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What are a few good ways to counteract the side effects of diphenhydramine allergy tabs?
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sedation
If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenhydamine) causes sedation, don't take it.
In some states, driving under the influence of a sedating medication can get you into as much trouble as driving drunk. Try the otc meds fexofenadine (allergra), or Loratadine (claritin). Tip: generic lotatadine is available from costco or sam's club for about $12.00 for 365 tablets. They are tasteless and chewable for kids 1/2 = 5mg.

In brief: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sedation
If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenhydamine) causes sedation, don't take it.
In some states, driving under the influence of a sedating medication can get you into as much trouble as driving drunk. Try the otc meds fexofenadine (allergra), or Loratadine (claritin). Tip: generic lotatadine is available from costco or sam's club for about $12.00 for 365 tablets. They are tasteless and chewable for kids 1/2 = 5mg.
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