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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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6 yr old with coxsackie a virus. Given prednisinne n keflex. Within 24 hours hives. Now on benadryl/zantac/tylenol. Itching still bad. Other meds try?

6 yr old with coxsackie a virus. Given prednisinne n keflex. Within 24 hours hives. Now on benadryl/zantac/tylenol. Itching still bad. Other meds try?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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Recently found out I likely have high histamine. I had a reaction to Advil&Aleve. Would Tylenol also cause a histamine reaction? My nose and throat became very blocked/congested. Took Benadryl which helped. But throat feels like golf balls In my thrt

Recently found out I likely have high histamine. I had a reaction to Advil&Aleve. Would Tylenol also cause a histamine reaction? My nose and throat became very blocked/congested. Took Benadryl which helped. But throat feels like golf balls In my thrt

Aspirin-intolerance?: I presume that you either have nasal congestion/asthma or an anaphylactic reaction to NSIDS in general. The reactions are not considered primarily a histamine-mediated one. Tylenol or Cox-2 inhibitors should be tolerated. If Benadryl helps your symptoms, you should consult an allergist to find out what can be done to make you feel better. ...Read more

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Could I take tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 with pain pills pm that has diphenhydramine?

Could I take tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 with pain pills pm that has diphenhydramine?

Med interaction: Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 has a morphine class of medicine, which can make some people sleepy or depress the body's functions: decreased breathing, slow down the gut and decrease the heart rate. This is especially true in large amounts. If you add diphenhydramine, another sedating medication, could be detrimental if the dose is too high for you. ...Read more

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I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm 18 hours ago. The box says not to take meds containing diphenhydramine for 24 hours. Is it safe to take clearquil before 24 hrs?

I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm 18 hours ago. The box says not to take meds containing diphenhydramine for 24 hours. Is it safe to take clearquil before 24 hrs?

Diphenhydramine: Which qlearquil formulation do you want to use? At any rate, read the labels carefully as you did with tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, the idea is not to exceed a total dose of diphenhydramine of 300 mg/24 hours, so if you took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm18 hrs ago, that has 50 mg of diphenhydramine, you should be fine, the label on the tylenol (acetaminophen) was meant to protect you from overdosing if you took full dose of it besides other meds ...Read more

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Are there any real benefits to herbs/supplements vs some over-the-counter drugs? Ie: melanin vs diphenhydramine, peppermint/catnip vs tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Are there any real benefits to herbs/supplements vs some over-the-counter drugs? Ie: melanin vs diphenhydramine, peppermint/catnip vs tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Absolutely: Let's clarify - over-the-counter drugs (otcs) are virtually the same medications as prescription ones except that they've been granted the freedom to be sold without prescription due to their "benign" profile. Supplements are not medications in and of themselves. They are more or less "naturally" derived preparations that are used for the same purpose as meds. Some of them can be as effective too. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old daughter had 1.25 ml of Benedryl at 8pm and at 11:33 pm I mistakingly have her 3.75 ml of Benedryl thinking it was Tylenol. Is it safe to still give her Tylenol? If so, how much? She is 13 months and weighs 19 pounds

Yes: But just plain tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) not tylenol (acetaminophen) pm or other preparation, 2.5 ml of the 160 mg/5ml preparation, every 6-8 hours as needed for fever. If any other problem, not acting himself, or fever isn't abating, please see his doctor ...Read more

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Would I benefit from imatrex as to just taking tylenol for my migraines? Usually behind one eye, zig zag around eyes, nauseated, throwing up at times. Can not take antihistamines, or OTC cough meds. Gives me heart palpatations. Although I do use Alaway an

Would I benefit from imatrex as to just taking tylenol for my migraines? Usually behind one eye, zig zag around eyes, nauseated, throwing up at times. Can not take antihistamines, or OTC cough meds. Gives me heart palpatations. Although I do use Alaway an

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not really work that well for migraine and thus Imitrex would likely be far more effective. The earlier the better. Sometimes adding a NSAID may provide added benefits. If nausea prevents you from swallowing Imitrex, ask for a nasal spray version. ...Read more

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How much of a tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should I give a 23lb. Toddler for allergy and how often?

How much of a tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should I give a 23lb. Toddler for allergy and how often?

Better not: For children less than 2yrs old, as for any meicine over the counter: read the labels carefully, and if your child is really suffering, please check with her/his doctor, goodluck ...Read more

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I gave my toddler tylenol (acetaminophen) for a cold at around 5pm. Do I really need to wait till 9pm to give it to him again or can I give it to him sooner?

I gave my toddler tylenol (acetaminophen) for a cold at around 5pm. Do I really need to wait till 9pm to give it to him again or can I give it to him sooner?

