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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
ee below: Medications, particularly sedating medications, should not be mixed with alcohol.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not a good idea: How much alcohol was consumed and how long since the last drink. Mixing alcohol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (or any medication) is not a good idea ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not a good idea: Drinking and mixing any medications is not a good idea.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Labels: Labels usually indicate how long a medication is effective. With any medication, mixing it with alcohol is not a good idea.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Take with precaution: Depending on how much effects you get after one drink. If you are sensitive to alcohol and one drink already makes you sleepy, you should not take Ben ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Be cautious: Although Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short-acting, it will potentiate the depressive effects of alcohol. Use alcohol with caution and certainly do ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Any time: If alcohol makes you drowsy, adding a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will increase the effect. A rule of thumb is to count a 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydram ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on amount: It depends on the size of the drink and the type of drink. If it was one drink and if the definition on that drink is 12 ounces of regular beer ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Alcohol: Please define what a drink is. 1 gallon 1 pint 1 shot You can prob take some benadryl but it may make you sleepy.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It is not advisable. It increases the risk of a drug reaction.

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