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what amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

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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 pound person) many p0eople will develop severe reactions. In doses over 1g (40 tablets) the drug may be lethal.
Answered on Apr 2, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
OD: “Lethal levels of diphenhydramine in the blood include higher than 19 mg/L, 7 mg/L and 1.5 mg/L in adults, children and infants respectively .” REF: https://overdoseinfo.com/diphenhydramine-overdose/
Answered on Jan 1, 2018

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