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Diphenhydramine Citrate 38 Mg
Is it safe to take 10 mg melatonin and 50 mg diphenhydramine HCl an hour before bed almost every night? I have trouble getting to sleep most nights.
Similar: Just different "salts" with the same active ingredient. ...Read more
Citrate vs. HCl: No real difference, both work in the same way and are likely to equivalent in all ways. ...Read more
What For?: More info is needed to decide proper dose and if this is the medicine for whatever the problem is. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: 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
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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