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Dr. John Chiu
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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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I cut back to one a night on benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zocor, I was taking 2, I sleep a lot better now too, and I also remember dreams more. Any caffeine in them?

I cut back to one a night on benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zocor, I was taking 2, I sleep a lot better now too, and I also remember dreams more. Any caffeine in them?

No caffeine: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not effective as a sleep aid and has never improved sleep any more than a sugar pill (placebo) in good studies. It can, however, reduce quality of sleep or in some people actually keep you up by causing agitation (more likely in children though) Zocor is unlikely to affect sleep.
3mg of melatonin taken 4hours before bedtime can be a safe and effective OTC sleep aid in some people. ...Read more

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Using Triadalean & caffeine free hydroxycut 1wk. Broke out hives all ovr arms/legs. Used Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cortisone. Do I need to call my doc/will I b okay?

Using Triadalean & caffeine free hydroxycut 1wk. Broke out hives all ovr arms/legs. Used Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cortisone. Do I need to call my doc/will I b okay?

See below: The short answer is you're probably be okay however I like my patients to contact me to let me know what's going on. I think your doctor would appreciate you letting him/her know. ...Read more

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What happens if you take both diphenhydramine and caffeine?

What happens if you take both diphenhydramine and caffeine?

Nothing or...: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may make your drowsy, caffeine may keep you awake. So the results my be nothing, drowsiness, or stimulating depending on the individual doses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix caffeine and antihistamines?

Is it safe to mix caffeine and antihistamines?

Which one?: If you take a second generation antihistamine such as Allegra or claritin, it is ok to have coffee with them. If you drink coffee with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) you will have an edgy buzz, not a good feeling.. ...Read more

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Took 2 reactine e.s 24 hours ago. Safe to take 2 benadryl (diphenhydramine) now?

Took 2 reactine e.s 24 hours ago. Safe to take 2 benadryl (diphenhydramine) now?

Yes: As long as you are aware that this may make you drowsy- perhaps that's what you want in the first place. ...Read more

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Is caffeine dangerous?

Is caffeine dangerous?

Can be: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include:
Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is caffeine bad for me?

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Is caffeine bad for me?

Caffeine: If over three cups a day or late at night or if you have anxiety or insomnia. ...Read more

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Is caffeine okay for kids?

Is caffeine okay for kids?

No: A little bit of caffeine consumed by an older child is probably harmless, but i'd suggest discouraging this habit. Kids who are tired need sleep, not stimulants. For more info: http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/fun-and-fit-family-11/caffeine-and-kids. ...Read more

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Is caffeine useful for runners?

Is caffeine useful for runners?

Maybe: Some of the effects of caffeine are to help you concentrate, breathe better and speed up your heart rate
these may help you with sports and activities
but it can also be a diuretic - you may have to
urinate shortly after drinking it so keep that in
mind if you go for any hour run. ...Read more

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How to I kick the caffeine drinks?

How to I kick the caffeine drinks?

TAPER OFF: Depends on the amount of caffeine. Brewed coffee has the highest caffeine content. So the best is to decrease by 1/2 a cup a week if you drink several cups a day. This method. Applies to any caffeinated beverage. The withdrawal can be headache, feeling achy and irritability and tired. Then begin a good sleep wake regimen and exercise for the energy replacement. And yes too much caffeine is bad! ...Read more

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What quantity of is too much caffeine?

What quantity of is too much caffeine?

Caffeine: Any quantity is too much that makes you jittery and anxious rather than pleasantly awake. You can also get into a troublesome cycle with caffeine to wake up by, and sleeping pills to rest by. Much better to have your body exercise its own sleep-wake cycle, without drugs. Occasional coffee is okay -- but even 2 cups/day will habituate you such that stopping will cause withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 200mg of caffeine too much?

Need help. Is 200mg of caffeine too much?

Caffeine: To compare, a regular 8 ounce cup of drip-brewed coffee generally has 65-120mg of caffeine in it. Otc no-doz contains 200mg caffeine. Caffeine may increase blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart arrhythmias, & raise cholesterol. It can also cause nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal disturbances. If sensitive to it, you could experience all these effects. ...Read more

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What are thé symptoms of to much Caffeine?

What are thé symptoms of to much Caffeine?

Jittery?: Caffeine is first of all a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant and its effect can vary from simply keeping you awake to palpitations, anxiety. jittery feelings......
Second of all its a Diuretic (make you urinate)

Hope this helps!
Proves MODERATION is BEST in ALL THINGS

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What are the symptoms of to much caffeine?

Caffeine: Possible side effects: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of too much caffeine?

Too much coffee: Symptoms like palpitation, feeling anxious and agitated, can happen if you drink too much coffee. ...Read more

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Could you tell me a healthier substitutes to caffeine?

Could you tell me a healthier substitutes to caffeine?

Good sleep: Caffeine is ingested as a stimulant and a counter to a need for sleep. These seems to be common problems as caffeine containing drinks and foods are widely used and adored. You will need less caffeine if you sleep well, get a good diet and exercise and of course substitute drinks and foods with no caffeine. The health risks of caffeine are probably rather small however. ...Read more

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Is caffeine addictive?

Is caffeine addictive?

Caffeine: Yes in the sense that people do suffer mild withdrawal when they discontinue, particularly headaches. Best. ...Read more

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How could too much caffeine kill?

See below: Caffeine is a drug ; although it is present in coffee (among other food products) it should be used cautiously ; in moderation. The exact mechanism is debatable, but large doses of caffeine can cause cardiac arrhythmia leading to cardiac arrest. It is recommended that energy drinks that have excessive caffeine be avoided ; rather try to regularize your sleep so you're not tired in the mornings. ...Read more

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Does too much caffeine constipate you?

Does too much caffeine constipate you?

Caffeine?: Caffeine is a diuretic and high doses can lead to dehydration. However, avoiding constipation should be thought of as a balance of hydration, fiber in the diet, exercise, stress reduction, proper diet, and dietary adjustments when medicines that cause constipation are taken. Thyroid problems and IBS can contribute to constipation. See this link please:
http://tinyurl. Com/zhnjkjp ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Is 60mg of caffeine too much in a drink?

For most people, no: A cup of brewed coffee contains from 90-200 mg of caffeine. Most people can drink this without caffeine "jitters" -- but if you're sensitive to it, this amount may make you uncomfortable or disturb your sleep. Drinking 1-2 cups of caffeinated coffee daily may lead to caffeine withdrawal if you miss a "dose." here's a resource for the amounts of caffeine in drinks: http://tinyurl. Com/n7mzw5h. ...Read more

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How much caffeine is too much caffeine?

How much caffeine is too much caffeine?

More than 2 cups/day: In smaller amounts, caffeine has actually been considered to have some health benefits. Up to two cups of coffee daily, for example, would be a safe and potentially beneficial amount to drink. Any more than that may cause you some trouble - stomach upset, bone loss, etcetera. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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