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How much Benadryl is considered too much?

How much Benadryl is considered too much?

Benadryl: 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. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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Will Benadryl help with a yeast infection? What can I use to cure a yeast infection?

Will Benadryl help with a yeast infection? What can I use to cure a yeast infection?

No: Vaginal yeast? Mono stat cream/ topical. Some people need anti fungal med. Ex diflucan. Oral candida could use Nystatin swish and swallow. If this recurrent problem and not only after antibiotic use should doc. Do you have diabetes? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take diphenhydramine (benadryl), glucophage (metformin) and lisinopril?

Is it safe to take diphenhydramine (benadryl), glucophage (metformin) and lisinopril?

You mean together?: Yes, for persons with healthy kidneys. Doctor follow up is needed anyways since these persons must have diabetes and hypertension. If kidneys are diseased, Lisinopril may transiently decrease kidney function. If so, metformin may need to be stopped. This is another reason for need for doctors supervision. Sometimes people miss doc's appointment not aware of these complexities. ...Read more

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Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work no allergies found. Zyrtec. Benadryl, and hydroxyzine don't work what's wrong with me?

Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work no allergies found. Zyrtec. Benadryl, and hydroxyzine don't work what's wrong with me?

Very difficult: You omitted details. Exactly which blood tests? May be serious. Best see a dermatologist. Never due to laundry products. Not due to food. Only sedation or placebo effect with any antihistamine. Severe, generalized itch with no rash is very difficult to define or treat. Sometimes we find an underlying disease which needs attention. You need a professional, not a DR without experience with this. ...Read more

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How many benadryls can you take a day?

How many benadryls can you take a day?

For most , 50 mg 4x: Up to 50 mg 4 times daily can be tolerated by most people but beware of significant drowsiness at least in the first 10 days. ...Read more

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Is it okay if to take 2 benadryls and I melatonin?

Is it okay if to take 2 benadryls and I melatonin?

Doses?: Depends on the dose of Benadryl. If you have insomnia, sleep hygiene is an often overlooked, yet more effective treatment, than medications. In addition, the combination of medications could impair decision making, cause undesired drowsiness, and other side effects. Speak with your doctor, before taking any combination of medications. Do not drive/operate heavy machinery under their influence. ...Read more

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Can you take 2 benadryls and a Mucinex melt?

Can you take 2 benadryls and a Mucinex melt?

Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus drainage for adults. Realize that Benadryl may cause sedation and should not be used if the individual will be driving or operating machinery. ...Read more

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How quickly does Benadryl start to work?

How quickly does Benadryl start to work?

About 30 minutes: Lasts in the body for about 4-6 hours and then it needs to be redosed. ...Read more

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Is 200 mg of Benadryl taken all at once dangerous?

Benadryl: I would not advise dose higher than 100mg. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rupp
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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