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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause the cause gerd, stomahe aches stomache polyps, constipation?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause the cause gerd, stomahe aches stomache polyps, constipation?

Not typically: The only one of those that I would think would be due to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the constipation, since Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has a "drying" effect on the body. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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


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I have constipation, ringing in my ears and chills. I'm on benadryl, (diphenhydramine) avapro and doxycyline. Any connections? If not, what is causing the symptoms?

I have constipation, ringing in my ears and chills. I'm on benadryl, (diphenhydramine) avapro and doxycyline. Any connections? If not, what is causing the symptoms?

Go see your doc: Who ever prescribed your antibiotic (doxycycline) should be aware of your concerns. Perhaps your chills are a result of your infection. Depending upon how long you've been taking your antibiotics, your chills should be improving. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has classic anticholinergic properties which means it can cause constipation, urinary retention, dry mouth & dry eyes. Best to go see your doc. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

Two too many, too: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has sedative properties. Alcohol has properties that are sedating. And that second alcohol dose will go even further to causing stupor, coma and death. Also seizures, loss of balance, poor judgement. ...Read more

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Does benedryl help vertigo?

Does benedryl help vertigo?

Less likely: The better drugs are Meclizine and dramamine (dimenhydrinate). Both are otc. ...Read more

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Can I take losartan with benedryl?

Can I take losartan with benedryl?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes. However diphenhydramine may have other side effects of which you need to be aware, namely sedation and urinary retention. ...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 u drink benedryl and Valium together?

Can u drink benedryl and Valium together?

You can: But it will have very strong synergistic effect, heavy sedating effect, may also cause stronger inhibition on the respiratory center. ...Read more

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Is benedryl the same as allergy benedryl?

Yes: There is a whole family of "benadryl" products. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy contains the active ingredient Diphenhydramine which is an old, traditional antihistamine. It works, but caution with driving and working--drowsiness and delayed reaction times can be a problem for many. ...Read more

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Wut is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use for?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is trypically used for allergies or an anti itch medicine. ...Read more

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Is Claritin (loratadine) same as benedryl?

Is Claritin (loratadine) same as benedryl?

Not exactly: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is diphenydramine, an old first generation antihistamines that lasts about 6 hours and can cause drowsiness and other side effects. Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation antihistamine that can last 24 hours and has less side effects. At this time, there is no real advantage to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) unless a person also wants some sleep.... ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affect bbt?

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affect bbt?

? bbt?: I again am assuming what "bbt" means to you - that being basal body temperature. If that is the case, the answer is no - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not affect your body temperature in any way. If I am wrong in my assumption as to what "bbt" is, please clarify and resubmit question. ...Read more

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What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) used for?

What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) used for?

See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. It is normally used to help with allergy symptoms, sneezing, and runny nose. It can also help with itchy rashes. Also, it is occasionally used for motion sickness. ...Read more

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How effective is benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

How effective is benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a very effective antihistamine for allergies and allergic reactions and itching from poison ivy or insect bites ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be cut in half?

Cutting benedryl: Benedryl comes in tablets and liquid in addition to capsules. The dose can be reduced in half using the tablet or liquid. ...Read more

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How fast should Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work?

How fast should Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work?

15 to 60 minutes: It start working within 15 to 60 minutes of ingestion. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and qnasl?

Yes: Yes they work in combination for upper
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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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How much time until benedryl drowsiness wears off?

Typically about four: Hours, but that depends on how much one has taken, and let's face it, we all have different rates of metabolism. ...Read more

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Can some drug you with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can some drug you with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: One can be drugged with anything. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, urinary retention and more if given high doses or to susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Can u put benedryl itch cream on an 18 month oldd?

Can u put benedryl itch cream on an 18 month oldd?

Sure: Not a problem. Can also use an age/weight appropriate dose or oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well, if needed. ...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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Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for my mild sa?

? sa: I am going to assume "sa" is seasonal allergies. So, yes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would work for these, but is certainly not the optimal answer. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tends to be sedating and also needs to be taken 4 times a day for optimal effect. If you are having to take doses that often to keep symptoms under control, should consider alternative treatment for allergies. If "sa" not allergies, please resubmit question. ...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?

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 benedryl be used occasionally for anxiety relief?

Can benedryl be used occasionally for anxiety relief?

Well....: Best check with your doctor. Antihistaminic and anticolinergic side effects may be problematic depending on status of health and other medications taken. ...Read more

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