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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 can a mixture of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and maalox soothe a sore throat? My pharmacist told me to try it. I always thought those were used for different things.

How can a mixture of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and maalox soothe a sore throat? My pharmacist told me to try it. I always thought those were used for different things.

Time honored remedy: A mix of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and maalox has been used for years to ease the discomfort of mouth sores. Sometimes a third ingredient, viscous Lidocaine (by prescription) is added. My only cautions would be that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be sedating if you use enough - and some people might be allergic to the mix with lidocaine. I trust you have been tested for more serious concerns, like strep. ...Read more

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I've taken every antacid med ppis,h2s,tums,maalox,aciphex (rabeprazole) on now. Nothing has helped my reflux; Except one day I figured out that Benadryl works. Why?

I've taken every antacid med ppis,h2s,tums,maalox,aciphex (rabeprazole) on now. Nothing has helped my reflux; Except one day I figured out that Benadryl works. Why?

Histamine receptors: Are of different types, H1, blocked by antihistamines and are responsible for allergic reactions, H2 are responsible for gastric acid secretions, also H3 receptors found in the CNS, . Whether benadryl (diphenhydramine) worked and blocked the histamine receptors in your stomach, or you may be having another problem , that's yet to be found. Good that you had a remedy for now, tell your gastroenterologist about it ...Read more

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What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) used for?

See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. It is normally used to help with allergy symptoms, sneezing, and runny nose. It can also help with itchy rashes. Also, it is occasionally used for motion sickness. ...Read more

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How should a person feel if the snorted 50 mgs of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

How should a person feel if the snorted 50 mgs of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Bad idea: The snorting of medicines that are not supposed to be administered intranasally is usually going to lead to catastrophic effects. The consequences of administering Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in an inappropriate manner could be delirium and hallucinations. You could also turn psychotic and accidentally hurt yourself or someone else. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 4 benadryl, 50 mg?

Not good idea: This will not kill you but will likely make you very drowsy, thirsty (dry mouth), and/or constipated. It may also lead to rapid heart beats. Why do you feel that you need that many? ...Read more

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Side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Dried up and sleepy: Why would you want to take benadry (the brand name for diphenhydramine) long term? Fagetaboutit. Side effects are drying of mucous membrane, drowsiness, fatigue, difficulty urinating... ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for sinus?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for sinus?

Only in the: Sense that it could help dry up secretions, or decrease an allergic component of nasal congestion. ...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

Benadryl (Definition)

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