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Old 08-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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anti-depressants and allergy meds??

Can anyone explain to me why you shouldnt take allergy meds such as tylenol, sudafed or benydryl if your on anti-depressants? I know I take allgery meds when it permits, but I want to make sure im not going to accidentally mix something I shouldnt?

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Old 08-24-2007, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: anti-depressants and allergy meds??

I take allergy meds with my anti-depressants. I don't know who gave you that info but you might want to talk to a doctor about it.

Old 08-24-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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You should be fine. Just be aware that some antidepressants can make you prone to feeling more drowsy than normal and allergy meds can do the same. So if you are taking both, be sensitive to the fact that you may feel more tired than usual

Old 08-24-2007, 06:16 PM   #4
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Re: anti-depressants and allergy meds??

well i read it right on the allergey medicine boxes....just says you shouldnt take if you are taking anti-depressants...

Thanks for the helpful info then!

Old 08-25-2007, 05:12 AM   #5
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I also think the reason is the potential for drowsiness. You need to be careful when you mix medications. Always check with a pharmacist when in doubt. I once took a strong cough medication that I shouldn't have and I ended up with the weirdest feeling, like a strange prickly sensation all over my brain. I am extremely careful now. I take non-drowsy allergy medication.

Old 08-25-2007, 06:41 AM   #6
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I think they are talking about maoi's which are different from ssri's. Anyway talk to your dr if your not sure. Godbless

Old 08-25-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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Re: anti-depressants and allergy meds??

I had the same problem last night. I called the local hospital when I wasn't sure but I had an allergic reaction to the bermuda grass at my school. I was sneezing and coughing and all that stuff. I finally talked with my doc this morning and he said it was fine for me to take my Wellbutrin and Claritin allergy medicine.

Old 08-25-2007, 09:12 PM   #8
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Re: anti-depressants and allergy meds??

I think I am on ssri....Celexa? correct me if im wrong....

Hearing the story of about cough medicine mixed with your anti-deps causing you problems alerted me, ive heard of people having issues with that mix before....

Well Im glad I asked, because I knew there could be some cause of concern...

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