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Benadryl Alcohol Death
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). ...Read more
I sampled a little bit of alcohol a few hours ago, is it safe to take some benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Probably OK: If you have had less than 2 drinks, it is probably ok to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) knowing that it may make you more drowsy. I certainly would not advise driving your car home however until you know for sure how much the combination may affect your mental alertness. ...Read more
How long would alcohol stay in your system? How long would I have to wait until I could take Benadryl? I had my last drink at 11pm it's now 5am.
Please define what a drink is.
You can prob take some benadryl but it may make you sleepy. ...Read more
6 shots of alcohol mixed drinks been about 6 hours since last drink is it safe to take a benadryl?
Better choices: Benadryl is sedating and adding that to alcohol magnifies the effect. The average rate of alcohol metabolism is 1 drink per hour, but many things effect that (male/ female, weight, race, food eaten with it) taking it to sleep is probably ok but for allergies a non sedating antihistamine like Claritin is a better choice. Avoid it altogether if you are driving. Be safe. ...Read more
Sleepy: If not in excessive doses, would definitely be sleepy. If high or excessive doses of them, or if any thought of self-injury when taking them, should be evaluated and observed in er. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) effects typically last 6-8 hrs. However; some persons can be adversely effected for much longer. To be safe, don't drink within 24 hrs of using any sedating antihistamine. All antihistamines are potentially sedating, indivdual senstivities to side-effects vary greatly. ...Read more
Can I safely drink alcohol tonight if I took Benadryl this morning? The alcohol would be about 11 hours after the Benadryl.
Yes: In moderation. The Benadryl would be mostly gone by then. ...Read more
I had 2 Benadryls (diphenhydramine) then drank heavily till I blacked out this was 30 hours ago and I still am feeling sick. Is there a chance I have alcohol poisen.
Perhaps you did: Like anything it's a matter of degree since you passed out. The life threatening dangers of alcohol poisoning are: unconsciousness, choking on vomit, temperature drop, irregular heart beat, slow breathing and dehydration to name a few. The combination with benadryl (diphenhydramine) can definitely cause you to black out. At this point the body and brain are recovering make sure you drink fluids. No caffeine. ...Read more
My son is nearing 36mos., 34lbs. Is 7.5ml of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) elixir 125mg/5ml every 8hrs too much? Also, prescription Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has 14% alcohol. Does OTC as well?
Alcohol (10+beers), 50 mg benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 3 mg melatonin, 400 mg tegratol and 50 mg zoloft. What could happen?
REALLY bad idea!!: Dr sangal already went through the specifics. Anyone who would be fool hardy enough to take this combination of substances either needs to see an addiction medicine specialist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol if I completed a 3 day course of 50mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) yesterday?
I had one alcohol drink at 12:30 pm today, is it okay if I take my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pill tonight without getting sick?
Took 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 5pm yesterday and 50 more at midnight. How long would I have to wait to drink alcohol the next night?
I drank two 355ml alcohol drinks (5%) between 10pm and 12:22am. I've also eaten supper. Is it safe for me to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to go to sleep?
Should be: Should be fine as long as you drink plenty of fluid and the dosage is not more than indicated for your weight and age. ...Read more
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