This question was answered on Mon 30, Nov 2009 03:12am by Dr. Harsha Priolcar

can i take benadryl and mucinex together

    
Asked by gillybean2284 (Female; 25; exercise induced asthma. Mild asthma; Relevant drugs:only on birth control ) on Sun 29, Nov 2009 01:16am

can i take benadryl and mucinex together

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Answer by Dr. Harsha Priolcar  on Mon 30, Nov 2009 03:12am:

Hello, They should be safe taken together for a short time, unless you have a known allergy to any of the drugs. Mucinex is an expectorant that helps liquefy mucus and Benadryl is an anti-histamine decongestant that relieves cough and a stuffy nose. They are often prescribed together for common colds, sinusitis and other upper respiratory infections. If you experience any side effects such as dizziness, severe headaches, palpitations, easy bruising, see your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care.
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Comment by on Mon 09, May 2011 10:00pm:
There are no reported drug interactions between Mucinex and Benadryl and these can be taken together. However Benadryl causes drowsiness and hence driving and operating machines should be avoided after taking Benadryl.

Comment by Beatrice Wetherwax on Sun 10, Jun 2012 01:30am:
Benadryl is not a "antihistamine decongestant" Those are two different medications. Benadryl is the antihistamine which dries up allergy related secretions and blocks the histamine from causing issues in the body. It is NOT meant for colds! It does NOT relieve stuffiness.. it is NOT a decongestive agent. It's effects ... dep. on dose, can be mild doziness to extreme sleepiness. Mucinex.. is a decongestant-exportorant for chest colds and mild sinus stuffiness. MucinexD is has mild antihistamine properties. Both of them, depending on whether you use the QID(4 x per day) dosing version or the TID (twice a day). Mucinex, like benadryl can cause a lot of issues, despite how well it works.. those issues are often lightheadedness, dizziness, feeling "out of it", raising blood pressure, feeling an "echo" sensation in the brain. If you have sinus issues or bad head cold - Sudafed PE or regular If you have chest issues - aka a "chest cold" w/ cough from chest congestion- Mucinex If you have allergy issues - that are not chronic but hit/miss intermittant - Benadryl (it's what is used for bad hives) If you have allergy issues that are relatively minor however annoying - Clartin or Zyrtec but the Zyrtec can cause issues as well - lots of sleepiness. Because both are strong and depending on the individual's size, health situation - please don't combine Benadryl w/ Mucinex unless specifically told to do so by an MD or RNP that has see you and prescribed it. All the mixing of OTC medications for colds or allergies is what killed Heath Ledger and others - some of the medication combos really play games w/ one's heart rate and brain chemistry. And no, I'm not an MD - but I do have 9 nurses, 3 paramedics, and 2 pharmacy professionals in the family.

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