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How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Either the recommended amount based on weight through the directions on the box or following your doctors recommendations if the recommended dose they made is higher. ...Read more

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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Is it okay to take delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Is it okay to take delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): This is an over-the-counter cough medicine which contains dextromethorphan which can be habit-forming if used on regular basis. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine for allergies. Not sure why u need both, but please do talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give my child delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Is it possible for me to give my child delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Talk to doctor: You need to give more information regarding symptoms, age of child, and such. Best to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?

Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?

Regular medication: If you have cold symptoms it is more important than ever to take your regularly scheduled allergy/asthma medication. Delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be taken at the same time but if not helping, please call your doctor and discuss which part of your asthma action plan should be used. ...Read more

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Can you take childrens delsym with childrens benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can you take childrens delsym with childrens benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: Each of these common medications are for different conditions. Delsym is a mild cough suppressor, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that may have some help in relieving cough. When in doubt, refer to your pharmacist or physician for dosing instructions. ...Read more

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Can I give my child delsym, benadryl and ibuprofen to help with these symptoms? Or should she not have all of those? Which of these would be the best to give her based on her symptoms?

Can I give my child delsym, benadryl and ibuprofen to help with these symptoms? Or should she not have all of those? Which of these would be the best to give her based on her symptoms?

Hard to say: Since you have not provided any description of the problem or symptoms or why you started using the meds, it is hard to comment. This site is not a chat room & if your post is a follow up to another one we cannot se it. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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Can you give delsym cough syrup and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can you give delsym cough syrup and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yes: It is fine to take both - no medication interaction. Be careful if you have high blood pressure, though, using these meds for more than a few doses without letting your doc know. ...Read more

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My child has a cough & severe congestion. Can I give them a dose of Delsym for the cough & Benadryl+congestion for the cocongestion at the same time?

My child has a cough & severe congestion. Can I give them a dose of Delsym for the cough & Benadryl+congestion for the cocongestion at the same time?

Cough: Hi, thanks for the question, from the way your profile is filled out, it appears that you are under the age of 18. I am only permitted to answer questions on HealthTap to patients 18 years or older. Also, I'd like to direct your question to a pediatrician as I'm a general internist and only treat adults. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. ...Read more

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Can a 5.5 year old take Benadryl and delsym?

Can a 5.5 year old take Benadryl and delsym?

Benadryl okay: Benadryl is okay for a 5.5 year old to take. Delsym is for those over 12 years of age. ...Read more

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Can my. 5 yr old son take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and then 6 hours later delsym?

Can my. 5 yr old son take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and then 6 hours later delsym?

See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that can help symptoms of mucus secretion in a cold. It usually is sedating. Delsym is an anticough med that will not interfere with the concomnitent use of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) however heed the following: cough/cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 yrs. Therefore, most docs do not rec these products to treat cold symptoms in kids. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can I give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Not a good idea: Both medications are sedating and can impair your child's breathing. You should attempt to treat the cause of the cough, not the symptom. Ask you pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and dextromethorphan polistirex cough suppressant?

Can I give my 5 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and dextromethorphan polistirex cough suppressant?

Bad idea: Both are sedatives and can reduce breathing and cause serious problems for your child. Don't suppress the cough, treat the cause. Bring him to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I've taken Zyrtec, Flonase, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but can't sleep for coughing. These are all things my doctor told me to take. Can I take delsym too?

I've taken Zyrtec, Flonase, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but can't sleep for coughing. These are all things my doctor told me to take. Can I take delsym too?

Yes: Fever? Coughing blood? Cough mainly when you lie down? Smoke? Exposed to a cat? Take ACE such as lisinopril? You probably need an inhaler. You probably best see a respiratory specialist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take diphenhydramine and dextromethorphan together?

Is it safe to take diphenhydramine and dextromethorphan together?

Yes but: There may be some additive sedating effect from both. So be sure that you know how alert you feel before you drive. ...Read more

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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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I took diphenhydramine hydrochloride with guaifenesin /dextromethorphan to treat congestion and allergies would it be okay to take albuterol?

I took diphenhydramine hydrochloride with guaifenesin /dextromethorphan to treat congestion and allergies would it be okay to take albuterol?

Below: It is OK to use the albuterol if this has been Rxed by your health care provider.

Use the albuterol as directed, and if no improvement, then call or see your DR. ...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 should a person feel if the snorted 50 mgs of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

How should a person feel if the snorted 50 mgs of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Bad idea: The snorting of medicines that are not supposed to be administered intranasally is usually going to lead to catastrophic effects. The consequences of administering Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in an inappropriate manner could be delirium and hallucinations. You could also turn psychotic and accidentally hurt yourself or someone else. ...Read more

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Does benadryl-d treat fever?

Does benadryl-d treat fever?

No: Benadryl d contains an antihistamine (Benadryl or diphenhydramine) and a decongestant. There are no ingredients that would treat a fever. ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help nausea?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help nausea?

No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and would not relieve nausea. ...Read more

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Can you take meloxicam and Benadryl together?

Can you take meloxicam and Benadryl together?

Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking meloxicam (Mobic) in the past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking diphenhydramine (Benadryl) in the past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time. If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the meloxicam. Benadryl does cause drowsiness, so can be unsafe for certain activities such as driving or piloting. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with rashes?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help: With some types of rashes and associated itching. It depends on the type of rash. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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


Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more