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can you take benadryl after drinking alcohol

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
37 years experience Family Medicine
Better choices: Benadryl is sedating and adding that to alcohol magnifies the effect. The average rate of alcohol metabolism is 1 drink per hour, but many things eff ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes it is safe: You didn't mention the size of your one alcohol drink or the type of alcohol (beer, wine, whiskey). Provided a standard size drink of 8-12 ounces, you ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Alcohol elimination depends on various factors including concomitant food consumption, other comorbidities, etc. Diphenhydramine is another sedating d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Be very careful: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) impairs your driving skills and so could alcohol. Both together is like adding one plus one and getting three. Cut back o ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Risky: To mix a clearly contraindicated substance with alcohol (both causing CNS depression) is very risky. Not necessarily lethal each time you try, but to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: In moderation. The Benadryl would be mostly gone by then.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Alcohol interaction: 25 mg of benadryl is a small dose. May take alcohol after 6 hours.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Should be OK.: The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should be well out of your system by now. Just don't take anymore Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you're going to be dri ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
12 hrs at most: The drowsiness effect wears off within hours (duration varies among individuals) and thus you should be ok the day after.
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