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Diphenhydramine Sedating Antihistamine
If i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before getting on a plane, will the sedation from it help with my plane anxiety?
I am taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with minimal side effects only light sedation. Going to try hydroxyzine. Will I get more side effects than Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
My son is scheduled for dental work with sedation tomorrow & has to fast from tonight. Is it safe to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the morning for motion sickness?
I seem to have developed an allergy to our new dogs. Tried several antihistamines but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works best. Can i take on a regular basis?
Allergy: Remember the best treatment is avoidance and we have the same problem. I'd sacrifice to be with my dogs too, hehehe. If you can tolerate Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and it's the only thing that works, you can take it regularly, but remember, it can make you sleepy. Have fun with the dogs, i hope you will develop tolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have you ever heard of anyone w/true allergy to benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Would this allergy be likely to turn serious? How can someone be allergic to antihistamines?
Yes: Good question. It is very rare but does happen. Sometimes they are not allergic to the Diphenhydramine but the dyes and fillers used to make the medicine. But people have also had reactions to dye free benadryl (diphenhydramine). You can develop an allergy to anything. I have seen people with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy who could take other antihistamines such as hydroxyzine. ...Read more
What are long term side effects of diphenhydramine antihistamines and do they lose effectiveness over time?
Minimal: Diphenhydramine is the active ingredient in Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and has been around for a very long time. Like most antihistamines, there is not believed to be long term side effects. Losing effectiveness is less well studied, but with ongoing use there could be some development of tolerance or it could be that you are still being exposed to an allergen and that is why symptoms are not controlled. ...Read more
I have two different antihistamines...One is hydroxyzine and the other is is diphenhydramine..Which one will cause me to gain weight?
Antihistamines: All are antihistamines and redundant.Get a more detailed answer ›
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