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can i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) after drinking?

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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Not a good idea: How much alcohol was consumed and how long since the last drink. Mixing alcohol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (or any medication) is not a good idea.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to drink 2 drinks and take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Not a good idea: Drinking and mixing any medications is not a good idea.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after having one drink?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Take with precaution: Depending on how much effects you get after one drink. If you are sensitive to alcohol and one drink already makes you sleepy, you should not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at that time. Otherwise, since both cause drowsiness, you should take it with precaution.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

How long after drinking is it safe to take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Any time: If alcohol makes you drowsy, adding a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will increase the effect. A rule of thumb is to count a 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as an extra drink on drowsiness.
Canada
A 24-year-old female asked:

How long should I wait to take a dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after having an alcoholic drink?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Depends: Count Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a drink (some say as much as two but I think it depends on the individual) for its effects on your body and mind , then judge for yourself. Drink +driving= potential disaster.
TN
A male asked:

How long after drinking at least 4 oz of whisky is mixed drinks is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
That's a lot: Taking 25 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be like having consumed 1-2 extra oz of whiskey in term of drowsiness effect. If you have previously consumed 6 oz of whiskey without problem, this may be ok. However if you had never drunk this much, then I would be cautious with the Benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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