• Crys283 Crys283
    May 15, 2008
    im allergic to benedryl what else can i take?
    Crys283 Crys283
    May 15, 2008

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  • Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    May 19, 2008
    Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    May 19, 2008

    Hi Crys283,

     

    Without knowing what you were taking Benadryl for, it's impossible for anyone here to recommend an alternate. Your best bet is probably to talk with your personal physician or pharmacist.

     

    I can tell you, though, that if you were taking Benadryl for allergies, it's not your best choice anyway. Second-generation antihistamines, such as Claritin, Clarinex, Zyrtec, and Allegra are just as effective and don't cause sleepiness. There are also nasal steroid sprays such as Nasonex and Singulair.

     

    Talk with your doctor to find out the best alternatives for you.

     

    To your health,

    Kathi


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