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Are There Any Common Side Effects Of Simultaneously Taking Benedryl And Adderall
Are there any common side effects of simultaneously taking benedryl and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Yes: Benadryl, also known as diphenhydramine, causes decreased brain function for as long as 24 hours after a dose as low as 25 mg. The impact is on sequential ordering, judgment, attention, working memory, and comprehension. These are exactly some of the areas that are impacted in someone with ad/hd. So using Benadryl will decrease the effectiveness of the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and increase ad/hd symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant with brain underarousal. Benedryl is a potentially sedating medication. therefore, benedryl may interfere with the action of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No big risks: Adderall, a stimulant, and benadryl, (diphenhydramine) an antihistamine, have somewhat opposite effects. Adderall increases alerting brain chemicals like Dopamine while Benadryl (diphenhydramine) reduces the alerting chemical histamine. Adderall is alerting; Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sedating. There are no drug-drug interactions between the 2 drugs. If both are indicated, they are safe to use together. ...Read more
Can you give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to a child taking Adderall? He takes 15 mg in am, 10 mg at lunch and 5-10mg after school.
Yes: There are no known interactions with these medicines combined. ...Read more
Possible: Benadryl can increase the serum concentration of Adderall, because it can effect hepatic enzyme CYP2D6. However, the interaction is described as non-significant or minor. Bottom line taking a dose of Benadryl is probably not a problem. If you were going to take it regularly be aware it could effect the Adderall. ...Read more
Drug interactions.: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be sedating (typically) or stimulating (unusual) . When a reaction occurs opposite to what is typically experienced, it is called a paradoxical reaction. A pharmacist can run a drug interaction screen for you and this is why it is wise to get all of your medications from a single source. Decongestants are stimulants and often used in combination with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and could be a bad mix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can not being able to sleep without benedryl or wake up without Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) become a vicious cycle? How to stop?
Seek help: A vicious cycle this is. I would suggest you discuss options to get you through the difficult transition that stopping these medications might cause - talk with a practitioner who can help use other medications or techniques to try to withdraw from these medications. Before changes are made, the reason for the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
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