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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: If you are allergic to benedryl you msy not be allergic to other antihistamines.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching and rash from an allergic reaction. An individual with lip or tongue swelling, or any sensation of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) DOSE:: Up to 50 mg each dose every 4 hours as needed. Maximum dose not more than 400 mg in a day. Adverse events: drowsiness, hypotension, increased heart ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic Reaction: The adult dose is: 25 to 50 mg every 4 to 8 hours.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
50 mg: Is usually a goo dose. Often, 25 mg will do. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be taken every 4 - 6 hours. The most common side effect is drowsiness.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Just Answered: You can take 2 x 25 mg tab. Every 4 hours/day with max. Dose of 400 mg (adult dose). Don't drive because drowsiness is one of the side effects. O ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy: Kind of rare, but present, can try other OTC antihistamines as cetirizine, loratadine or fexofenadine, might still get sedated but to a lesser extent ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Dr. Kim Kuhar answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes it will dissolve in the mouth and have the same effect.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor/ER: in the interim keep taking the benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed, if an allergic reaction is getting worse, you'd better be seen and evaluated, g ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wait it out: Don't operate any machinery or vehicle. You may end up with dry mouth, constipation, and drowsiness but will not have life-threatening reactions. Thes ... Read More
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