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(Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine)

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These medications are comparable to Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) or used for similar purposes.

Dimetapp Cold And Allergy
(Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine)

Nasacort Aq
(Triamcinolone)

Sudafed
(Pseudoephedrine)

Claritin
(Loratadine)

Brotapp
(Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine)

Flonase
(Fluticasone)

Allegra
(Fexofenadine)

Benadryl
(Diphenhydramine)

Sudafed Pe
(Phenylephrine)

Zyrtec
(Cetirizine)

Relieves congestion and allergy symptoms for kids. Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) is good for multiple nasal symptoms, but it can make you really drowsy.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.Clears your sinuses. Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) relieves stuffy nose, but it could keep you up at night. Don't forget your photo ID or you won't be able to buy it in the drugstore.Treats allergy symptoms. Claritin (Loratadine) is a once-daily allergy relief medication that doesn't make you feel sleepy.Relieves congestion and allergy symptoms. Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) is okay for treating congestion, but it could make you really tired or keep you wide awake.Relieves allergy symptoms. Flonase (Fluticasone) is a good first-choice medicine for treating a runny or stuffy nose caused by allergies, and it's cheaper than some alternatives.Treats allergy symptoms. Allegra (Fexofenadine) relieves allergy symptoms without making you feel drowsy.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.Clears your sinuses. Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) is a good medication for relieving stuffy nose. It doesn't work as well as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), but it has fewer side effects.Treats allergy symptoms. Zyrtec (Cetirizine) is a once-daily allergy relief medication that won't make you feel too sleepy.
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Reviews for Nasacort Aq (Triamcinolone)
67%
4% vs. Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine)
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Reviews for Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine)
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Reviews for Claritin (Loratadine)
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Reviews for Flonase (Fluticasone)
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Reviews for Allegra (Fexofenadine)
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Reviews for Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
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Reviews for Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine)
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Reviews for Zyrtec (Cetirizine)
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Side effects
Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec

We haven’t found good data for Dimetapp Cold and Allergy side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Dimetapp Cold and Allergy »
  • Sore throat 2%
  • Cough increased 2%
  • Tooth disorder 2%
  • Headache 2%
  • Throat pain 2%
  • Diarrhea 2%
  • Bronchitis 2%
  • Indigestion 2%
  • Flu syndrome 2%
  • Common cold 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Sudafed side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Claritin side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Brotapp side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Brotapp »
  • Asthma symptoms 4%
  • Nausea/vomiting 3%
  • Nosebleed 2%
  • Headache 1%
  • Cough 1%
  • Sore throat 1%
More Flonase side effects »
  • Vomiting 3%
  • Headache 3%
  • Cough 3%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 2%
  • Diarrhea 1%
  • Fever 1%
  • Runny nose 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Stomach discomfort 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Benadryl side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Phenylephrine side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Zyrtec side effects.

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How it works
Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec
Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine that relieves allergy and cold symptoms. Brompheniramine (an antihistamine) prevents allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes or skin. Phenylephrine (a decongestant) clears your sinuses.Nasacort Aq (Triamcinolone) is a nasal steroid. It works directly in your nose to help reduce swelling and inflammation from allergies.Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) is a decongestant. It narrows blood vessels and reduces swelling in your nasal passages to make breathing easier.Claritin (Loratadine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. Antihistamines can also make you sleepy, but Loratadine is a low-drowsiness version.Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine that relieves allergy and cold symptoms. Brompheniramine (an antihistamine) treats runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes or skin. Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears your sinuses.Flonase (Fluticasone) is a nasal steroid. It works directly in your nose to reduce swelling and inflammation caused by allergies.Allegra (Fexofenadine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. It also makes you sleepy.Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) is a decongestant. It narrows blood vessels and reduces swelling in your nasal passages to make breathing easier.Zyrtec (Cetirizine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. Antihistamines can also make you sleepy, but Zyrtec is a low-drowsiness version.
Type of medication
Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec
DecongestantAntihistamine
1st generation
Over-the-counter
Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
Prescription or OTC
DecongestantPrescription or OTC
Antihistamine
2nd generation
Prescription or OTC
DecongestantAntihistamine
1st generation
Over-the-counter
Anti-inflammatory
Corticosteroid
Prescription or OTC
Antihistamine
2nd generation
Prescription or OTC
Antihistamine
1st generation
Prescription or OTC
DecongestantPrescription or OTC
Antihistamine
2nd generation
Prescription or OTC
Available as
Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec
  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
  • Nasal spray
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Orally disintegrating tablet
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Nasal spray
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Oral solution
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Pill
  • Nasal spray
  • Eye drops
  • Suppository
  • Pill
  • Liquid capsule
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
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Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec
Risk factors for serious side effects
Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking with other medicines that make you less alert
  • Women of childbearing age
  • History of high blood pressure
  • Taking MAO inhibitors
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Glaucoma
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
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Pregnancy category
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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

