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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Dried up and sleepy: Why would you want to take benadry (the brand name for diphenhydramine) long term? Fagetaboutit.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: When taken at recommended doses there are no cumulative adverse effects from the long-term use of Diphenhydramine (benadryl) or any other commonly use ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Generally no...: However Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does have side effects, one of which is drowsiness. If subtle, this can cause poor school performance for example. ... Read More
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Short term use is ok: Long term use of drugs, even over-the-counter ones, should be under a doctor's supervision. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50mg a day is ok for a few week ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: Diphenhydramine has been around for a long time and is very safe. However, you should be aware of a few things. First, driving with it in your syste ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Worrisome problem: The main risks i worry about for select patients are seizures, coma, tremors, agitation, breakdown of muscles and many others. You can read through a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Diphenhydramine or : Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause sedation the next day (due to its long half-life), decreased alertness, diminished cognitive function, delirium, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not that much: They are not that much different but diphenhyramine has been more widely used .
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Maybe: A common side effect of many medications is dry mouth. Long term Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use can cause dry mouth which can cause you to be at highe ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Minimal: Diphenhydramine is the active ingredient in Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and has been around for a very long time. Like most antihistamines, there is ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Maybe: Your brain uses a chemical called acetylcholine in the formation of memory. Drugs that help enhance acetylcholine are used in the treatment of dementi ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
.: You could possibly alternate but cetirazine is a better option than Diphenhydramine as there is less sedation. If you are looking for long term medica ... Read More
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