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Hycodan & Benadryl
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Hycodan & Benadryl

Hello.. last week my shar-pei had an allergic reaction to a insect bite and was put on antibiotics and childrens benadryl twice a day. Wednesday morning he broke his leg and has a cast and was given hycodan and I was reading on the internet tonight that it's not good to mix hycodan with benadryl .. should I be concerned? I'm going to stop the benadryl but he did take them together tonight. I'm just curious as to should I be overly concerned?
Type of Animal
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Dog
Age of Animal
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12 Weeks
Sex of Animal
:  
Male
Breed of Animal
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Shar-pei
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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May 14, 2009
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Your poor puppy!

Hycodan can depress the respiratory system.  The combination of Hycodan and Benadryl can increase that respiratory depression effect, but usually not severely unless the two medications are overdosed.  However, since your puppy is only 12 weeks old and his respiratory (and other systems) are immature, it is best to eliminate the benadryl.
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