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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?

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

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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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?

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?

12.5 mg?: Probably can do that without much of a problem. If you google 'anticholinergic side effects' you'll know what to look for. How late did you take the afternoon Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
I'd wait for it to wear off first. ...Read more

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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 bought Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules instead of pills. Is there a way to take half a capsule safely? I only need half. They are 25mg

Open capsule: Since you likely do not require an absolutely precise dosing, just open the capsule and pour the content into a couple of tsp of honey or juice. After thorough mixing, take a tsp of the mixture to get the 12.5 mg you desired. ...Read more

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I take 2 25mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) but I get to drowsy can I take 1 & a half?

Sure: Usually Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and its generic equivalent comes in a capsule which can't be split, but you could always empty the capsule and only take half the contents. You can also try just 1 capsule or use the liquid form. 10ml of liquid contains 25mg. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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How long does it take for benadryl to take effect?

How long does it take for benadryl to take effect?

Some variables here: IV is faster than oral, but what dose and for what indication (sleep, rash, allergy, etc.) are you questioning please. ...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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Can I take 4 benadryl (diphenhydramine) at one time?

Not recommended: That is above the usual dose and will likely produce significant sleepiness. Even one might be a problem with driving. Furthermore, it is very unlikely to produce more benefit than the recommended dose (1, at most 2). ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night?

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night?

No: Very poor sleep medication with possible side effects if you are taking it to sleep. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this schedule a virtual appointment with Dr. Yetimyan at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Can adults take children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can adults take children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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

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Had some drimks can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Had some drimks can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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

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How much benadryl (diphenhydramine) can you take at one?

How much benadryl (diphenhydramine) can you take at one?

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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Can I take mucas relief store brand and benadryl together?

Yes: Benadryl a antihistamine is also used as a sleeping aid so if you get drowsy it is the Benadryl. Mucous relief likely has guiafensin and dextromethoraphan no antihistamine in it. Should be OK. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take 4 or 5 Benadryl at the same time?

Benadryl overdose: It will cause extreme drowsiness. confusion, weakness, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, large pupils, dry mouth, flushing, fever, shaking, insomnia and possible seizures depending on the dosage. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It ususally makes you have a dry mouth and get very sleepy. ...Read more

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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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Safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with hylands nighttime?

Yes: Hylands nighttime is an homeopathic preparation which really contains only very minute quantities of ingredients even if they are active medications. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 75 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at one time?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, yes it is. ...Read more

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How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills can I take at one time?

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

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Why does Benadryl say not to take more than 6 doses in 24 hours?

Why does Benadryl say not to take more than 6 doses in 24 hours?

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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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after already taking 74 teva?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after already taking 74 teva?

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

Benadryl (Definition)

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