A 46-year-old member asked:
Can too much benadryl (diphenhydramine) make u stop breathing?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pulmonology 37 years experience
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.
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