See the FDA package insert
Alcohol
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  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
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  • Don't take it with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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  • The dose needs to be adjusted for people with kidney problems.
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Sex
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Sleep
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes/mouth, and constipation.
No specific sleep-related info.
  • It can affect the quality of your sleep, so you can't take it too close to going to bed.
  • Relieves allergy symptoms like sneezing and runny nose just as well as other antihistamines, but with less sedation (drowsiness).
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
No specific sleep-related info.
  • Won't make you feel drowsy like some antihistamine medicines.
  • Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) makes you tired, so take it before you go to sleep.
  • Shouldn't use it before you want to sleep.
No specific sleep-related info.
Weight
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Upsides and benefits
Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec
  • Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine with a decongestant and an antihistamine that's helpful in treating nasal symptoms related to cold and allergy.
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) is useful for itchy eyes, runny nose, or constant sneezing.
  • Phenylephrine (the decongestant) is good for relieving congestion.
  • 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.
  • One of the best over-the-counter options to clear stuffy nose and help you breathe better.
  • Clears nasal congestion better than other decongestants like phenylephrine.
  • Can be helpful in relieving congestion-related headaches and pressure in your ears.
  • Available in regular and extended release forms.
  • Relieves allergy symptoms like sneezing and runny nose just as well as other antihistamines, but with less sedation (drowsiness).
  • Also treats hives and itchy skin.
  • Side effects are rare and usually mild.
  • Comes as a tablet, liquid, or quick-dissolving tablet.
  • Can provide quick relief of allergy symptoms for both kids and adults.
  • Okay to take with most other medications because it doesn't have many interactions.
  • Available over the counter without a prescription.
  • Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine that relieves cold and allergy symptoms. It's good to use if you have congestion, watery eyes, and sneezing.
  • Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears nose congestion to help you breathe better.
  • Brompheniramine (an antihistamine) helps relieve itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing.
  • Can be used as needed to help control symptoms in people age 13 years or older.
  • Available as a generic medication.
  • 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.
  • Relieves allergy symptoms, like sneezing, runny nose, and itching.
  • Approved to be used in kids and adults age 6 months and older.
  • Won't make you feel drowsy like some antihistamine medicines.
  • Available over-the-counter without a prescription.
  • Comes in many forms, such as a tablet, liquid, or quick-dissolving tablet.
  • It's okay to take with most other medications since it has very few interactions.
  • Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is often better than other antihistamines at treating allergy symptoms and hives.
  • 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.
  • It can provide quick relief of allergy symptoms for both kids and adults.
  • Works to clear nasal congestion and helps you breathe better.
  • Helpful in relieving congestion-related headaches.
  • Has fewer side effects than other decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
  • It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
  • Doesn't give you rebound congestion (worse symptoms when you stop taking it) like nasal spray decongestants do.
  • Zyrtec (Cetirizine) works as well as other antihistamines to treat sneezing and runny nose, but causes less sedation.
  • Works well to also treat hives and itchy skin.
  • Zyrtec (Cetirizine) is available over the counter without a prescription.
  • It comes as a tablet, liquid, and quick-dissolving tablet.
  • It's okay to take with most other medications because it has few drug interactions.
  • Most people don't get any side effects from Zyrtec (Cetirizine).
  • It can provide quick relief of allergy symptoms for both kids and adults.
Downsides and risks
Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec
  • If you don't really need both of the medications in this combination, you'd be taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes/mouth, and constipation.
  • Phenylephrine (the decongestant) doesn't last as long as other oral decongestants like pseudoephedrine, but can cause jitteriness.
  • The two medications in this medicine can somewhat work against each other, with one making you sleepy and the other making you jittery.
  • 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.
  • Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
  • It can affect the quality of your sleep, so you can't take it too close to going to bed.
  • Can raise blood pressure so check with your doctor before using it if you have high blood pressure or other heart conditions.
  • Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) isn't as effective after using it for more than 4 days straight.
  • Need to show a photo ID to buy it in the drugstore and there is a limit on how much you can buy each visit.
  • For some people, its effectiveness on treating allergies wears off over time.
