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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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Can I inject Benadryl (diphenhydramine) into bug bites with one of those needles diabetic patients use daily? Where can I buy a needle? Would this method soothe itch?

Can I inject Benadryl (diphenhydramine) into bug bites with one of those needles diabetic patients use daily? Where can I buy a needle? Would this method soothe itch?

Not good idea.: Don't need to resort to injection! Bug bites will usually respond nicely to oral antihistamines such as Loratadine or fexofenadine without the drowsiness of benadryl (diphenhydramine). Topically you may use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream and mid range potency steroids. Pharmacist should be able to point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm diabetic with a cold no antihistamines?

What to do if I'm diabetic with a cold no antihistamines?

You can take!: You CAN take antihistamines! We advise against vasoconstrictors like pseudo-ephedrine or phenylpropanolamine, but even that's a soft call if you don't have any complications or vascular disease. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d can a 3 year old take?

Based on weight: Typical dosing for Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 1 mg/kg of weight. For example, if a child weighed 10 kg (~22 pounds), they could take 10 mg. ...Read more

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Can I take benzonotate with Benadryl?

Can I take benzonotate with Benadryl?

Yes: There is no interaction between these medications. Take them as directed. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and qnasl?

Yes: Yes they work in combination for upper
respiratory allergies. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and virtussin?

No: Combination isn't advisable, benadryl (diphenhydramine) may increase CNS depressive effects of virtussin, better see your doctor if the cough is really bothersome, good luck ...Read more

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I had two drinks at 7pm. Can I take 25mg or 50mg or Benadryl?

I had two drinks at 7pm. Can I take 25mg or 50mg or Benadryl?

Yes if: You are planning to go the bed. Some studies have shown that the sedative effect of one Benadryl= 1 shot of alcohol (likely more so for women). Be sure you will not be driving after this combination. ...Read more

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Can you take 2 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and a Mucinex melt?

Yes, if adult: Assuming the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 25mg per capsule, it is ok to take 2 with plain Mucinex for relief of cold symptoms with thick mucus drainage for adults. Realize that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause sedation and should not be used if the individual will be driving or operating machinery. ...Read more

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What could happen to someone who takes 350 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

What could happen to someone who takes 350 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

By mistake?: One dose nothing if awake drink lot water, better not drive, probabaly good sleep. Not a good idea, keep the bottle labeled never do it again. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 4 benadryl, 50 mg?

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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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sinus?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and has properties to dry secretions. If you are having sinus congestion from seasonal allergies, this may help alleviate some of your symptoms. It would also help if you have a runny nose. ...Read more

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Can a 12 week old take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can a 12 week old take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: It is not recommended unless there is a serious allergic condition. You should see the doctor to have the baby evaluated before Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is given. You have to know what you are treating. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take a ambian and a Benadryl?

Drug combo.: Generally you do not mix Ambien and Benedryl, Benedryl may make you so tired that you don't need the Ambien. ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with vodka?

Be very careful: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be very sedating, as can alcohol. If you are taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) don't drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

Try not to take: Both at the same time. Melatonin may cause shortness of breath esp. Those with asthma history. Sleep tight! Http://www. Christopherhobbs. Com/website/library/articles/article_files/herbs_for_insomnia. Html. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after drinking?

Not a good idea: How much alcohol was consumed and how long since the last drink. Mixing alcohol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (or any medication) is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take expired benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is it safe to take expired benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication. ...Read more

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Could you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with biaxon?

Could you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with biaxon?

Yes.: No significant interaction (s) known or found for selected drugs. Caution always advised with multiple medications. They still retain their individual side effects. ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after alcohol?

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after alcohol?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and alcohol: Benadryl is very sedating. Taking with alcohol may result in respiratory depression. You can stop breathing. Use a non-sedating antihistamine like Allegra or claritin (loratadine). A number of otc medications like nyquil also contain Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep?

Is it bad to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep?

Sleep: I wouldn't recommend taking it as a long term sleep aid. Melatonin may be a better option for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 100mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

In one dose no: In divided doses over the day every 6 - 8 hours, yes, please read the labels and don't exceed the recommended dosage ...Read more

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Can you take meclizine with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes but: Since both drugs can cause drowsiness, you need to be cautious about driving until you know how much drowsiness they can cause. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nyquil together?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nyquil together?

You can, but: Not recommended due to drug interactions. Both drugs increase sedation and drowsiness. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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