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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. 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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How do I figure out the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d dosage for children by weight?

How do I figure out the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d dosage for children by weight?

1 tsp/25 lb: The regular dose is a teaspoonful of the liquid per 25 lb. This is also about 1mg/kg. ...Read more

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Dosage of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a 21 month old 21 lb toddler?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine).: A potent antihistamine with lot side effects. Don't recommend. For what purpose are you using it and there are safer alternatives for children. Didn't state reason want use it. I say caution as there are safe alternatives to whatever u think u are treating. Please be careful. In children, meds like this seldom necessary. Avoid side effects. Consult dr. ...Read more

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Can i give my 10 month old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if so what dosage?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes, but the dose is based on weight, not age. I believe there is a website that calculates dosages of otc meds for parents. I think it's called "kiddose". ...Read more

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Benadryl (Definition)

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