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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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How long after taking 50mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it safe to drink alcohol?

How long after taking 50mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it safe to drink alcohol?

6 hours if not longe: The drowsiness effect from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) varies from one person to another. Although the antihistaminic effect may last for over a day, the drowsiness effect is likely less than 6 hrs. Alcohol just makes the drowsiness worse.

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If you drink Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can you drink alcohol?

If you drink Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can you drink alcohol?

Be very careful: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) impairs your driving skills and so could alcohol. Both together is like adding one plus one and getting three. Cut back on your alcohol consumption when you use benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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Can I drink alcohol if I completed a 3 day course of 50mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) yesterday?

Can I drink alcohol if I completed a 3 day course of 50mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) yesterday?

Should be OK.: The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should be well out of your system by now. Just don't take anymore Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you're going to be drinking?

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How long would alcohol stay in your system? How long would I have to wait until I could take diphenhydramine as a sleep aid after my last drink?

How long would alcohol stay in your system? How long would I have to wait until I could take diphenhydramine as a sleep aid after my last drink?

Depends: Alcohol elimination depends on various factors including concomitant food consumption, other comorbidities, etc. Diphenhydramine is another sedating drug and isn't recommended to be taken with alcohol. See your physician for a full discussion. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/alcohol. Html

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I drink 1 serving of alcohol and 1 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep, is this deadly?

I drink 1 serving of alcohol and 1 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep, is this deadly?

Risky: To mix a clearly contraindicated substance with alcohol (both causing CNS depression) is very risky. Not necessarily lethal each time you try, but to take that risk is reckless. Call 911 if you feel suicidal. Consult your dr, and please do not mix meds with alcohol. Best wishes.

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6 shots of alcohol mixed drinks been about 6 hours since last drink is it safe to take a benadryl?

6 shots of alcohol mixed drinks been about 6 hours since last drink is it safe to take a benadryl?

Better choices: Benadryl is sedating and adding that to alcohol magnifies the effect. The average rate of alcohol metabolism is 1 drink per hour, but many things effect that (male/ female, weight, race, food eaten with it) taking it to sleep is probably ok but for allergies a non sedating antihistamine like Claritin is a better choice. Avoid it altogether if you are driving. Be safe.

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I had one alcohol drink at 12:30 pm today, is it okay if I take my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pill tonight without getting sick?

I had one alcohol drink at 12:30 pm today, is it okay if I take my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pill tonight without getting sick?

Yes it is safe: You didn't mention the size of your one alcohol drink or the type of alcohol (beer, wine, whiskey). Provided a standard size drink of 8-12 ounces, you can safely take your Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tonight. Best wishes!

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking a laxative?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking a laxative?

See below: Need to be hydrated. Urine needs to light in color. The darker yellow the more dehydrated you are.

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking my last dose of lovenox (enoxaparin)?

One drink ok: Do not drink more than one drink per day and then anytime.

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking acetaminophen?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking acetaminophen?

It depends...: There is no exact time. Alcohol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) are both metabolized by the liver. The more you stress the liver with one, the less of the other that can be safely ingested. For example, an alcoholic with cirrhosis could potentially have problems with as little as 2 grams of Acetaminophen in 24 hours...And a young healthy person could take a moderate dose of both without any problem.

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking clonazepam? It has been two days

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking clonazepam? It has been two days

Clonazepam & Alcohol: The half-life of Clonazepam is 19-60 hours, depending on the state of your liver and other health. This means you still have clonazapam in you, although less than 48 hours ago. It takes 4-6 days for all the Clonazepam to be eliminated from your system, assuming you don't take any further doses. I suggest not drinking alcohol with this medication at all. Please discuss with your doctor.

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

At least 8 hours: Both can cause drowsiness, & combination can cause severe drowsiness. Usual dose for Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is 3 times a day; so sedation risk less after 8 hours. Ideally should not drink alcohol with medications, especially ones that can cause additive effects.

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after I take 30mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? I took my daily 30mg dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 11:30am this morning.

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after I take 30mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? I took my daily 30mg dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 11:30am this morning.

You should not drink: You should not drink alcohol while you are taking vynase as there is serious drg interaction and can lead to serious often irreversible side effects and in extreme cases even death can occur.

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after using vaginal metronizdole?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after using vaginal metronizdole?

Minimum of 48 hours: Before imbibing alcohol. This drug has an Antabuse-like effect that can last in your body for up to 48 hours. So you should refrain from drinking during this time. You want to be able to absorb your full dose of my metronidazole, and not feel nauseous and sick afterwards.

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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