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Can I take Claritin with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes. Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). I believe reactine is equivalent to Claritin (loratadine) in the us. Short answer- it is ok. Read more...

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin the same?

No and yes. They are both antihistamines but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often causes drowsiness but is more effective in drying up the nose. It also has a shorter duration of action than claritin. Read more...

Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Both AH. Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works for just a few hours vs claritin's nearly 24 hours duration of action. Read more...

Cani take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with loratadine?

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...

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with claritin?

Yes. There is no interaction. Since Claritin (loratadine) does not cause drowsiness side effects should not be a problem. However, if Claritin (loratadine) is not solving the problem, alternatives such as Allegra or zyrtec should be considered. Read more...