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My dog is 16 years old. Can she have 1 or. 2 25mg of Benadryl

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My dog is 16 years old. Can she have 1 or. 2 25mg of Benadryl at night along with her perscription of 5 MG of Hycodan? Wondering if there is a problem giving her both of those meds at the same time?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DrEllie replied 1 year ago.

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I am assuming the Hycodan was prescribed for Roxie by her veterinarian but is she currently taking any other medications?



Customer: And taking temaril p. 2 mg. and yes the Hycodan was prescribed
DrEllie :

Thank you for the information. Please give me just a few moments to research the drug interactions between those medications

DrEllie :

What symptoms are you wanting to treat with the benadryl?

Customer: Just to calm her at night. She has been having trouble relaxing
Customer: She has some respiratory issues and coughing
Customer: .?
DrEllie :

Thank you for your patience. My main concern is that Temaril P already has a type of antihistamine in it and the benadryl is an antihistamine as well. Please give me a few more minutes to see what I can find

Customer: ?..
DrEllie :

Thank you for your patience. My main concern is that Temaril P already has a type of antihistamine in it and the benadryl is an antihistamine as well. Please give me a few more minutes to see what I can find

DrEllie :

With the Temaril P and Benadryl the most common side effect is sedation and it is recommended to separate the medications by at least 8 hours.

I am going to now check the interaction with the Hycodan.

DrEllie :

I do not see any interactions between the Hycodan, Temaril P, and Benadryl. I will caution you that each has a side effect of sedation though, so I would give them all together with caution.

Customer: Thank you for the research and answer
DrEllie :

You are welcome. Best of luck with Roxie

Customer: Thnx
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