin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more