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Does benadryl help the flu?

2 doctors agreed: Yes: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is used for flu and zyrtec could be used to relief the associated stuffy nose. Yes and no: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating antihistamine. Yes, but: It is bit much, especially the prednisone.

How to take Benadryl for cold and flu? How to use Benadryl Cold/Flu Tablet. Take this medication by mouth with or without food or as directed by your doctor. If stomach upset occurs, it may help to take this medication with food or milk. Drink plenty of fluids when you use this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Which is better for a cold Benadryl or Sudafed? If you are simply having cold symptoms from a virus, Benadryl will probably not help your symptoms. Good over the counter nasal decongestants for both seasonal allergies and colds are sudafed or pseudoephedrine and/or fluticasone nasal spray.

What kind of Medicine is Benadryl used for? Daniel More, MD, is a board-certified allergist and clinical immunologist with a background in internal medicine. Benadryl ( diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine drug used for the treatment of mild symptoms of the common cold or allergies, including a runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

Are there any oral forms of Benadryl for hay fever? Oral forms of Benadryl are approved for treating mild allergy symptoms, hay fever, or symptoms caused by the common cold in adults and children ages 6 and older. Oral forms of the medication can help improve:

Can you take Benadryl if you have a cold?

Can you take Benadryl if you have a cold? If you are simply having cold symptoms from a virus, Benadryl will probably not help your symptoms. Good over the counter nasal decongestants for both seasonal allergies and colds are sudafed or pseudoephedrine and/or fluticasone nasal spray. Talk to a pharmacist they can recommend further.

What to do if you have an allergy to Benadryl? If you are taking warfarin, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while you are taking it with Benadryl Allergy/Cold (acetaminophen, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine tablets). This medicine may affect certain lab tests.

What are the effects of Benadryl on nasal congestion? Benadryl ( diphenhydramine) itself isn’t a nasal decongestant, but it does have ‘drying’ properties, which can help to relieve mild congestion. It is classified as ‘first-generation’ antihistamine, which have significant anticholinergic effects. These effects include: Dry mouth, dry eyes, dry skin, dry nasal passages, etc…

How long does it take for Benadryl to take effect? Oral Benadryl has a fast onset of action, working within 15 to 30 minutes. The typical duration of action is 4 to 6 hours. The most common side effects of Benadryl include: