Originally Posted by missyou009
Just yesterday I was told to take Zyrtec for my allergies. Well I'm pretty congested right now, and I have Benadryl D in my room. I took the Zyrtec last night around 7, would taking a Benadryl now be okay? And then could I take the Zyrtec tonight?
So what did you do after this question was posed?
Zyrtec works a little different than Benadryll. Both are antihistamines and both should be taken at night before bed as they can make you drowsy.
In my experience, Zyrtec was the best for indoor and outdoor allergies. I've been on Benadryll and Claritin as well.
Both did not work for me as good as my regimen of Zyrtec.
In my experience with Zyrtec you have to wait about 24 to 36 hours for your body to become acquainted with it. And you have to take it daily for it to keep up its work. Once the Zyrtec is well in your system you shouldn't have much of an issue. Are you on a nasal decongestant like Flonase. That you must also take daily as well, 2x i believe. Its steroidal and you must always use it, as my doc says. Its preventative.
A lot of people don't realize is that with allergy medication you have to wait for symptoms to subside before you can see the results of the medication. They prevent the stuffy noses and itchy eyes. Nothing is immediate.
If anything taking both probably would've made you very sleepy and very groggy......