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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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Do people have withdrawals from stopping benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Do people have withdrawals from stopping benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

benadryl (diphenhydramine): Depending on the reason you are taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if you have grown dependent on it as a sleep aid, it may be a problem to fall asleep without anything. If taken to treat allergies, symptoms will recur. There are no withdrawal symptoms per se. ...Read more

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Could I have withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Antihistamines are not considered addictive. Perhaps your experiencing the symptoms that you were previously treating. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Benedryl side effect: No. Withdrawl symptoms are related to a body's reaction after cessation of exposure to an addictive substance. Benedryl=dyphenhydramine is not an addictive substance, so withdrawl would not be medically anticipated. You may have rebound swelling of the sinus tissues that had been treated by the antihistamine. ...Read more

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Do people experience withdrawals from using diphenhydramine to get high?

Do people experience withdrawals from using diphenhydramine to get high?

I doubt it: Why take an antihistamine to get high? I have seen it precipitate seizures and it usually makes people very drousey and some children get very hyper ... After a period of time tachyphyllaxis may occur anyway you will stop itching and the aalergies will clear up. ...Read more

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I've been taking antihistamines for 4 years and I'm off them now for 48 hours for an appointment. What are the withdrawals for fexofenadine and cetriz?

I've been taking antihistamines for 4 years and I'm off them now for 48 hours for an appointment. What are the withdrawals for fexofenadine and cetriz?

Not much: Female on antihistamines for 4 years, now suddenly off and wants to know withdrawal symptoms. There should not be any withdrawal symptoms from stopping antihistamines. If you were taking antihistamines for allergy symptoms, your allergy symptoms will probably return. ...Read more

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Benadryl (Definition)

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