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Benadryl Diphenhydramine Take
About an hour: It will take about an hour to take effect. ...Read more
In the event of a hives-only, but still troubling, allergic reaction, what can someone allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take? Don't wanna use an epipen for hives.
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tabs take about 1 hour to start working to treat my allergic reaction (rash) Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) IM be a faster alternative? Can I obtain an RX?
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help hives but not a rash which has lasted more than 24 hrs. IM Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gives you perhaps a 30-minute head start vs oral = not worth the cost or hassle. If you have throat swelling , you may need adrenaline and an allergy consult since this can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Can I take Allegra 2 hours after taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine)....I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep and 180mg Allegra for daily hives...
Sure: As long as you know what the side effects are and can tolerate it ...Read more
Can you take melatonin at the same time as benadryl (diphenhydramine)? i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies but im still having trouble sleeping, dont want to mix what i cant.
Melatonin &Benadryl: You can take both melatonin and benadryl (diphenhydramine) together. They have different mechanisms of actions. However, they will have a synergistic effect (more sedation, drowsiness). Avoid alcohol and driving. Tips to help with sleep. Avoid stimulants (i.e., caffeine). Get plenty of exercise. Avoid late eating. Make sleep environment relaxing (no reading, no tv). ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): mind you, you're already on other medications as mentioned in your profile, valium (diazepam) can interact with diphenhydramine (benadryl) and cause CNS depression or psychomotor impairment, be careful with multiple medications, read the labels well on OTC medicines ...Read more
Technically, 300mg : I don't recommend taking more than 100mg (25mg every 6 hours) without physician input, as that can be extremely sedating. That said, technically the dose is 25-50mg every 4-6 hours. If you take 50mg every 4 hours that makes 300 mg. ...Read more
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually taken at 4-hour intervals. There is no age adjustment dose on adults but note that it may cause drowsiness & cause falling. There has been some concern over memory impairment for those who have marginally impaired memory function from the older antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine). The dose needed is one which controls the symptoms without causing intolerable side effects. ...Read more
Can one's body develop a resistance to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if one takes it on a daily basis? Will the medicine eventually lose it's effectiveness as time passes?
Allergic Reaction: The adult dose is: 25 to 50 mg every 4 to 8 hours. ...Read more
I took 75 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine). I usually take 50 mg but i wanted to up the dose for my insomnia. Would anything bad happen?
Bad: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy, but it can have after effects. Studies show that using too much of it can lessen your responses similar to drinking alcohol. It is found in many over the counter sleep medications but I do not believe that most doctors would recommened them. Would check with your doctor. ...Read more
Can asthma develop with age, as in 27 years old and just now showing symptoms? And is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) bad to take if showing symptoms of asthma?
Any age: Asthma can develop at any age. Most children who develop asthma will have symptoms before 3 years old. 20% of adult onset asthma will have an occupational trigger for their asthma. Old information suggested Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and old antihistamines could worsen asthma. This is not the case, but the newer antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, and Allegra are effective and do have less side effects. ...Read more
Standard dosing : Typically patients patients can take 25mg every 6 hours as needed. If you need to take more than that, or for a longer sustained period than a week, then discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more
BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) ALLERGY: Bromfed is the brand name of a combination medicine that contains the drugs brompheniramine & dextromethorphan. It is a cough suppressant, and histamine blocker which means that allergic reaction to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a distinct possibility. ...Read more
Well: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered preg category b- the safest grading the fda gives. However there is a slight risk of eye issue when it is taken in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy if the baby is born premature based on some reports. Overall, i think the risk is very low. However there are other otc antihistamines which do not appear to be linked to this rare complication. ...Read more
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