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Question about a medication

Patient: My mom is allergic to benadryl and she has never taken any type of antihistamine but her doctor prescribed her cyproheptadine to help her sleep. Will she have a reaction to it being she is allergic to benadryl?

 

 

Doctor: Hello. Welcome to Ask The Doctor.Cyproheptadine is a different class of drug then Benadryl.Ideally it should not cau se any reaction. In case she gets any reaction then I would say that she might be allergic to this drug also.I hope it helps.Stay Healthy.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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