benadryl side effects of long term use

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Dr. Israr Abbasi answered:

Can benadryl usage over a long term produce cause similar sexual side effects that ssris produce?

Unlikely

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SSRI side effects are very well established where as antihistamine use and sexual side effects are not that well established . I would be more concerned about long term use of antihistamine and the reasons for it . Are you using it for sleep , allergy ? Consult a psychiatrist as theses may be residual sx of depression and treatment may need to be optimized
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Can stopping benadryl after extended use cause side effects?

Not usually

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It should not cause any issues.
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Dr. Ajay Pathak answered:

Long term use of children's Benadryl vs Zyrtec. Which one works best with the least chance of becoming tolerant or non responsive ? Should I alternate

Allergy Meds

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One should see an allergist to identify the allergens ang get appropriate treatment. Long term use of Benadryl or Zurtec specially at young age without physician supervision is harmful
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

How long does benadryl side effects last?

Less than 12 hrs

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Likely from 6 to 12 hrs.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

Is there a long term effects from benadryl everynight?

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Benadryl may cause sedation the next day (due to its long half-life), decreased alertness, diminished cognitive function, delirium, dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, constipation, and increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma). It can also interact with many medications. Routine use of for long term treatment of insomnia is not recommended and should be discussed with your doctor.
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My son has been taking excessive amounts of Benadryl, 12-20 pills at a time, to get high. What are the dangers, & long term health effects?

Not good

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Generally a safe drug from allergies, and toxicity in usual dosages. Usually makes people sleep before "high", BUT. A bad idea to overdose with anything!,
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What are the long term effects of take massive am outs of benadryl to help with sleep at night? I've been taking 500 to 800 mg doses every night.

Taper off!

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You have likely become habituated to this medication. Putting multiple times recommended amounts of any substance or chemical is to be discouraged. There have been reports of overdoses with respiratory depression and hallucinations at high doses of Benadryl. Your body will process what it can, store what it can't until you reach a toxic level. That level is different for everyone.
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Side effects of benadryl?

Dried up and sleepy

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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...
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Dr. Lee M. Perry answered:

Strange side effects of benadryl?

Several

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The most common side effect of taking too much Benadryl would be excessive drowsiness. Other possible side effects include dizziness, headache, constipation, urinary retention, and heart palpitations.
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Dr. Gena Kluwe answered:

What are side effects of Benadryl?

Most common side

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effects of diphenhydramine are drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, blurry vision, thickenened secretions, impaired coordination. There is a big laundry list of the usual anti choline this side effects, but those are the most common. People use it to sleep or for itching most often.
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