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Doctor insights on: Diphenhydramine Withdrawal

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Do people experience withdrawals from using diphenhydramine to get high?

Do people experience withdrawals from using diphenhydramine to get high?

I doubt it: Why take an antihistamine to get high? I have seen it precipitate seizures and it usually makes people very drousey and some children get very hyper ... After a period of time tachyphyllaxis may occur anyway you will stop itching and the aalergies will clear up. ...Read more

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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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Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Benedryl side effect: No. Withdrawl symptoms are related to a body's reaction after cessation of exposure to an addictive substance. Benedryl=dyphenhydramine is not an addictive substance, so withdrawl would not be medically anticipated. You may have rebound swelling of the sinus tissues that had been treated by the antihistamine. ...Read more

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Do people have withdrawals from stopping benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Do people have withdrawals from stopping benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

benadryl (diphenhydramine): Depending on the reason you are taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if you have grown dependent on it as a sleep aid, it may be a problem to fall asleep without anything. If taken to treat allergies, symptoms will recur. There are no withdrawal symptoms per se. ...Read more

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Could I have withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Antihistamines are not considered addictive. Perhaps your experiencing the symptoms that you were previously treating. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between diphenhydramine and l-theamine? Can both be taken together safely in recommended amounts for sleep?

Are there any interactions between diphenhydramine and l-theamine? Can both be taken together safely in recommended amounts for sleep?

No: I am not sure what l-theanine is. However, the only dietary supplements/herbals i know of which should be avoided when taking Diphenhydramine are valerian, st. John's wort, kava kava, and gotu kola; as the combination may enhance CNS depression. I am doubtful that whatever l-theanine is will compound any sedative effects you may experience with Diphenhydramine alone. ...Read more

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Is 150 mg of diphenhydramine okay?

too much: This is too much diphenhydramine, you should not take such high doses before checking with a doctor or guided by a doctor. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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