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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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Do Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Adderall interact with each other?

Do Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Adderall interact with each other?

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 more

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Would it be fine to take adderall with a benadryl?

Would it be fine to take adderall with a benadryl?

Talk 2 dr/pharmacist: There are no particular drug-drug interactions, but we don't know what other medications you are on, or what your other health issues are. Benadryl is mildly sedating and may antagonize some of the effects of adderall. An occasional benadryl for an allergic problem or insomnia is likely to be fine, while regular use of it may be a problem for you. Talk to your prescriber and/or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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If you take Adderall and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) what happens?

If you take Adderall and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) what happens?

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

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I just started taking Wellbutrin 100mg every 12 hours 4 months ago and Adderall XR 10mg starting today and I can't sleep can I take Benadryl 25mg?

I just started taking Wellbutrin 100mg every 12 hours 4 months ago and Adderall XR 10mg starting today and I can't sleep can I take Benadryl 25mg?

Med combo.: Talk with your prescribing physician about your insomnia. Wellbutrin can be stimulating. I usually recommend my patients take doses around 8 hours apart so that the second dose is not in the evening. Adderall is a stimulant - so recommend taking it early in the morning. Benadryl can be used with this. Also used good sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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Took my Adderall this afternoon, tiny piece of Xanax at night. All prescribed. Can I take a half of my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies?

12.5 mg?: Probably can do that without much of a problem. If you google 'anticholinergic side effects' you'll know what to look for. How late did you take the afternoon Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
I'd wait for it to wear off first. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking adderal?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking adderal?

Best not: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) adversely effects your brain exactly where your adhd impacts it. It decreases your awareness and temporal sequential ordering. Best to use a second generation antihistamine for chronic use against allergies. If you're using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep, stop and consult your physician for a better alternative. ...Read more

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If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?

If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?

Less than 12 hrs: It may take a long time for a drug to completely clear from the body, the biochemical effect occurs only with a certain blood level. I have yet seen anyone getting drowsy from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for more than 12 hours. It is the drug level that matters. ...Read more

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Will benedryl kill the effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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 more

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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 more

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Can not being able to sleep without benedryl or wake up without Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) become a vicious cycle? How to stop?

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

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Do Zantac (ranitidine) and Adderall interact?

No, it does not: Ranitidine and adderall do not interact with each other. It is okay to take both. ...Read more

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I take 10mg of adderall 2x day. I just took a Claritin (loratadine) D not realizing they may interact. Should I be worried?

I take 10mg of adderall 2x day. I just took a Claritin (loratadine) D not realizing they may interact. Should I be worried?

Should be okay...: Claritin (loratadine) D with adderall may cause increased heart rate. If you have no heart conditions then you'll probably be fine. Watch for a racing heart, feeling faint, chest pain or sweating, if any of these occur you may need to seek medical attention. If you do have a history of heart problems then don't repeat this combo without talking to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I took 5mg of Valium 6 hours ago... Is it safe to take 30 ML of diphenhydramine now to fall asleep? Or will the two interact?

I took 5mg of Valium 6 hours ago... Is it safe to take 30 ML of diphenhydramine now to fall asleep? Or will the two interact?

Will interact: Taking both might increase CNS depression, better avoid, and exercise caution with multiple drugs, good luck ...Read more

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interact with food?

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interact with food?

Adderall/Food: For better efficacy & absorption, it is recommended before meals. ...Read more

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Could Garcinia Cambogia actually cause weight GAIN? Might it interact negatively with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and cause this weight gain?

Could Garcinia Cambogia actually cause weight GAIN? Might it interact negatively with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and cause this weight gain?

Both adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and: Garcinia can both cause loss of appetite. Garcinia is not a regulated drug and according to Woman's Day Magazine may be part of a dangerous weight loss scam. Losing weight requires having a normal metabolism, adequate diet, sleep and exercise. Do not put the body in starvation mode, this will cause a drop in metabolism and weight gain ...Read more

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(Allegra, ortho tri-cyclen, Cymbalta)-GP prescribed. (Baclofen, Carb/Levo, & Adderall)-added by Neurologist. Interact. B/w meds to cause hypnic jerks?

Reconciliation: If different doctors all use electronic medical records, and they perform "medication reconciliation" at each visit so that they all know what doctor prescribed which medication, likelihood is high that the systems alerts of any potential problems with the medications. The Affordable Care Act (=Obamacare) mandates medication reconciliation. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to take antihistamines with addarall?

Interaction: The potential sedating effect of an antihistamine will counteract the stimulant efect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Speak to your doctor about an alternative combination. ...Read more

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Does alcohol interact badly with prescription adderal xl?

Does alcohol interact badly with prescription adderal xl?

Not advised: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant used to treat adhd. Alcohol is a depressant. Taking stimulants and depressants together is rarely a good idea as they tend to pull your body in two different directions. If you are drinking alcohol while under a doctor's care for adhd, you need to make sure they are aware of this so that they can make the best decisions for your care and treatment. ...Read more

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I had grapefruit, then took 10mg of cetirizine about an hour or so later. I had no idea grapefruit could interact with antihistamines. Am I in danger?

I had grapefruit, then took 10mg of cetirizine about an hour or so later. I had no idea grapefruit could interact with antihistamines. Am I in danger?

No.: There is a protein in grapefruit that can inhibit one of the systems in the body that metabolize drugs. So, this may increase the potency of certain family of drugs, by decreasing the breaking down of the drug in the body. The two antihistamines that were in this category have been removed from the market, so there is probably a small, but clinically insignificant, effect. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Wut is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use for?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is trypically used for allergies or an anti itch medicine. ...Read more

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How effective is benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a very effective antihistamine for allergies and allergic reactions and itching from poison ivy or insect bites ...Read more

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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

Benadryl (Definition)

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


Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more