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A 44-year-old member asked:

Do you think it could be ok to take diphenhydramine before going under anesthesia?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenyhydramine) is sometimes given to patient's undergoing anesthesia to help prevent allergic reactions, or in some cases to provide some mild sedation. If you do take it please let your anesthesiologist know. However, it should not be a problem with your anesthetic.
Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology 43 years experience
Yes: This should be ok, but be sure to tell your anesthesiologist before the procedure.

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Do you think it could be bad to take diphenhydramine before having anesthesia?

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It depends: You should not take any medications on the day of your surgery unless specifically directed to do so by your anesthesiologist or surgeon.

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