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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking benadryl

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Alcohol interaction: 25 mg of benadryl is a small dose. May take alcohol after 6 hours.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Yes: In moderation. The Benadryl would be mostly gone by then.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
6 hours if not longe: The drowsiness effect from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) varies from one person to another. Although the antihistaminic effect may last for over a day,... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jagwinder Sandhu
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep problem: You need to be assessed for causeof sleep problems and frequent use of sedatives can make you dependent on sedatives.
A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
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.
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
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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