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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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Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together but i don't see what for. ...Read more

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Took 4 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills will that help me sleep fast?

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine): What milligram dose is each?. I would not recommend more than 50 mg. At 1 time. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills to sleep?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills to sleep?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenyhydramine) and other similar medication (doxylamine) are the ingredients in many (if not most) over the counter sleep aids. They are antihistamines (allergy meds) that have a side effect of sleepiness. It's not recommended to take them regularly as they are not a cure for insomnia and because they can lead to daytime drowsiness. 2 weeks is the maximum. Do not mix with alcohol. ...Read more

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Zoloft, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and ativan pills. Can i take all 3?

Zoloft, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and ativan pills. Can i take all 3?

Sedation: Always discuss with your prescribing provider. These medications can used together with one caveat- taking Ativan and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together may cause sedation. So, if you need to be awake in the middle of the day that could be a problem. Don't operate dangerous machinery or drive a vehicle if sedated. ...Read more

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Is Alli diet pill ok to take with zyrtec (cetirizine) and birth control pill?

Is Alli diet pill ok to take with zyrtec (cetirizine) and birth control pill?

Alli Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Alli is a weaker version of xenical which acts by inhibiting the breakdown of fats by lipase. Theoretically, this should not cause a problem with birth control pills or zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Can I take two Claritin (loratadine) allergy pills in 24 hours?

Can I take two Claritin (loratadine) allergy pills in 24 hours?

Better not: exceed the recommended dosage, if you think your symptoms aren't controlled, better seek medical advice, good luck ...Read more

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Will taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy when on birth control null the active ingredients in the birth control?

No: There is no interaction between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and birth control tablets, unless Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes you too sleepy and you forget to take the birth control tablets... ...Read more

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50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok before bed?

50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok before bed?

benadryl (diphenhydramine): Should be fine, but would rather take 25mg if you have not taken it before regularly, as you may have a hard time waking up the next day. ...Read more

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Do cetirizine or benedryl hayfever tabets effect tegretol epilepsy tablets?

Do cetirizine or benedryl hayfever tabets effect tegretol epilepsy tablets?

Yes: Both antihistamines show an adverse reaction of psychomotor depression (drowsy, fatigue, lethargy, etc..) when combined with carbamazepine. This is only a possibility, but it would be best to avoid mixing any of these medications. Fexofenadine does not have this interaction. ...Read more

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How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills do I take?

How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills do I take?

Perhaps, one: See prior answer for details about benadryl (diphenhydramine). An over the counter dose is 25 mg (the same dose they put in many 'sleep aides' like tylenol-pm, where the side effect of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) of drowsiness is the main ingredient). If taking it for typical allergies (runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing), could try one tablet. But there are better ones today with less side effects (zyrtec, allegra, claritin, etc). ...Read more

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What would happen if I took extra Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

What would happen if I took  extra Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Perhaps, one: See prior answer for details about benadryl (diphenhydramine). An over the counter dose is 25 mg (the same dose they put in many 'sleep aides' like tylenol-pm, where the side effect of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) of drowsiness is the main ingredient). If taking it for typical allergies (runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing), could try one tablet. But there are better ones today with less side effects (zyrtec, allegra, claritin, etc). ...Read more

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After taking 5 pills of zyrtec, (cetirizine) would I be overdosed?

After taking 5 pills of zyrtec, (cetirizine) would I be overdosed?

Probably not: I would recommend you not take more than 1 zyrtec (cetirizine) tablet in 24 hours unless directed by a physician. ...Read more

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I gave 3/4 table spoon of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to 5 year, 9 month old son. Will he be ok?

I gave 3/4 table spoon of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to 5 year, 9 month old son.  Will he be ok?

Probably: By the time you read this, if he is okay he likely will be. The effects are brief. It can cause drowsiness, but you would have seen this already. Always follow the directions on the bottle. ...Read more

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What color are diphenhydramine pills?

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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Is it ok to cut a 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pill in half?

Is it ok to cut a 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pill in half?

It is ok: It is ok if you can do it and that's all you need. ...Read more

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How many Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills can I take at one time?

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Read label: You can take as many pills as directed by label as often as directed by label. Do not attempt to exceed amount or frequency. Be aware that even over-the-counter medications (and dietary supplements) can interact & even interfere w/prescription medications. So always tell your family physician (and other doctors) everything that you're taking whether prescribed or not. ...Read more

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What are the different types of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills?

What are the different types of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills?

Diphenylhydramine: Many pharmaceutical companies make generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) under name of diphenylhydramine.Brand name Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is made by mcneil consumer health care.It comes in different strength as follows benadryl dyefreeallergy liquid gel benadryl allergy ultratab benadryl allergy quick dissolve strip benadryl allergy capsules all above in 25 mgm strength 50 grm capsules. ...Read more

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What different kinds of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills are there?

