A 29-year-old female asked:
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i took 50 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 5:05 pm. it is now 9:18 pm, is it safe for me to take nyquil severe mow?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: Remember Nyquil preparations as severe cold & flu contain an antihistamine too, doxylamine, so read the labels carefully, don't exceed recommend dosages and don't exceed antihistamine(s) total daily dosage, see your doctor if not better
Answered on Jan 6, 2018
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