  • Some people find that other more sedating antihistamines (like Zyrtec or Benadryl) are more effective for them.
  • Not for kids under 2 years.
  • The Reditabs version contains aspartame (phenylalanine).
  • If you have daily allergy symptoms, a prescription nasal steroid spray might be better for you long-term.
  • If you don't need both of the medications in this combination, you'd be taking extra medicine and can have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Pseudoephedrine (the decongestant) can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.
  • The two ingredients in this medication can make you either really tired or keep you wide awake. See how it affects you before doing anything important.
  • Flonase (Fluticasone) doesn't have a counter on it, so it can be hard to remember how many sprays are left (each bottle has 120 sprays).
  • Needs to be primed (pressed/pumped until a fine spray appears) up to six times prior to using it for the first time, or if you haven't used it in 2 weeks.
  • Since the medicine in Flonase (Fluticasone) is a steroid, it can slow down your healing process if you've hurt your nose or had nose surgery.
  • For some people, the effects Allegra (Fexofenadine) has on allergies will wear off over time.
  • May not work as well as the first-generation antihistamines, like diphenhydramine (Benadryl).
  • The dose needs to be adjusted for people with kidney problems.
  • 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.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other decongestants like pseudoephedrine (Sudafed).
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
  • Can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
  • Shouldn't use it before you want to sleep.
  • Not as effective after using it for 4 days in a row.
  • Although it works fast, its effectiveness wears off for some people over time.
  • Zyrtec (Cetirizine) can be slightly more sedating than Allegra or Claritin.
  • Some people find that other more sedating antihistamines, like Benadryl, are more effective for them than Zyrtec (Cetirizine).
  • If you have daily allergy symptoms, a prescription nasal steroid spray might be better for you long-term.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Dimetapp Cold and AllergyNasacort AQSudafedClaritinBrotappFlonaseAllegraBenadrylPhenylephrineZyrtec
  • Only use the provided dosage cup to measure the medicine. Don't use a spoon.
  • Follow the age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package.
  • Talk to a doctor if the symptoms don't get better in 1 week.
  • 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 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.
  • Can cause thrush (a fungal infection) inside the nose and throat.
  • You need to show an ID to buy Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) in the drugstore because it contains pseudoephedrine.
  • Don't take Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) too close to bedtime since it can keep you awake.
  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms don't get better in 1 week.
  • Starts working in 30 minutes.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than recommended on the package.
  • Can cause an irregular or fast heartbeat, and can raise your blood pressure.
  • Take it only once a day.
  • Starts working in a few hours.
  • Avoid possible side effects by drinking plenty of non-caffeinated liquids.
  • If you need to use it for more than a few weeks, talk with your doctor about trying a nasal steroid instead, which might work better for you long-term.
  • Using an antihistamine eye drop might work better to help itchy or watery eyes.
  • Can make you feel sleepy, so take it at bedtime if needed.
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine ingredient in Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine)) can make you sleepy, so avoid activities that require you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
  • Pseudoephedrine (the decongestant ingredient) can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • You need to show an ID to buy Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) in the drugstore because it contains pseudoephedrine.
  • Can cause an irregular or fast heartbeat, and can raise your blood pressure.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than recommended on the package.
  • It can take several days for Flonase (Fluticasone) to start working fully.
  • Don't take more of it than was prescribed for you.
  • Blow your nose before using Flonase (Fluticasone).
  • Can also cause a headache, sore throat, or nosebleeds.
  • Can cause thrush (a fungal infection) inside the nose and throat.
  • Starts working in 1 to 2 hours depending on what dosage form you're taking.
  • Works best when taken regularly, even before symptoms are expected to appear.
  • Can make you feel dizzy or sleepy, so you can take it at bedtime.
  • Follow age-specific dosing and don't take more than recommended.
  • If symptoms get worse or you need to use it for more than a few weeks, talk with your doctor.
  • 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.
  • Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • It's in other cold and flu combination medicines. Read labels closely so you don't accidentally double up and take too much of it in a day.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
  • Starts working in 30 minutes.
  • Starts working in a few hours. Only take it once a day.
  • Avoid some of the side effects by drinking plenty of non-caffeinated liquids.
  • If you need to use it for more than a few weeks, talk with your doctor about trying a nasal steroid instead since it might work better for you long-term.
  • Using an antihistamine eye drop instead can also work better to treat itchy or watery eyes.
  • Can make you feel sleepy, so take it at bedtime if needed.
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