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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)

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


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What drug is in mylanta that makes it work?

What drug is in mylanta that makes it work?

Antacid: The aluminum hydroxide salt in mylanta neutralizes the acid in the stomach. ...Read more

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Wut is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use for?

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)?

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

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Is 4 tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too much?

Is 4 tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too much?

Depends: This would be a normal dose for a 110 lb kid. The recommended dose is 1mg/kg. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It ususally makes you have a dry mouth and get very sleepy. ...Read more

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

Doses?: Depends on the dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). 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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What sources does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) come from? How is it made?

What sources does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) come from? How is it made?

Synthetic: This, like all other antihistamines, is synthesized and not present in natural form. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that expired in 11/09?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Taking medication that expired almost 5 years ago is probably not a good idea. It may be safe, but I don't know for sure. If we were in the Zombie apocalypse and you had no other choice I would say go for it. But since generic diphenhydramine is cheap, why don't you make a trip to your local store and buy some new. ...Read more

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What would it indicate if taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) improves eyesight greatly?

What would it indicate if taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) improves eyesight greatly?

Allergy: You likely have allergic conjunctivitis given the very limited information you have provided. Why were you taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? do you have environmental allergies? ...Read more

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What would happen if someone takes a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & 5mg vicdion together?

More sleepy: Nothing serious at these low doses although you may feel more sleepy since the sedation effects of ech medicine add up. But it should be fine after 12-18 hours. ...Read more

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Carafate (sucralfate) vs axid?

Carafate (sucralfate) vs axid?

Personal decision: Carafate is brand of sucralfate which works by coating stomach lining. It is fda approved only for duodenal ulcers. Axid (nizatidine) is brand of h2 receptor blocker, all of which are now available otc. In addition to treating duodenal ulcers, Axid (nizatidine) is also approved for gerd (heartburn) & gastric ulcers, too. Choice depends upon what you need to treat as well as cost (insurance), dosing regimen & side effects. ...Read more

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Is loratadine like benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is loratadine like benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Kinda mostly: Loratadine is a 'non-sedating antihistamine, ' and Diphenhydramine (/benadryl) is a sedating antihistamine (aka: older / h1 & h2 blocker), so yes, they are close cousins in intended effects--just differ in side effects. ...Read more

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If I drank and took a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will I die?

I guess that depends: On how much you took of each. I am concerned about you asking for a recipe to die by. I don't know what is happening in your life, that you would ask this. But, what I can tell you is that with help, your life can improve. With hope & with help whatever feels insurmountable now can be overcome. Please get help now. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is it that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gives me a hangover?

Crosses into brain: There is a blood:brain barrier and medications can cross through this barrier to cause people to feel "hungover". People complain of feeling drowsy or paradoxically some people get insomnia. Non-sedating antihistamines (fexofenadine, loratidine, cetirizine) have less of this "crossover" and so cause less problems for people. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am not high from benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

What could be the reason that I am not high from benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would not: Be anticipated to make someone feel "high". ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtic and hour and a half apart?

What are the effects of taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtic and hour and a half apart?

Just drowsy: Worsens Benadryl's sleepy effects. Not so much if on Zyrtec (cetirizine) daily a long time. Beware driving/ machinery. ...Read more

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Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Both AH: Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works for just a few hours vs claritin's nearly 24 hours duration of action. ...Read more

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Could I take Benadryl while taking toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Yes you can: There are no interactions between two medications. However, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness so don't drive while taking it. ...Read more

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I took 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a1mg of klonopin is that ok?

I took 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a1mg of klonopin is that ok?

Mixing meds = drowsy: Both drugs have sedation as side effects. And the potential is listed as significant for this interaction.
Discuss this with your doctor who needs to determine if this is safe for YOU ...Read more

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What is the similarity of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin?

Both AH: Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works for just a few hours vs claritin's nearly 24 hours duration of action. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I could take zzquil instead of benadryl for hives?

The same: Both are diphenhydramine, read the labels carefully for dosage and warnings, if no improvement, see your doctor ...Read more

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Why does maximum strength mylanta make me go poop?

Why does maximum strength mylanta make me go poop?

Contains magnesium: Mylanta and similar antacids contain magnesium--the same ingredient found in such laxatives as magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) etc. Aluminum- and calcium-containing antacids, and/or alginic acid products, may have less laxative qualities for you. However, if you find the need to take antacids frequently or in increasing frequency, your "indigestion" deserves medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and mylanta together?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and mylanta together?

No: It isn't harmful to take them together. It is NOT the case that they'll interact badly and cause side effects. But the Mylanta could interfere with the absorption of the Advil. For you pharmacists in the crowd, the Mylanta may significantly change the area under the plasma concentration-time curve for the ibuprofen. It is best to take your other meds at least a half hour before any antacid. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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


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