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how long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking benadryl

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 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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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Alcohol interaction: 25 mg of benadryl is a small dose. May take alcohol after 6 hours.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
It depends...: There is no exact time. Alcohol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) are both metabolized by the liver. The more you stress the liver with one, the less of the ... Read More
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Common sense: There's no absolute or SAFEST answer in my opinion to such a question except to warn of the possible interactions between ALL over the counter drugs t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) effects typically last 6-8 hrs. However; some persons can be adversely effected for much longer. To be safe, don't drink wi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Narcotics: You do realize we are real physicians here? One should never drink alcohol when taking narcotics. This is very dangerous, unhealthy and would make me ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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No set time: The drug last 8 hours and the real concern would be for an upset stomach so say 12 to be safe.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Wait?: You don't need to wait, as long as taking the two together doesn't upset your stomach.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
For ever: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever. So abstain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Israel
33 years experience Emergency Medicine
See below: Need to be hydrated. Urine needs to light in color. The darker yellow the more dehydrated you are.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
16 years experience Pain Management
Do not mix: You should not take any alcohol while you are taking opioids (like vicodin). Both depress the central nervous system and can be a dangerous combinatio ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No need to wait: Alcohol in moderation doesn't interfere with sulfa/trimethoprim. Same for almost all antibiotics. Large amounts of alchohol interfere with the immune ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on medicine: This depends on the medication you're taking. Please ask your own physician, who is better able to answer. With some medications, you should not be ... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Hydrocodone and alco: Simply put when you take any opioid you should not drink alcohol, drive or operate machinery. From a safety point of view i would wait 24 hrs from the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Infection B Gone!: Azithromycin is an antibiotic that treats an infection. Please wait until your infection is gone before you start drinking [booze can slow down your b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Never: Most over-the counter allergy pills can cause some amount of sedation. Even "non-sedating antihistamines " such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra ma ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Any time: there are no drug interaction between alcohol and DayQuil so any time should be ok
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
About an hour: There is evidence that coffee (and other caffeinated drinks) significantly hinders absorption of iron and zinc. Because it is a diuretic (causing us t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No waiting: No waiting is needed.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
At least 48: hrs..
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Klonopin/alcohol: I always advise against mixing the two, due to excess sedation & memory problems, as well as more intensified hangover symptoms the following morning.
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Taking Ibuprofen with alcohol is acceptable as long as you follow the dosing and frequency recommendations. However, there are risks related to irrit ... Read More
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