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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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What is diphenhydromebe citrate vs diphenhydramine hci?

What is diphenhydromebe citrate vs diphenhydramine hci?

Similar: Just different "salts" with the same active ingredient. ...Read more

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Differance between diphenhydramine citrate and diphenhydramine hci?

Citrate vs. HCl: No real difference, both work in the same way and are likely to equivalent in all ways. ...Read more

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What should I take diphenhydramine HCl 25mg or diphenhydramine citrate 38mg?

What should I take diphenhydramine HCl 25mg or diphenhydramine citrate 38mg?

What For?: More info is needed to decide proper dose and if this is the medicine for whatever the problem is. ...Read more

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What's more powerful - 76mg diphenhydramine citrate one or 50mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride?

What's more powerful - 76mg diphenhydramine citrate one or 50mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride?

Diphenhydramine: The 76 mg diphenhydramine has more medicine than the 50 mg size. The citrate or hydrochloride do not effectively change the medicine dose.

Whether either is more potent may depend on how you react to the medicine. ...Read more

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What are the dosage differences in diphenhydramine HCl and citrate if I take 50mg of HCl for sleep would I take 76 mg of citrate?

What are the dosage differences in diphenhydramine HCl and citrate if I take 50mg of HCl for sleep would I take 76 mg of citrate?

Not really different: There really is no significant therapeutic difference between the two forms of diphenhydramine, which will work well for sleep in either dose. ...Read more

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If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate, 50mgpotassium citrate, 1.5mg terbutaline sulphate, 14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Safe for pregnancy?

If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate, 50mgpotassium citrate, 1.5mg terbutaline sulphate, 14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Safe for pregnancy?

Depends: The most susceptible time for the fetus is during the 1st trimester. After that, most allergy medication or cough medications are likely safe. Diphenhydramine has been associated with a slightly higher risk to develop cleft palate when used in the 1st trimester although the incidence is still very low. ...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?

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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Can I cut diphenhydramine in half?

Can I cut diphenhydramine in half?

Depends: Some Diphenhydramine comes in capsules and some in solid pills. You can cut the pills but the capsules will just squish, break open and spill the contents. If capsules are all you have, you can dissolve the contents in water and drink half or something we do with patients at times is to mix it with jello and have them eat the proper amount. ...Read more

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Can I cut a diphenhydramine in half?

Tabs, yes: It is not practical to cut a capsule, but a scored tablet can be easily cut with a pill cutter. There are many formulations of Diphenhydramine in case a lower than usual dose is required. ...Read more

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What color are diphenhydramine pills?

DiphenhydramineColor: Usually they are pink or pink and white if capsules; but I do not know if soem generic version scould be white. ...Read more

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Can I take 75mg of Diphenhydramine HCI?

Probably but why?: Adult dosing is 25-50 mg every 4-6 hours as needed. Maximum dosing is listed as 100mg per dose up to a total of 300 to 400mg per day. I'm just wondering your reason for taking 75mg, as this medicine is sedating, and can make you sleepy. If the 25-50 mg isn't strong enough, maybe there's something else better for you to try. Discuss this with your doctor, who might have a better suggestion for you. ...Read more

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What amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

What amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

It depends: Diphenhydramine was a major cause of seizures reported to a poison center. At a dose of 7.5mg/Kg (a total dose of 500 mg [20 OTC tablets] for a 150 pound person) many p0eople will develop severe reactions. In doses over 1g (40 tablets) the drug may be lethal. ...Read more

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What is 75 mg diphenhydramine usually used for?

Antihistamine: Diphenhydramine is an antihistaminen and is used to treat allergy symptpms. ...Read more

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How much diphenhydramine would I need to take to od?

A lot: Diphenhydramine has a very low toxicity so you would need a very large dose. It is sleep inducing and is used for this side effect commonly. But why push this point unless you have some other motive. ...Read more

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Can you really die from an overdose of diphenhydramine?

Can you really die from an overdose of diphenhydramine?

Yes.: There are numerous studies & case reports in the medical literature of deaths due to either accidental or intentional overdoses of Diphenhydramine (benadryl). The drug has a high therapeutic index meaning the dose needed to cause death is many times higher than that needed to produce beneficial effects. Its always a good idea to be cautious with all drugs - prescribed, otc, herbal or homeopathic. ...Read more

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Could diphenhydramine temporarily reduce symptoms of histadelia?

Could diphenhydramine temporarily reduce symptoms of histadelia?

?: Good logical point, but there was no mention of even a trial, most treatment strategies are around regaining brain chemistry by different other drugs, and improving neurotransmitters functions, wish you wellness ...Read more

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How much diphenhydramine would I need for it to be considered od?

How much diphenhydramine would I need for it to be considered od?

Over 100 mg: Like any other drugs, you may develop tolerance to this drug, but, ordinarily, I would say do not take more than 100 mg. ...Read more

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