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Can I Take Half A Benadryl
I took Claritin 24 hours, 12 hours ago but my allergies are out of control again. Can I take half a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with my itchiness?
Yes: Adding Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine. If your allergies are out of control you might want to consider adding medicated nasal sprays to your treatment regimen. Consider seeing an Allergist so that you can get better relief. Skin testing to determine sensitivities to indoor and outdoor allergens is useful. If you fail both medications and avoidance measures you might want to consider allergy shots. ...Read more
Took my Adderall this afternoon, tiny piece of Xanax at night. All prescribed. Can I take a half of my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies?
I bought Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules instead of pills. Is there a way to take half a capsule safely? I only need half. They are 25mg
I took 1 25mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) nd I feel the effect but if I take 2 it makes me to drowsy I wanted to know if I can take half of 1?
Of course: Everyone responds to things differently. There is no "perfect" dose for everyone. Don't take a dose of anything that makes you feel worse. Adjust the dose to what works for you. Take the lowest effective dose. ...Read more
I took a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and fell a sleep. It must of wore off because I woke up an hour and a half later, can I take another one?
Read drug label: Please take medications as directed. Instructions are usually printed on the ingredient label. You can always take another one but not until specified amount of time has elapsed. ...Read more
About an hour: It will take about an hour to take effect. ...Read more
Sure: Plain Children's Benadryl and plain Adult's Benadryl have the same diphenhydramine ingredient. One just has to decide how many milligrams to take (such as 25mg or 50mg), and then she can figure out how many tablets, capsules, or milliliters of the Children's or of the Adult's formulation to take. If one takes the same number of milligrams, it should not matter which formulation is taken. ...Read more
What is the question: Are you asking if you can drink while taking benadryl (diphenhydramine).You have to be careful as it will cause increased drowsiness and ataxia. If you drink excessive it can be dangerous. But I will definitely recommend avoid if you can and never drive if you mix these two. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Mind you, you're already on other medications as mentioned in your profile, valium (diazepam) can interact with diphenhydramine (benadryl) and cause CNS depression or psychomotor impairment, be careful with multiple medications, read the labels well on OTC medicines ...Read more
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Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It ususally makes you have a dry mouth and get very sleepy. ...Read more
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
Yes: Hylands nighttime is an homeopathic preparation which really contains only very minute quantities of ingredients even if they are active medications. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, yes it is. ...Read more
Read label: You can take as many pills as directed by label as often as directed by label. Do not attempt to exceed amount or frequency. Be aware that even over-the-counter medications (and dietary supplements) can interact & even interfere w/prescription medications. So always tell your family physician (and other doctors) everything that you're taking whether prescribed or not. ...Read more
1 dose = 50 mg: And you shouldn't exceed 300 mg / day, divided every 4-6 hours, more than that you suffer more side effects as CNS depression and the like, also the drug may interact with other foods or medicines you are on, or if you have liver or kidney disease you should use less doses, so read the labels carefully, good luck ...Read more
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Maybe: 74 teva is zolpidem which is a sleeping pill. If you are taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep...Then no I would not take both. If you need something to treat allergies then try a non sedating antihistamine like Claritin or zyrtec. However, if all else fails you can take them together...You just will be very sleepy. ...Read more
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