What different kinds of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills are there?

Diphenylhydramine: Many pharmaceutical companies make generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) under name of diphenylhydramine.Brand name Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is made by mcneil consumer health care.It comes in different strength as follows benadryl dyefreeallergy liquid gel benadryl allergy ultratab benadryl allergy quick dissolve strip benadryl allergy capsules all above in 25 mgm strength 50 grm capsules. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take diphenhydramine while i'm taking calcium pills ?

Yes.: You can take both. There are no interactions between the two. ...Read more

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What number of pills so I have to take of 50mg diphenhydramine to commit suicide?

What number of pills so I have to take of 50mg diphenhydramine to commit suicide?

Medication effects: This is not a medication that can easily be used for this purpose. However, if suicide is a thought for you, I strongly urge you to walk into an emergency room and let them know that you need help. They can call people to help you right there. Depression is the leading cause of suicide, so suicidal thoughts indicate you may need help with depression, ...Read more

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What could happen if I took 2 50mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills at the same time?

Grogginess: It's not unusual to need higher doses of antihistamines for itchy rashes such as hives or eczema; even, but because the drug crosses into the brain, central nervous system sedation (grogginess, drowsiness, sleepiness) occurs. Don't drive - your reaction times will be slowed. Avoid alcohol. May get dry mouth, and guys with enlarged prostates will find it harder to go. ...Read more

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What effects would diphenhydramine abuse have on a person who takes between 20-50 (25 mg) pills every night?

What effects would diphenhydramine abuse have on a person who takes between 20-50 (25 mg) pills every night?

Reassurance : 25--50 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) daily for night sleep is not considered as abuse of medication and do not have significant side effects. But....you are young and please , make a break for 1-2-3 days to try sleep naturally . ...Read more

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I bought Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules instead of pills. Is there a way to take half a capsule safely? I only need half. They are 25mg

I bought Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules instead of pills. Is there a way to take half a capsule safely? I only need half. They are 25mg

Open capsule: Since you likely do not require an absolutely precise dosing, just open the capsule and pour the content into a couple of tsp of honey or juice . After thorough mixing, take a tsp of the mixture to get the 12.5 mg you desired. ...Read more

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I am now 95 pounds & i took 10 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills and i think it's been two hours why am i not high. How long does it take to feel the high?

WILL MAKE YOU SICK: It is not a good idea to overdose on 250mgm of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to get high it can make you sick.It will cause extreme sleepiness, confusion, weakness, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, large pupils, flushing, fever, shaking, insomnia, hallucinations and possibly seizures go to er if you have any of the serious symptoms. Please if you have drug problem consult a therapist or your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many 25mg pills of diphenhydramine do I need?

Depends.: What you need is whatever dose works for you without causing significant side effects primarily drowsiness. Most people can take 50 mg of it up to 4 x daily but at least in the short-term you may be eligible to audition as an extra in the 'walking dead'. ...Read more

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What is the average time of onset of action for IM diphenhydramine VS regular pills?

15-30 minutes: 15 to 30 minutes taken orally, generally a little faster for IM. IM should only be used for those unable to swallow a pill though. The pill form is always safer, works identically, and is always preferred otherwise. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects and factors of taking over 22 pills of diphenhydramine hci 25 mg?

Wow: Is this a suicidal attempt? If so , see a psychiatrist asap. The short answer would be excessively dry mouth, fast heart rate, constipation, urinary retention, and drowsiness from its anticholinergic actions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to break a 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pill in half?

Yes.: Any uncoated tablet that is not made to digest slowly can be broken. "time capsules", long-acting delivery systems, and coated pills should be left alone. But sometimes it can save you money to get a prescription for a higher-strength pill that you can cut yourself with a pill cutter. For example, instead of taking 1 50mg tablet twice a day you can take 1/2 of a 100mg tablet twice a day. ...Read more

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What can I do if my suicidal friend just took 4 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills. Is he going to be okay?

Support: If your friend ingested 4 - 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills it should not cause any significant physical harm. However, if he was doing this as a cry for help or in an attempt to harm himself that is serious. If you are minors, tell his parents. They will need to insure that he gets proper medical/ mental health care. Let your friend know that you care, explain your concerns & encourage him to accept help. ...Read more

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I am having a reaction to insect bites. I have Extra Strength Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Nighttime, 1 50mg pill isn't working can I take 2?

I am having a reaction to insect bites. I have Extra Strength Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Nighttime, 1 50mg pill isn't working can I take 2?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): 50mg is the recommended dose but adults can take 400mg in 24 hours. Take 50mg 30 minutes before bedtime and if not effective by 30 minutes repeat the dose. If this is making you drowsy the following day you know it is too much. Your size and weight may have a lot to do with your dose. All the best. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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