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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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I'm taking diclofenac sod ec 75mg.can I take sleep med that has only diphenhydramine HCl 25 mg?

I'm taking diclofenac sod ec 75mg.can I take sleep med that has only diphenhydramine HCl 25 mg?

Yes: These medicines have different mechanism of action and that is not a problem. Discuss this with your physician if there's any other medical issues we are not aware of. ...Read more

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How much diphenhydramine HCl will kill me?

How much diphenhydramine HCl will kill me?

Tons: You will likely be able to tolerate at least 5 capsules without much problem except for drowsiness and a dry mouth. As for the lethal dose, i don't know the exact number but i'd doubt that even taking 20 capsules can kill you. ...Read more

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Are fexofenadine HCl and diphenhydramine HCl the same?

Are fexofenadine HCl and diphenhydramine HCl the same?

No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a short-acting antihistamine and is more likely to make you sleepy when used. Fexofenadine is a second-generation, non-sedating antihistamine which should have more lasting effects, closer to 24 hours, and is less likely to make you sleepy. ...Read more

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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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I've been taking about 500 to 1400mg of OTC diphenhydramine hcl daily for about the last 6-8 years and have stopped. How can I stop the ITCHING!!?

I've been taking about 500 to 1400mg of OTC diphenhydramine hcl daily for about the last 6-8 years and have stopped. How can I stop the ITCHING!!?

Find out the cause: Consider consulting a dermatologist if the itching has been going on for 6-8 years. A dermatologist can help you sort out the cause or devise a treatment program which can help control the itching. On the other hand, if high doses of antihistamine controls the itching without side effects for several years , you may continue taking it. ...Read more

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Been taking diphenhydramine HCL for about 10 years in high doses. I have recently stopped taking them. The itching is intense. HOW CAN I STOP THE ITCH?

Been taking diphenhydramine HCL for about 10 years in high doses. I have recently stopped taking them. The itching is intense. HOW CAN I STOP THE ITCH?

Why did u stop?: u could try the "non-sedating" antihistamines like Allegra, (fexofenadine)Zyrtec,Xyzal, or see an Allergist/Immunologist.They have other meds in the fight against chronic pruritis.Good luck ...Read more

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Benadryl (Definition)

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