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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

Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more


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What will happen if I take 2 mg of xanax and 300 mg of diphenhydramine?

What will happen if I take 2 mg of xanax and 300 mg of diphenhydramine?

Don't!: That is way too much of both of them. Are you planning on hurting yourself? Please, don't! Call a suicide help line now, or tell your parents right away or go to the ER now! ...Read more

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Will I die from taking 60mg of guanfacine with 300mg of diphenhydramine?

Will I die from taking 60mg of guanfacine with 300mg of diphenhydramine?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Is it a for sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

Is it a for sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

Get help - Lethal : Diphenhydramine over doses are rare. Please don't use this drug or any other to overdose. Sometimes it may seem like suicide is the only way out of your problems. But there are options - getting help is the best option. Your problems can be worked through - but not if you are dead. If you are having active thought of suicide please have a relative or friend take you to the nearest er or call 911. ...Read more

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Hello i know someone whos has cancer he wants to die hes taking 250 sominex which is diphenhydramine he also wants to use helium?

Hello   i know someone whos has cancer  he wants to die hes taking 250  sominex which is diphenhydramine he also wants to use helium?

Get the facts: As a pathologist, i've run into two completed suicides in which the person believed they had cancer but actually did not -- they had a manageable illness. Most terminal cancer can be managed by hospice and the barbarous cruelty of past decades is over in most jurisdictions. You can take away the pills, call 911, or phone the person's physician as applicable. At least phone hospice for him. ...Read more

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Can you really die from an overdose of diphenhydramine?

Can you really die from an overdose of diphenhydramine?

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 more

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What amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

What amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

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 more

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Can I take 75mg of Diphenhydramine HCI?

Can I take 75mg of Diphenhydramine HCI?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Rupp
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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


Benadryl (Definition)

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