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Drug Interactions between Benadryl and Claritin 24 Hour Allergy

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

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Interactions between your drugs

No interactions were found between Benadryl and Claritin 24 Hour Allergy. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Benadryl

A total of 448 drugs are known to interact with Benadryl.

Claritin 24 Hour Allergy

A total of 107 drugs are known to interact with Claritin 24 Hour Allergy.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

diphenhydrAMINE food

Applies to: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Ask your doctor before using diphenhydrAMINE together with ethanol. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking diphenhydrAMINE. You should be warned not to exceed recommended dosages and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment to safely take this combination. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Minor

loratadine food

Applies to: Claritin 24 Hour Allergy (loratadine)

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Antihistamines

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'antihistamines' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'antihistamines' category:

  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Claritin 24 Hour Allergy (loratadine)

Note: In certain circumstances, the benefits of taking this combination of drugs may outweigh any risks. Always consult your healthcare provider before making changes to your medications or dosage.


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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.