However, this interaction is more likely to happen only in certain predisposed patients.The table below shows the incidence of side effects after Ny Quil and Robitussin administration in recommendable doses.This Incidence can be significantly increased if these drugs are taken together.

Although allergic reactions can cause hives, most hives are non-allergic.

If you have a true food allergy, medication allergy, or bee sting allergy and you have an obvious exposure to your trigger, then you need to follow your own doctor’s advice on immediate treatment and seeking medical care.

Ny Quil contains sedating antihistamines, hypnotics, or alcohol, and that’s why it should be taken before sleep.

Robitussin is a brand name for OTC and prescription medications which are used for relieving cough and cold symptoms.

I see lots of cases of hives and I’m often struck by how many have been previously seen in an emergency department for control of their outbreaks.

I also frequently see patients for evaluation of hives when their rash is something altogether different.

I have found loratidine to be less effective than the others.

When treating your hives, remember a couple of things.

First, it takes an hour or so for the antihistamines to get in your system after you swallow them. Second, you may have to take a larger than recommended dose.

Antihistamines are dosed for the nose and the amount of histamine released in a hives outbreak can be much larger than that released in a sneezing attack.

But for 30-year-old Chelley Thelen, the culprit sat in her medicine cabinet.