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    Singulair, zyrtec, claritin, benedryl - Any side effects?
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    luvdpups posted:
    I took benedryl for many years until recently when my primary care doc told me to stop because of recent findings that it can contribute to dementia and heart problems. I spoke to my cardiologist who rebuked the cardiology remark and said the dementia finding is inconclusive at best. My PCD told me to take singulair - which seems to have no effect or at least a mild effect - and he recommended Claritin. Bad choice for me. Side effects were scary including heart arrhythmia and severe nervousness and. That was only one tablet. Now I just purchased Zyrtec and will try it tonight. Thinking after reading these posts that I will not combine it with singulair as doc suggested. Taking my first tonight and will wait to see if it produces any negative side effects. The main side effect for benedryl was drowsiness but I only took it at night so it didn't matter and it seemed very helpful when nothing else worked. Now I hear these reports after all these years and its scary. We NEVER know for certain what is safe. It' s just a roll of the dice and docs don't know either. They only read the latest reports based on questionable research.
     
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    sgbl88 responded:
    Hello,

    I have taken Singulair and Zyrtec together many times. My daughter has as well.

    I hope that helps you.

    Sonya
    Sonya


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