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BigOreo

  2 months ago

Take caution with Benadryl

A position statement from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI), published in early October, warns against Benadryl and other first-generation H1 antihistamines as first-line treatments for hay fever and hives in adults and children.

medications like Benadryl are associated with sedation, cognitive impairment, and memory problems, says Dr. Anne Ellis, an allergist and professor at Queen’s University. Children can have paradoxical reactions that make them hyper, while older people can get delirious, she adds.

There are other options like Claritin and Reactine which are safer and have less side effects.
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Denise53

  2 months ago
Interesting article. I know also that even taking 10 mg of an antihistamine regularly can also cause a decline of cognitive function! Not good. Reply
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pinapower

  2 months ago
thanks fir info. Reply
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atlanta01

  2 months ago
I had a really bad response to antihistamines and have not been able to use them for more than 25 years. I know people who run to the pharmacy to get this medication and other similar medications without finding out if they really need it. I think it might be better to have this behind the counter at the pharmacy Reply
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boscolucy

  2 months ago
My Golden Retriever suffered from swimmers itch and would scratch himself to pieces. One of the medications 'safe' to use for dogs and suggested for him was Benedryl, although the recommended dose for his size of dog I thought was too much and I cut it back. Even though it worked wonders for him, it did make him drowsy. I used to give this to my daughter when she was little. Bug bites on her would swell to 3 times the normal size and be quite bothersome. I don't remember any adverse reactions for her though. Reply
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noravandoninck

  2 months ago
Yikes, good to know! Reply
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ck_AnneJ

  2 months ago
I used to take it years ago but haven't for a long time. I use a store brand allergy medication, which they have told me is safe to use with my medications Reply
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InsertUniqueNameHere

  2 months ago
thats too bad, it worked the best for sudden allergic reactions..I guess because it had ingredients that were too strong lol Reply
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dragondack

  2 months ago
There are certain ones that I am not supposed to take as the effect my Heart meds? Reply
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