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How Long To Wait After Benadryl To Drink Alcohol
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?
How long would alcohol stay in your system? How long would I have to wait until I could take Benadryl? I had my last drink at 11pm it's now 5am.
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 ...Read more
I took two benadrly yesterday bout 12am and then one this morning 7 am can I drink alcohol tonight now that it's night?
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
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. ...Read more
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?
Hydrocodone and alco: Simply put when you take any opioid you should not drink alcohol, drive or operate machinery. From a safety point of view i would wait 24 hrs from the last pill taken before taking alcohol. Different md's have different views - i tend to be a little more strict and cautious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very short 1/2 life: Clindamycin is out of your system w/in hours of the last pill and there is no danger from the combo in any case. The very important reason NOT to combine them is the reduction in antibiotic effectiveness. You want the effects to be optimal but after the drug is finished and out of your system that's over. So, drink moderately (always!) and you should be okay. Especially if the original issue's ok. ...Read more
Common sense: After you've driven home and settled down for the day. Hoping you feel better ...Read more
For ever: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever. So abstain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Wait for what ?: Both Ritalin (methylphenidate) and alcohol do have an effect on your brain, but are not totally incompadible. The short acting ritalins (methylphenidate) are in and out of your system in 4-6 hours or less, while the timed release forms may linger for 8 or so. If you want to avoid overlapping the drugs this should give you an idea.As long as you limit the alcohol to mild social consumption, i see no reason to worry about it. ...Read more
Never: Most over-the counter allergy pills can cause some amount of sedation. Even "non-sedating antihistamines " such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra make some people drowsy. Since both alcohol and antihistamines can impair mental funtioning and reactions times, it is never advisable to mix these medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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