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How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Either the recommended amount based on weight through the directions on the box or following your doctors recommendations if the recommended dose they made is higher. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Can I take an alavert or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with flonase?

Can I take an alavert or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with flonase?

Both to help more: Nasal steroid such as Flonase is the front line treatment for allergic rhinitis, but at time people do need more than a spray--adding an antihistamine such as alavert, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra is quite common--they do not interact and in fact both work to help your allergies. Of course, use the smallest effective dose when needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine will help both allergies and dizziness? I have 24/7 dizziness & its annoying. I've taken alavert and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy already.

What allergy medicine will help both allergies and dizziness? I have 24/7 dizziness & its annoying. I've taken alavert and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy already.

Treat the allergies: Finding a good agent for your condition of allergies is your best chance at knocking out 2 birds with one stone. Treating dizziness with anything will NOT treat allergies. ...Read more

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Can you take Alavert with Flonase and benadryl?

Can you take Alavert with Flonase and benadryl?

You should not: Alavert is a non-sedating antihistamine (loratadine), which is the same active ingredient as Claritin. Benadryl is also a antihistamine, but causes more sedation than loratadine. The two should not be taken together as they are the same class of medication with similar mechanisms of action. Flonase is a nasal steroid which can be used with either Alavert or Benadryl ...Read more

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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if i took alavert in the morning?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if i took alavert in the morning?

Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). Short answer- it is ok. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mono, I just took alavert 3 hrs ago. can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now?

What to do if I have mono, I just took alavert 3 hrs ago. can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now?

Mono: There is no medicine that will cure mono. Make sure you are resting and drinking a lot of fluids. Also, avoid any physical activity as your spleen may enlarge and could be damaged more easily. ...Read more

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I've been feeling very dizzy lately, I have allergies so im guessing the dizziness is from that. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy, alavert nothing seems to work?

I've been feeling very dizzy lately, I have allergies so im guessing the dizziness is from that. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy, alavert nothing seems to work?

Dehydration: U might be a little dehydrated and the allergy meds dry u out even more. I would try some Gatorade or a little salt in ur water. The other possibility since u have allergy problems is either an ear or sinus infection or even just fluid in ur ears ...Read more

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What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) used for?

See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. It is normally used to help with allergy symptoms, sneezing, and runny nose. It can also help with itchy rashes. Also, it is occasionally used for motion sickness. ...Read more

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How should a person feel if the snorted 50 mgs of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

How should a person feel if the snorted 50 mgs of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Bad idea: The snorting of medicines that are not supposed to be administered intranasally is usually going to lead to catastrophic effects. The consequences of administering Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in an inappropriate manner could be delirium and hallucinations. You could also turn psychotic and accidentally hurt yourself or someone else. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 4 benadryl, 50 mg?

Is it safe to take 4  benadryl, 50 mg?

Not good idea: This will not kill you but will likely make you very drowsy, thirsty (dry mouth), and/or constipated. It may also lead to rapid heart beats. Why do you feel that you need that many? ...Read more

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Can taking Benadryl cause acquired LQTS?

Can taking Benadryl cause acquired LQTS?

Rarely.: In people who have congenital LQTS, benadryl can cause heart arrythmias by making their underlying problem worse. In people with normal QT, very large doses or overdoses of benadryl can prolong the QT and have serious or fatal consequences. Bendaryl is a medicine to avoid if you have LQTS, and only one of many factors to consider if you have the acquired version. Speak to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Dried up and sleepy: Why would you want to take benadry (the brand name for diphenhydramine) long term? Fagetaboutit. Side effects are drying of mucous membrane, drowsiness, fatigue, difficulty urinating... ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for sinus?

Only in the: Sense that it could help dry up secretions, or decrease an allergic component of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Is loratadine like benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is loratadine like benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Kinda mostly: Loratadine is a 'non-sedating antihistamine, ' and Diphenhydramine (/benadryl) is a sedating antihistamine (aka: older / h1 & h2 blocker), so yes, they are close cousins in intended effects--just differ in side effects. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for sunburn?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for sunburn?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with fevers?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an: Anhistamine. It does not reduce fevers but can help with other symptoms that might be associated with a febrile condition. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sinus?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sinus?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and has properties to dry secretions. If you are having sinus congestion from seasonal allergies, this may help alleviate some of your symptoms. It would also help if you have a runny nose. ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for anxiety?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for anxiety?

Time For DroolSchool: We here on the ranch call it"Benadrool"because it can shlog you out.So yes sometimes it can work for calming down. But too much turns it into Bena-DryMouthBlurredVisionKnockedOut-Dryl.So just take one capsule(25mg)or at most 50mg. It's not usually prescribed for this.There are other medications specifically for anxiety. But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a non-prescription medication and usually safe at proper doses ...Read more

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50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok before bed?

benadryl (diphenhydramine): Should be fine, but would rather take 25mg if you have not taken it before regularly, as you may have a hard time waking up the next day. ...Read more

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Can a 12 week old take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can a 12 week old take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: It is not recommended unless there is a serious allergic condition. You should see the doctor to have the baby evaluated before Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is given. You have to know what you are treating. ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for jock itch?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for jock itch?

Possibly: Benedryl is an antihistamine which helps itching associated with hypersensitivity reactions such as allergies, bug bites, etc. You may find some transient relief of itching caused by fungal infections, but the ultimate treatment would be that of cure (i.e. topical antifungal cream/powder/spray). ...Read more

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Strange side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Strange side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Several: The most common side effect of taking too much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be excessive drowsiness. Other possible side effects include dizziness, headache, constipation, urinary retention, and heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Will 100 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) kill you?

No.: No it won't. I see that you have a pregnancy loss. I hope that you aren't asking because of suicidal ideation. Please ask someone for help. 100 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not good for you, however. ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) make mucus thicker?

Mucus: Depends....If you have a ton of mucus sitting in the sinuses, then yes, it can thicken up the large quantity of mucus already there. If you are trying to dry up the mucus forming, it is a good alternative. There is much debate. Overall, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a poor choice since it lasts only 4-6 hours and causes extreme drowsiness. Go with a 24-hour non-sedating antihistamine. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take a ambian and a Benadryl?

Drug combo.: Generally you do not mix Ambien and Benedryl, Benedryl may make you so tired that you don't need the Ambien. ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help for a sunburn?

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help for a sunburn?

May help if itching.: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more