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Should I let my doctor know I am taking Benadryl?

Yes, you should let your doctor know that you are taking Benadryl. Due to the potential interaction with a variety of medications, side effects and risks related to other medical conditions, your doctor should know you are taking it. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have:

  • glaucoma
  • ulcers
  • gastroesophageal reflux disorder
  • an enlarged prostate
  • asthma
  • hyperthyroid
  • diseases of the heart
  • hypertension
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Tell your doctor also if you have problems urinating or if you suffer from allergies. Additionally, if you are pregnant, want to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

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