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I have bad seasonal allergies, zyrtec and clartin arent working. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with the zyrtec?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: OTC allergy meds

Combining Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec may make you very drowsy so take it at night.
You may like to try fexofenadine or Allegra instead; it's also non-sedating and can be taken once a day. Zyrtec and Claritin have derivatives that can be obtained only by prescription from your doctor. There are also nasal sprays that your doctor may try on you.

In brief: OTC allergy meds

Combining Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec may make you very drowsy so take it at night.
You may like to try fexofenadine or Allegra instead; it's also non-sedating and can be taken once a day. Zyrtec and Claritin have derivatives that can be obtained only by prescription from your doctor. There are also nasal sprays that your doctor may try on you.
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