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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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Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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What would happen if someone took zoloft, lunesta, (eszopiclone) Benadryl and alcohol?

What would happen if someone took zoloft, lunesta, (eszopiclone) Benadryl and alcohol?

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

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after alcohol?

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after alcohol?

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

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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?

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?

Check your product: The standard diphenhydramine(benedryl) elixir is 12.5 mg/5ml while the suspension is 25mg/5ml. If you have a 125/5 it would be far too much to give at that weight.If it were the 12.5/5 it would be ok.Available syrup or elixir contain 5-5.6% alcohol. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg and 2 alcohol drinks safe?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg and 2 alcohol drinks safe?

Count as 3 -4 drinks: Since the effect of a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may equal to 1-2 extra drinks (on drowsiness and driving), you will need to take that into calculation. Cut you drinking by 2 if you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) just to be safe. ...Read more

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

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

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). ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) increase my blood alcohol level?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) increase my blood alcohol level?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Alcohol: Not aware of increase to BAL with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use. BUT, one should either avoid alcohol use or use with caution when taking diphenhydramine as it could cause drowsiness or dizziness. ...Read more

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Benadryl (Definition)

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