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Avoid these: Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) interact with many drugs. Don't mix it with alcohol, sleeping pills, sedatives, antidepressants, potassium supplements, sodium or potassium phosphate, antipsychotics, MAO inhibitors, symlin (pramlintide), sodium oxybate, Precedex (dexmedetomidine) & abilify (aripiprazole). Loratidine and fexofenadine are as effective & much safer. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I have red patches all over my body they itch. I went to the hospital and the gave me benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, &cimetidine these medications did nothing!?
Foolish: ER people treat heart attacks, accidents, emergencies. That's why we call it the emergency room. They are poor at treating "red patches all over". What did they call it? Stop this foolishness and see a dermatologist. When you call, indicate if it is urgent. Is your water safe yet? Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except bedtime. It is a sleeping pill. Cimetidine is for acid stomach, not for skin. You need a p ...Read more
Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you are taking other types of medication for allergies?
Are there any immediate acting allergy medications I can take other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Which medication is more effective in treating insomnia, promethazine or diphenhydramine? Which one causes more sedative effect?
It depends: The best way to treat insomnia most of the time is with improved sleep hygiene - avoid late day naps or caffeine, only use your bed for sleeping, and ensure you have a proper diet and exercise. Sedation is a side effect of the medicines you mentioned, patients may feel more sedate from either one depending on many things. ...Read more
Do anticholinergic medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have a link with mild cognitive impairment?
I took Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) earlier today to study for a test can I mix this medication with ametriptyline (use for insomia not depression) or diphenhydramine?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): If the other meds. Are taken at nite at low dose, should be fine. ...Read more
Is there any type of medication other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (have heart disease) that can relieve sinus headaches from cold weather?
What allergy medication is safe to take if have a history of kidney stones? Allegra, Zyrtec, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin?
No: It shouldn't show up in a home screening test. ...Read more
I ingested an allergen 5 days ago. I am still having a reaction and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the only drug working well. At 190 lbs how much can I take safely?
I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the night before my first prenatal apt. Drug tested and found that it was positive for valium?
Can a person be truly allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine)? (not to the die but the drug itself) if so can desensitization work?
Diphenhydramine: Allergy to the active component can occur, very rare though, desensitazation can be performed but why? Desensitazation is resorted to for any any drug if it is the only drug available to treat certain condition and no available alternatives, which isn't the case with diphenhydramine, get a second opinion, take care ...Read more
If I become resistant to effects of diphenhydramine drowsiness, can I switch to doxylamine, or am I resistant to that too since they're similar drugs?
How long does it take to get epi out system. Also how long does it take body to get rid other drugs like predazone Benadryl (diphenhydramine) out if system.
When I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) now I have terrible hallucinations. I never used to hallucinate on benadryl (diphenhydramine). What could have changed? I didn't mix w other drugs
No: There are no significant interactions between these two drugs. They are safe to take together. ...Read more
Is there a home drug test to test for diphenhydramine o.t.c. abuse? I suspect my husband is abusing it
There's info here: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Diphenhydramine
But, I'm concerned too about your relationship. Suspicion is often as harmful as the behavior in question. Consider Couple's Therapy after a few prep sessions for you alone to learn how to communicate concern w/o blame. A test would do nothing to help resolve any problem. Best wishes 2U2. ...Read more
I find diphenhydramine helps with my mania more then prescription drugs, what do u think about taking this when feeling manic?
I'm on drug court and I want to take a sleep aid because I can't sleep I have a generic sleep aid but it has diphenhydramine hci in it will this make me test positive for anything or will it be ok to take it
The answer dr. Johnson provided is correct. There are reports that with very high doses, Diphenhydramine has in rare cases, led to false positive drug screening for benzodiazapines. However, if this were to occur, normally the sample would be retested using a more precise test and that would clear up the confusion. It is reported that it could also trigger a false positive for pcp (but this is also very rare).
Diphenhydramine is not a good choice for chronic problems with sleep. If you are in a program that requires drug testing, you might consider skipping the Diphenhydramine and working on sleep hygiene first. ...Read more
Melatonin in pregnancy...is it ok? Wanted to try a natural option over drugs like Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
NO, it is not ok.: Can cause developmental disorders. Do not take it while pregnant. ...Read more