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If you drink benadryl (diphenhydramine) can you drink alcohol?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Be very careful: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) impairs your driving skills and so could alcohol. Both together is like adding one plus one and getting three. Cut back on your alcohol consumption when you use benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after alcohol?

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Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and alcohol: Benadryl is very sedating. Taking with alcohol may result in respiratory depression. You can stop breathing. Use a non-sedating antihistamine like Allegra or claritin (loratadine). A number of otc medications like nyquil also contain Benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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Last updated Dec 31, 2018

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