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A 40-year-old female asked:

My son has been taking excessive amounts of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 12-20 pills at a time, to get high. what are the dangers, & long term health effects?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 more comprehensive description at www.Benedryloverdose.Com.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not good: Generally a safe drug from allergies, and toxicity in usual dosages. Usually makes people sleep before "high", but. A bad idea to overdose with anything!, .

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Last updated Mar 2, 2016

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