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How Long Should I Wait To Drink Alcohol After Taking Benedryl
Took 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at 5pm yesterday and 50 more at midnight. How long would I have to wait to drink alcohol the next night?
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Can I safely drink alcohol tonight if I took Benadryl this morning? The alcohol would be about 11 hours after the Benadryl.
Can I drink alcohol if I completed a 3 day course of 50mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) yesterday?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
One drink ok: Do not drink more than one drink per day and then anytime. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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