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Patient

Q: I am allergic to benedryl. But I still suffer from allergies to other things. I also have anxiety and I was wondering if I can take hydroxyzine.

Symptoms:  Allergies
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. The active medication in Benadryl is diphenhydramine. Diphenhydramine and Hydroxyzine are of the same class of anti-histamine medications. It is possible that you may also be allergic to hydroxyzine as well. We do not recommend you taking this medication without consulting your doctor first.

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