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Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Is taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with codeine safe?

Is taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with codeine safe?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Codeine: Hello. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and codeine taken together could make you sleepy so please make sure that you are not driving, operating equipment, or involved in any activities which require your cognition to be 100% on point! Are you taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to counteract itching from codeine? If so, you may need to talk to your provider about trying something different. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take expired benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is it safe to take expired benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication. ...Read more

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Safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with hylands nighttime?

Yes: Hylands nighttime is an homeopathic preparation which really contains only very minute quantities of ingredients even if they are active medications. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) safe for breastfeeding?

Claritin (loratadine) safe for breastfeeding?

Yes: Feel free to treat your allergies while breastfeeding. These is no problem with Claritin (loratadine) and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is expired allegra (fexofenadine) safe?

Is expired allegra (fexofenadine) safe?

Expired medication: Typically, when a medication expires, it's because it loses its potency or effectiveness. There are some medications that, with time, do breakdown with time into harmful substances. Check with your pharmacist to make sure. I would not recommend taking any expired medication. ...Read more

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Cani take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with loratadine?

Probably yes.: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-conflict issues, then they often take a 'sedating' antihistamine at night for continued symptom relief and 'bonus' of sleep aid effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take loratadine and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Is it safe to take loratadine and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Depends: They are both in the same family (antihistamines), but a few people have daytime symptoms so take non-sedating med (like loratadine) and its effect wears off before next day's dose, so take a sedating (/older) antihistamine (like benadryl) at bedtime for continued relief and to aid with sleep. If no heart / urinary / blood pressure issues and no other meds to conflict with, not likely a problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with.percocet and promethazine?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with.percocet and promethazine?

Probably but: But all these have some sedative effects and thus I would be very cautious in taking all of them together. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with ambien?

Is it safe to mix Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with ambien?

Ambien (zolpidem): Not sure if u r using the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy or to add to sleep, but i would consult your prescribing doctor first. ...Read more

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Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Both AH: Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works for just a few hours vs claritin's nearly 24 hours duration of action. ...Read more

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Take Claritin with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) is this okay?

Take Claritin with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) is this okay?

Not really: These are both antihistamines. If both are needed then physician guidance should be sought. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine hci ok to use while breastfeeding?

Considered OK...: Most physicians consider Diphenhydramine (aka benadryl) to be safe while breast feeding. There are some anecdotal reports suggesting that Diphenhydramine may affect milk supply, but data is lacking. Diphenhydramine could cause a little bit of sedation or fussiness (both are not harmful) in baby, but most infants are not affected. Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated if you have cold. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Vicodin?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Vicodin?

It is safe: However, taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Vicodin could increase the chances of central nervous system and respiratory depression. Always ask your physician for advice in weighing the dangers against the benefits. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while pregnant?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy. Some people take it for congestion or allergies. It can make folks sleepy however. If you have trouble sleeping, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be a big help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take claritan and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yep!: They are both antihistamines, with a difference. Benedryl is sedating, has to be taken 3-4 times a day, and may need to be reserved for bedtime dosing. Claritin (loratadine) is a once-a-day, nonsedating antihistamine, and can be taken any time of day. One common technique for using combination antihistamines for severe symptoms would be morning Claritin (loratadine) and bedtime benedryl. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both zyrtec and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Not a good choice: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a short acting antihistamine. Zyrtec is a long acting antihistamine. You may overdose if taking both at the same time or taking both in the same day. Consider a better allergy medication if zyrtec is not working well or if you have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) longer than 5 days. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more