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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

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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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 ?

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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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


Robitussin Dac V (Definition)

Robitussin DAC V is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more