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can an adult use a children's benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: This is the same medicine as that used for adults.Only the size and dose in a given pill/ concentration of a liquid will differ.

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How much liquid children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can an adult take safely?

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