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Child Benadryl Diphenhydramine
Combination Tx?: Yes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritinare both antihistamine but different classes. They have different side effects with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) having more sedation. Because of this Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is best given before bed and Claritin given in the morning. Do no give at the same time. Allergy symptoms (usually allergic nose or hives) can be better controlled this way. As with any medications do not give for prolonged time. ...Read more
Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) can cause irritability and high blood pressure in children but doesn't seem to actually help with congestion until puberty. Sudafed-pe (phenylephrine) has the same issues but typically is very poorly absorbed into the body. These drugs should never be given to children given the potential harm and lack of benefit.
Benadryl should be limited to once a day during a cold. ...Read more
When I gave my first child Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it made her hyperactive and it was terrible. What is the likelihood my other children will have this side effect?
Yes: The two medications do not interfere with one another. ...Read more
Yes,: Both are used for allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short acting, can be given 3-4 times daily; dose is 5 mg/kg/day, causes some sedation. Claritin is long acting, given once daily. 5 mg once daily below 6 years, 10 mg above 6 and adult, it is non sedating. You can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for immediate action even the child has taken claritin. Make sure you don't overdose the child. ...Read more
Can I give my child children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if they had children's Claritin earlier?
Both are antihistamines, and the Claritin is very long acting (12-24 hours), so the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be a double dose of similar drugs and likely cause increased side effects--sleepiness, irritability, dry mouth or behavior change.
You should wait 12-24 hours to give the benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
We are fighting our local school so that our child can carry Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to school. How much liquid would it take to get someone high?
Giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to a child to make them sleep, what systems shuting down w/overdose?
My child is 12 yrs old. She took 6tsps of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with me knowing. What do I need to do?
Should be ok:
Depending on her size, the 6 tsp of benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a mild to moderate overdose. Give lots of fluids to dilute things if it is a recent dosage. This dose will make her sleepy, but should not affect respirations
The lesson learned is medications should be kept from children and they should be educated about their careful use ...Read more
Yes, but: Yes, but why would they? They are both antihistamines and therefore do the same job. ...Read more
Can you give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to a child taking Adderall? He takes 15 mg in am, 10 mg at lunch and 5-10mg after school.
Yes: There are no known interactions with these medicines combined. ...Read more
My child has been sick for over a month. He's 5 months old, and has been in Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and breathing treat ya for wheezing. Can I do something else?
I read on st louis children's hospital website you can give child 20-24 lbs (under 1 yr) 3/4 tsp Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for nasal allergies. Is that true?
I had a child's dose (5 ml) of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d for allergies about. 2 1/2 hours ago. Is it safe to have a cup of coffee (half decaf, half caf)? Thank you
Can my 8 yr old child who has heart disease take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin at the same time?
Overdoing It: No. Please do not do this. There is so much evidence in medicine that more is not better. One should not mix medications that are similar in nature unless instructed to do so by a doctor. One does not give a child both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin at the same time. ...Read more
My child has had a low grade fever and some cold symptoms since Monday (mild cough).Today he developed hives as well. What can I do aside from Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Hydration & perhaps: A longer acting antihistamine like zyrtec or claritin (loratadine) (depending on your childs age). It sound like your child had a viral upper respiratory illness, & hives are often associated with viral illnesses, along with many other possible causes (food, medications, environmental exposures, etc). Hives often get worse the 1st few days, then get gradually better. If wheezing, swelling develop see Dr ASAP. ...Read more
Quick fixes: Frustration has led many a parent to drug babies. I remember caring for one with opioid overdose as a student (Baby Percy for colic) but the sleep thing is similar. Benadryl is the main ingredient of adult sleep preparations but it has no place in infants or children. It does drug them down but it interferes with deep sleep patterns making the sleep quality poor. It worsens things long term. ...Read more
I took two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night and I slept like a baby, but right now I feel really dizzy?
I'm 5 weeks preganant, I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to help me sleep. With this hurt the baby at all?
1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows.
4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room.
5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs. ...Read more
My baby is 8 months old and weighs 23 pounds (big boy) a dr. At urgent care told me to give him Benadryl (diphenhydramine). 5ml, he is not my normal dr., is this ok?
Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding? Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?
? safe: You want to avoid it during breastfeeding as it is gets to breast milk. If you take one dose, it won't probably be harmful, it would stay in your system for about 9-18 hours, a long time to avoid breast feeding, confer with your doctor for an alternative to control your symptoms, good luck ...Read more