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can benadryl (diphenhydramine) be cut in half?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Cutting benedryl: Benedryl comes in tablets and liquid in addition to capsules.. The dose can be reduced in half using the tablet or liquid.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can i cut diphenhydramine in half?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: Some Diphenhydramine comes in capsules and some in solid pills. You can cut the pills but the capsules will just squish, break open and spill the contents. If capsules are all you have, you can dissolve the contents in water and drink half or something we do with patients at times is to mix it with jello and have them eat the proper amount.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to cut a 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pill in half?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It is ok: It is ok if you can do it and that's all you need.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to cut a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in half?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules aren't breakable, I am not sure if tablet forms are scored, or there are tablet form, if half the dose is needed, the liquid form can be used instead.

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