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How should I treat diphenhydramine overdose?

How should I treat diphenhydramine overdose?

Go to ER: The national poison control center (1-800-222-1222) recovery is likely if the patient survives the first 24 hours. Normally this is treated with hydration and monitoring, occassionally treated with activated charcoal. Few patients actually die from an antihistamine overdose, unless there have been serious heart rhythm disturbances or breathing problems. ...Read more

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


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Sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

Sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose is highly toxic, potentially fatal, and their is no known antidote. Death would depend on the dose taken and the time it takes to get definitive care (like having stomach pumped and IV fluids). ...Read more

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Can you die from diphenhydramine overdose?

Can you die from diphenhydramine overdose?

Unfortunately Yes: The medical literature is filled with cases of deaths related to overdose using diphenhydramine. Normally this over-the-counter agent is very safe when used as prescribed to treat allergic reactions, cold and flu like symptoms, insomnia, and motion sickness. Considerable overdosage can lead to cardiac arrest, serious ventricular dysrhythmias, coma, and death. ...Read more

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Can someone die from a diphenhydramine overdose?

Can someone  die from a diphenhydramine overdose?

Potentially yes: If you or someone else has taken too much of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or any other substance, call the national poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. For advice. ...Read more

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Can you really die from a diphenhydramine overdose?

Potentially yes: If you or someone else has taken too much of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or any other substance, call the national poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. For advice. ...Read more

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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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Is it common for someone to die of diphenhydramine overdose?

Is it common for someone to die of diphenhydramine overdose?

No: It's very unlikely. A person might sleep for a number of hours, but the breathing is not affected so dying is extremely unlikely. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

911: Although death by Diphenhydramine overdose is uncommon, dangers associated with an overdose include cardiac arrhythmias, delirium, respiratory suppression, short-term memory loss, and urinary retention. The specific antidote for Diphenhydramine poisoning is physostigmine, usually given intravenously in a hospital. If you suspect Diphenhydramine overdose, contact emergency services (911). ...Read more

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Would a diphenhydramine overdose make you sleep?

Would a diphenhydramine overdose make you sleep?

Maybe: Diphenhydramine is in over the counter sleep meds. It is also known as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) a common antihistamine with a side effect of drowsiness. Sometimes there is an opposite effect, especially with young childen, elderly, or if too much is taken, and you don't sleep. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a diphenhydramine overdose?

What are the side effects of a diphenhydramine overdose?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) OD: Causes sleepiness, weakness, confusion, blurred vision, dry mouth, flushing, fever, shaking, hallucinations, and possibly seizures. If you suspect od get to an er! ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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