Wait: The dosing interval of tylenol (acetaminophen) is based on the speed with which it is broken down in the body, in this case in the liver. Early or excessive dosing begins to overload the livers ability to break down the medicine without injury. Most kids need no medications during a cold, it will pass naturally. ...Read more

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What could you give a teething toddler when orajel and tylenol (acetaminophen) don't seem to work?

What could you give a teething toddler when orajel and tylenol (acetaminophen) don't seem to work?

Supportive Care: Have you tried cold teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes? These can be excellent teething aides. Encourage fluids.

Teething comes with a certain amount of discomfort. And remember... Sometimes all you can do is provide loving support and your child will get through this... You did. ...Read more

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How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) do I give a toddler for the itching of mosquito bites? She is 28lbs.

How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) do I give a toddler for the itching of mosquito bites? She is 28lbs.

ONE TEASPOONFUL: The standard dose is 1 teaspoonful of the 12.5mg/5 ml per 25 lb as often as every 6 hrs. ...Read more

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Can I give a toddler ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can I give a toddler ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yes: They can safely be given together in most situations to an otherwise healthy toddler. ...Read more

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Is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadrl safe for 3 year old?

Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe if taken for the right indication and proper dose as directed. ...Read more

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How long after taking tylenol (acetaminophen) can u take benydryl?

How long after taking tylenol (acetaminophen) can u take benydryl?

Together: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadryl can be taken together. They work in different ways and there are not drug interactions. ...Read more

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10month son rash on tummy round to back had for 2 weeks keeps getting worse gave benadril n tylenol (not detergent or dryer sheets) don't irritate him?

10month son rash on tummy round to back had for 2 weeks keeps getting worse gave benadril n tylenol (not detergent or dryer sheets) don't irritate him?

Rash: This sounds like a nonspecific rash that is irritation of the skin. The term is generally "dermatitis" and responds well to a moisturizer and Hydrocortisone 1/2% which is over the counter. 2-3x/day and if there is no improvement you should have someone see the rash. I would stop the Benadryl and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I get hives everytime I take cold medicine. I can take ibuprofen though. So I think I may be allergic to acetaminophen. But I took benadryl & got hives?

I get hives everytime I take cold medicine. I can take ibuprofen though. So I think I may be allergic to acetaminophen. But I took benadryl & got hives?

Check ingredients: It is unusual to develop hives from Benadryl and thus I would suggest that you copy down all of the ingredients in each of the cold medicines you suspected might have caused hives to find out if there is a shared ingredient then go on doing your detective work from there. ...Read more

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I took acetaminophen diphenhydramine phenylephrine. What are possible side effects?

I took acetaminophen diphenhydramine phenylephrine. What are possible side effects?

Many side effects: The Diphenhydramine can cause sleepiness, dry mouth, problems urinating. It can also raise up your blood pressure. Phenylephrine can cause higher blood pressure, speed up your heart rate (pulse rate). Cause palpitations, rapid heart beat. It can also make you feel nervous and anxious. It can also cause dry mouth. Using more that 3 grams of acetominophen per day is bad for your kidneys and liver. ...Read more

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Pain reliever pm with acetaminophen 500mg and sleep-aid diphenhydramine hci 25mg?

Question?: What is your question? Typically the pm pain relievers contain an antihistamine to promote sleep. But you may be groggy in the morning when you wake up. If you do not need pain relief try to avoid them, too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can have very bad side effects. Also please take only infrequently, never on a continuous basis. If sleeping is a problem, talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Took a Claritin (loratadine) D 24 hrs 10 hours ago, forgot and took a allergy sinus med with acetaminophen, phenylephrine and diphenhydramine. Am I in danger?

Unlikely: But if you feel your heart racing, or otherwise that something is not right, call your primary care or go to the ER. It is very unlikely however that you will need medical attention for this. Hope this helps, and that you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, diphenhydramine, & tetrahydrocannabinol together?

Is it a bad idea to take acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, diphenhydramine, & tetrahydrocannabinol together?

Multiple mes: Yes- all the meds you mentioned can have additive effects when taken together. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking 25mg metoprolol ER for palps, is it ok to take midol pm for cramps (acetaminophen\diphenhydramine citrate). My blood pressure and hr is normal?

Yes: These medications can be taken as I am unaware of any serious interactions. Always let your dr. Know what medications you take so they can update your medical chart and assure if in the future any other medication additions do not interact with them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dosage of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a 21 month old 21 lb toddler?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine).: A potent antihistamine with lot side effects. Don't recommend. For what purpose are you using it and there are safer alternatives for children. Didn't state reason want use it. I say caution as there are safe alternatives to whatever u think u are treating. Please be careful. In children, meds like this seldom necessary. Avoid side effects. Consult dr. ...Read more

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Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?

Yes, at proper doses: This med has been around for at lease 5 decades that I know of and is well tolerated by infants. The proper dos for size is well studied and on most produces. Like any good medicine, it is strong enough to do good, but used wrong, can do harm. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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


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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more