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diphenhydramine citrate vs hcl

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
What For?: More info is needed to decide proper dose and if this is the medicine for whatever the problem is.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
BENADRYL (diphenhydramine): Just take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg of hcl or citrate. The most important is the benadryl (diphenhydramine).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Tons: You will likely be able to tolerate at least 5 capsules without much problem except for drowsiness and a dry mouth. As for the lethal dose, i don't k ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a short-acting antihistamine and is more likely to make you sleepy when used. Fexofenadine is a second-generation, non- ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: It shouldn't show up in a home screening test.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: An overdose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be fatal.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Find out the cause: Consider consulting a dermatologist if the itching has been going on for 6-8 years. A dermatologist can help you sort out the cause or devise a treatm ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
9 years experience in Internal Medicine
Itch: first you need to figure out the cause of the itch. it it urticaria, ezema, liver related issues. have your doctor try to figure out if its a systemic ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
It is OK: there is no interactions between zanaflex (tizanidine) and diphenhydramine. However, always before beginning any new drug, it is important to review y ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not that much: They are not that much different but diphenhyramine has been more widely used .

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