Are there any good allegry medicines besides Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy?

OTC allergy meds. Yes, there are. The old standouts are loratidine (claritin) and Cetirizine (zyrtec). This year, fenofexamine (allegra) was introduced. All have been prescription medicines previously and touted as non-sedating. Cetirizine often causes drowsiness so it has to be taken at bedtime; the other 2 can be taken during the day. All are taken once a day.

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Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or some allergy medicine while taking shots? Will it negate the allergy shots? Which medicine do you recommend?

Can take meds. Allergy and asthma medicines can be taken along with allergy shots. During the build up phase before the allergy injections beginning helping it is important to continue medication. Once the allergy shots start helping, medication can be used as needed. Read more...

Ok on bactrim 2x/day. Md raised to 2 pills b.I.D. Felt "flushy" (fullness in face) after 1st double dose but ok later. After 2nd still feel uncomfortable. Allergy or just too much medicine? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Sulfa Allergy. Sulfa allergy can be a significant problem. If you feel more swollen, have an itch or if you have a fever that was not there prior to the increased Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) dose you must consider this is an allergic reaction. Read more...
Tell your PCP. Tell your pcp what you are experiencing. He/she can either reduce the dose or put you on something else. It is hard to say if it is an allergy or too much meds. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will get rid of itches but not flushing. Read more...