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If I have been taking medicine for allergies, can I drink alcohol?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes and no

Ingestion of alcohol is not recommended when taking antihistamines that can produce drowsiness and slowed reaction time.
This generally refers to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others that have the caution: can cause drowsiness. Alcohol will not affect fexofenadine (allegra) or topical nasal steroids sprays (which are the most effective treatment for nasal allergies).

In brief: Yes and no

Ingestion of alcohol is not recommended when taking antihistamines that can produce drowsiness and slowed reaction time.
This generally refers to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others that have the caution: can cause drowsiness. Alcohol will not affect fexofenadine (allegra) or topical nasal steroids sprays (which are the most effective treatment for nasal allergies).
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