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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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Due to antipsychotics withdrawal I can't sleep. If take hydroxyzine benadryl & trazodone temporarily will my sleep patterns return & need no more meds?

Due to antipsychotics withdrawal I can't sleep. If take hydroxyzine benadryl & trazodone temporarily will my sleep patterns return & need no more meds?

That's too much.: I wouldn't think it prudent to pummel yourself to sleep with all of that. If anything, maybe just 25mg of Benadryl nightly. Although it would be better in the long run if you didn't take anything - would be a lousy few days but in the end your sleep would be more natural and spontaneous. ...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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I have a question about Diphenhydramines?

I have a question about Diphenhydramines?

Ask away: If you have a question about diphenhydramines, this site would be a good place to find the answer. Your next step would be to ask the question. ...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

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Is 75mg of diphenhydramine an overdose?

75mg diphenhydramine: Is larger than a single dose should be for an adult or child. So it is technically an overdose. Normal doses for a child may be 75 to 150mg per day in divided dose or 150 to 300 mg per day in a divided dose for an adult. Are you considering taking an overdose? If you are -please have a friend or relative take you to the nearest er or call 911. With help your life and problems can improve. ...Read more

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Is taking 300mg of diphenhydramine bad for you?

Probably: You may need up with very dry mouth, drowsiness, constipation, and even a fast heart rate from such a high dose. ...Read more

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Is diphenhydramine hc1 50 addictive?

Is diphenhydramine hc1 50 addictive?

No: Diphenhydramine helps restless and anxiety through it's antihistamine activity, much like vistaril (hydroxyzine). It is not addictive, but if you are taking it several times daily you could find yourself having some withdrawal symptoms like runny nose. ...Read more

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Does diphenhydramine have sugar in it?

Maybe...: It depends on the manufacturer of the pills you are taking. The drug itself does not contain sugar, but some manufacturers use sugars or other types of agents to 'bind' the medication--to help make it keep the shape of a pill or dissolve more slowly, for example. Ask your pharmacist about the brand you are taking, or contact the manufacturer for more information about the inert ingredients. ...Read more

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Wut is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use for?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is trypically used for allergies or an anti itch medicine. ...Read more

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Can I take diphenhydramine with loratadine?

Can I take diphenhydramine with loratadine?

Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness (the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affect bbt?

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affect bbt?

? bbt?: I again am assuming what "bbt" means to you - that being basal body temperature. If that is the case, the answer is no - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not affect your body temperature in any way. If I am wrong in my assumption as to what "bbt" is, please clarify and resubmit question. ...Read more

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Do they they make diphenhydramine eyedrops?

No: To my knowledge not in the US. There are however plenty of good, effective choices of eye drops for allergies. ...Read more

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Could diphenhydramine make you hallucinate?

Medicine side effect:
medications like Diphenhydramine are sedating. They make you sleepy and by that nature can make some people hallucinate if they are sensitive to the medication or its by-products. ...Read more

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What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) used for?

What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) used for?

See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. It is normally used to help with allergy symptoms, sneezing, and runny nose. It can also help with itchy rashes. Also, it is occasionally used for motion sickness. ...Read more

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How effective is benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a very effective antihistamine for allergies and allergic reactions and itching from poison ivy or insect bites ...Read more

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What are the side effects of diphenhydramine?

What are the side effects of diphenhydramine?

Several: The most common side effect of taking too much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be excessive drowsiness. Other possible side effects include dizziness, headache, constipation, urinary retention, and heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be cut in half?

Cutting benedryl: Benedryl comes in tablets and liquid in addition to capsules. The dose can be reduced in half using the tablet or liquid. ...Read more

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Long term effects of diphenhydramine are what?

Dried up and sleepy: Why would you want to take benadry (the brand name for diphenhydramine) long term? Fagetaboutit. ...Read more

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Is diphenhydramine the same drug as doxylamine?

Is diphenhydramine the same drug as doxylamine?

No: Both are antihistamines but are different chemicals. ...Read more

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Ok to take both loratadine and diphenhydramine?

If otherwise healthy: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-conflict issues, then they often take a 'sedating' anthistamine at night for continued symptom relief and 'bonus' of sleep aid effect. ...Read more

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How fast should Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work?

How fast should Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work?

15 to 60 minutes: It start working within 15 to 60 minutes of ingestion. ...Read more

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Can diphenhydramine cause you to get nightmares?

Rarely: It is rare but possible. Stop the drug and see if the nightmares resolve. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and qnasl?

Yes: Yes they work in combination for upper
respiratory allergies. ...Read more

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Can some drug you with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: One can be drugged with anything. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, urinary retention and more if given high doses or to susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Can I take diphenhydramine and loratadine together?

Yes: Taking Loratadine in the morning and Diphenhydramine at night will help you avoid the drowsiness side effects of Diphenhydramine and help you if the Loratadine is not controlling your symptoms for the full 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can you take tetrahydrozoline with diphenhydramine?

Yes, but: Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is a sedating antihistamine that one should take only in the evening. Tetrahydrozoline is a vasoconstrictor (constricts blood vessels), used in eye drops. It should not be used for more than 5 days, because it may cause damage to the lining of the eye (conjunctiva). It is better to use oral fexofenadine or cetirizine and eye drops such as ketotifen, ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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