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I took some Cold and Flu medicine about 8 hours ago. Can a take a Benadryl now?

Not knowing what the cold and flu medication was that you took, I cannot say for sure. If you do take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine), be sure you do not have to be alert or be driving. Most cold medications contain an antihistamine like diphenhydramine. These are usually short acting but cause drowsiness.

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