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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. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Is it ok to take one 25MG Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for anxiety regularly?

Is it ok to take one 25MG Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for anxiety regularly?

OK but: There are better alternatives. Talk to your doctor. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tends to make you just drowsy . ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for anxiety?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for anxiety?

Time For DroolSchool: We here on the ranch call it"Benadrool"because it can shlog you out.So yes sometimes it can work for calming down. But too much turns it into Bena-DryMouthBlurredVisionKnockedOut-Dryl.So just take one capsule(25mg)or at most 50mg. It's not usually prescribed for this.There are other medications specifically for anxiety. But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a non-prescription medication and usually safe at proper doses ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for some anxiety issues I am having?

Anxiety: On an as needed basis, short term, is ok. Also talk to your doctor about other options for anxiety long-term if needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night for anxiety?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night for anxiety?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not an anti-anxiety medication. People take it for its drowsiness side-effect. It will not relieve your anxiety whatsoever. ...Read more

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Hello , I took one Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 8:08 pm and I'm assuming it has kicked in but I'm really tired but full of anxiety... How much more longer will the "high" be gone?

Hello , I took one Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 8:08 pm and I'm assuming it has kicked in but I'm really tired but full of anxiety... How much more longer will the "high" be gone?

Anxiety: I understand your concern. Benadryl can cause drowsiness and tiredness. Benadryl Allergy & Cold can cause excitability, anxiety, restlessness and insomnia. “Feeling high” can be due to Cocaine and Amphetamines. Stresses of relationship with parents and girlfriend; separation, peer pressure to use alcohol and drugs;, and to establish your Identity can cause Anxiety. See Psychiatrist for Therapy ...Read more

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How can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Xanax differ when it comes to treating anxiety?

How can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Xanax differ when it comes to treating anxiety?

Very different med: Xanax and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are two very different medications. Xanax is an anti anxiety medication approved for the treatment of anxiety. It is in the benzodiazepine class of medication so there is a risk of tolerance and withdrawal symptoms that lead to dependence. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti histamine approved for the treatment of allergy symptoms. It primarily produces drowsiness which can cover anxiety. ...Read more

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If i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before getting on a plane, will the sedation from it help with my plane anxiety?

If i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before getting on a plane, will the sedation from it help with my plane anxiety?

Causes drowsiness: Might suggest this be dealt with like one handles stage fright. Try a beta-blocker like propanalol or timolol. Another choice, alprazolam, which could keep you more awake. Talk to your doc, as these approaches are all generic and relatively cheap. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

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