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Re: Side Effects » pederspd

Posted by SFY on May 23, 2006, at 15:40:29

In reply to Side Effects, posted by pederspd on May 23, 2006, at 10:13:20

> Spoke with my doc the other day about the itching/rash type side effects and using benadryl cream. She said the pharm. reps say no because of the whole thing about not taking cold and decongestions. The recommendation is cortisone or hydrocortisone cream.

There isn't a blanket prohibition on taking cold medications.

From the EMSAM insert: "As with other MAOI’s, EMSAM is contraindicated for use with sympathomimetic amines, including
amphetamines as well as cold products and weight-reducing preparations that contain vasoconstrictors (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, and ephedrine)."

In addition the cough suppressant dextromethorphan, which is found in many cold medications, is also contraindicated.

However, there is no prohibition or adverse reaction listed for diphenhydramine the active ingredient in Benadryl. This is especially true when it is a locally applied topical cream that has little chance of getting into your bloodstream.




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