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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking antihistamines

A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Minimal info here: You don't really say enough to be certain - but - if it was a standard OTC like benadryl - and you took the directed amount and you take no other medi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
after 12 hours it is fine to have a drink. Most antihistamines are cleared from your body, unless they are the long acting, either way there should be... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 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 56 years experience
Alcohol interaction: 25 mg of benadryl is a small dose. May take alcohol after 6 hours.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 43 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: In moderation. The Benadryl would be mostly gone by then.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 23 years experience
Sometimes: But be careful as some antihistamines can cause drowsiness.
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