Treats allergy symptoms and helps you sleep. Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is great for allergies, but curl up on the couch after taking it and get ready for a nap. Relieves allergy symptoms. Nasacort Aq (Triamcinolone) is the only medication in its class available over the counter for treating stuffy and runny nose due to allergies. You have to use it every day for it to work. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.63 Benadryl
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FDA side effect reports for Benadryl » More Nasacort AQ side effects » How it works Benadryl Nasacort AQ Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. It also makes you sleepy. Nasacort Aq (Triamcinolone) is a nasal steroid. It works directly in your nose to help reduce swelling and inflammation from allergies. Type of medication Benadryl Nasacort AQ Prescription or OTC Prescription or OTC Available as Benadryl Nasacort AQ Pill Oral solution Cream, gel, or ointment Used for Benadryl Nasacort AQ Risk factors for serious side effects Benadryl Nasacort AQ › Using other drugs with the same ingredients › Age 65 years or older › Taking with alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert › Children age 6 years and younger Detailed Benadryl (diphenhydramine) risks & warnings » › Long-term use › Surgery or trauma to the nose or sinuses › Exposure to immunizable diseases (chickenpox and measles) › Exposure to tuberculosis Detailed Nasacort Aq (triamcinolone) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Alcohol Benadryl Nasacort AQ › Don't take it with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy. No alcohol related info.
Sleep Benadryl Nasacort AQ › Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) makes you tired, so take it before you go to sleep. › Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) makes you more tired than Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec. No sleep related info. Upsides and benefits Benadryl Nasacort AQ › Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is often better than other antihistamines at treating allergy symptoms and hives. › It can provide quick relief of allergy symptoms for both kids and adults. › It makes you sleepy, so it'll help if your allergies are bothering you at night. › The effects wear off in 4 to 6 hours, so side effects don't last that long. › It comes as a tablet, capsule, liquid, and quick dissolving tablet. › Available over the counter without a prescription. › First-choice medication for treating runny and stuffy noses caused by allergies. It works by reducing inflammation in the nose. › Because it's used directly where the inflammation is happening, it has fewer side effects than oral steroids do and has a lower chance of causing withdrawal symptoms once the medication is stopped. Downsides and risks Benadryl Nasacort AQ › Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) makes you more tired than Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec. › You shouldn't drive after taking Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) until you know how it affects you. › Talk to a pediatrician before giving Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) to a child. › It can increase the risk of falls, so elderly people shouldn't use Benadryl (Diphenhydramine). › Don't use Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) if you are breastfeeding. › Can't be used on as-needed basis. Must be taken every day. › Doesn't have a counter on it, so it can be hard to remember how many sprays are left. › Since the medicine in Nasacort Aq (Triamcinolone) is a steroid, it can slow down your healing process if you've hurt your nose or had nose surgery. › Needs to be primed before use and re-primed if not used for more than 2 weeks. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Benadryl Nasacort AQ › Take it as needed every 4 to 6 hours. › Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) can make you dehydrated, so avoid this side effect by drinking plenty of fluids. › Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) makes you tired, so take it before you go to sleep. › Don't take it with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy. › If you need to use it for more than a few weeks, talk with your doctor. A different medication might work better for you long-term. › If you only have itchy or watery eyes, try using just an antihistamine eye drop. › Use Nasacort Aq (Triamcinolone) once a day, following age-specific recommendations on how many sprays to use. Don't take more than prescribed. › Blow your nose before using. › Can cause thrush (a fungal infection) inside the nose and throat. › Can also cause nosebleeds, a sore throat, and headaches. › Needs to be used regularly during allergy season for it to work. It can take 1 to 2 weeks for the medicine to start working fully. › Check with your doctor or pharmacist on how to use the nasal spray the right way. › Shake well before using it. Before the first use, prime the bottle by spraying it until you see a fine mist. Learn more More about Benadryl Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Nasacort AQ Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert