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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
No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication. ...Read more
Yes: Hylands nighttime is an homeopathic preparation which really contains only very minute quantities of ingredients even if they are active medications. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: These are both antihistamines. If both are needed then physician guidance should be sought. ...Read more
Yes: One is oral and one is topical. There will not be any interaction. ...Read more
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
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
Benadryl/Zofran: Combo is safe!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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