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Diphenhydramine

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: The antihistamine is does not have addictive qualities. Yet a person can become habit driven to continue any product/medication/coffee/food etc.Habitu... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
too much: This is too much diphenhydramine, you should not take such high doses before checking with a doctor or guided by a doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: Some Diphenhydramine comes in capsules and some in solid pills. You can cut the pills but the capsules will just squish, break open and spill the con... Read More
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Tabs, yes: It is not practical to cut a capsule, but a scored tablet can be easily cut with a pill cutter. There are many formulations of Diphenhydramine in cas... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
DiphenhydramineColor: Usually they are pink or pink and white if capsules; but I do not know if soem generic version scould be white.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
75mg diphenhydramine: Is larger than a single dose should be for an adult or child. So it is technically an overdose. Normal doses for a child may be 75 to 150mg per day in... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: Diphenhydramine is the generic name of an antihistamine whose brand name is Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Drugs are usually dosed on body weight and how... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
It depends: Diphenhydramine was a major cause of seizures reported to a poison center. At a dose of 7.5mg/Kg (a total dose of 500 mg [20 OTC tablets] for a 150 p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
More than two: Do not take more than 100 mg.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Dangerous Effects: Although death by Diphenhydramine overdose is uncommon, dangers associated with an overdose include cardiac arrhythmias, delirium, respiratory suppres... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See Dose : The dose of Diphenhydramine in on the package and should be adhered to.

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