A member asked:

Can too much benadryl (diphenhydramine) make u stop breathing?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Not likely: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be very sedating but it usually does not have an affect on respiratory rate (like narcotics).

Answered 7/24/2016


Dr. Alvaro Aranda answered

Specializes in Pulmonology

Yes: It is on the small letters of the medication. It can cause drowsiness & any drug that cause drowsiness can depressed the respiratory system or cause the patient to decreased their protection while asleep. It can be so potent that over 100 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause thwe same effect than .008% of alcohol.

Answered 4/6/2017



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