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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

Diphenhydramine Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Overdose sx's can include: "Inability to urinate, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Enlarged pupils, Very dry eyes, Ringing in the ears, Low blood pressure, Rapid heartbeat, Agitation, Confusion, Convulsions (seizures), Delirium, Depression, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, Increased ...Read more


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Is it a for sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

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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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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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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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?

Can you really die from a diphenhydramine overdose?

Yes: Although death is not common from a diphenhydramine overdose - an overdose warrants prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Diphenhydramine overdose?

Diphenhydramine O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Overdose sx's can include: "Inability to urinate, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Enlarged pupils, Very dry eyes, Ringing in the ears, Low blood pressure, Rapid heartbeat, Agitation,
Confusion, Convulsions (seizures), Delirium, Depression, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, Increased sleepiness, Nervousness, Seizures > ...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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What are the tests for Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose?

Clinical: It's a clinical diagnosis. It would require a special forensics lab to test specifically for it which isn't usually done. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose?

See below: Benadryl, also known as diphenhydramine, is a type of medicine in the class of antihistamines. It is found in many over-the-counter cold and sleep medicines. An overdose is when someone consumes more than the recommended amount of a drug or medication. Benadryl overdose can be deadly as it can lead to an abnormal heart rhythm. Patients are often dehydrated, feverish, and confused. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the symptoms of a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose to go away?

How much?: Depends on how much you took and how you metabolize it. The half life is 3-9 hours. That means that in general it will be out of your system in 15 hours to 2 days unless you took a huge amount or have liver disease. Why did you od? ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose?

Benadryl OD: Treatment for Diphenhydramine O/D may include: administration of activated charcoal, intravenous fluids, intubation, Sodium Bicarbonate (Cardiac), Physostigmine, & benzodiazpines or barbituates for seizures. REF: https://overdoseinfo. Com/diphenhydramine-overdose/ ...Read more

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How much is a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose for a 57lb kid? My little girl got into chewables I got her when she was sick

OVERDOSE: Need more information but your best bet is to call the National Poison Control Number to be automatically connected to the Poison Center closest to your zip code. They will direct you from there. Call now! Would love s follow up to see how things went! 800-222-1222. ...Read more

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At what point should you go to the hospital for a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose?

Intentional?: Overdose can occur accidentally or intentionally. Although death by Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose is rare, there is an antidote that can be administrated at the hospital to treat the symptoms of overdose. If there is suspicion of an intentional overdose one should always go to the hospital. If an individual refuses to go, immediately call 911. Medical professionals will provide the appropriate care. ...Read more

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Will a diphenhydramine overdose make you fall asleep?

Drowsiness normal: Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that crosses into the brain and interferes with the normal message carrying chemicals. At normal or above normal doses it can cause drowsiness & it is used as the main component of otc sleep meds. An overdose may initially cause drowsiness & sleep but may also cause seizures. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of diphenhydramine overdose?

Emergency Room: Treatment for Diphenhydramine O/D may include: administration of activated charcoal, intravenous fluids, intubation, Sodium Bicarbonate (Cardiac), Physostigmine, & benzodiazpines or barbituates for seizures. REF: https://overdoseinfo. Com/diphenhydramine-overdose/ ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diphenhydramine (benadryl) overdose?

Benadryl OD: Treatment for Diphenhydramine O/D may include: administration of activated charcoal, intravenous fluids, intubation, Sodium Bicarbonate (Cardiac), Physostigmine, & benzodiazpines or barbituates for seizures. REF: https://overdoseinfo. Com/diphenhydramine-overdose/ ...Read more

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Can taking ritalin and benedryl together harm you? I am prescribed ritalin 20 mg and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can this cause death

Can taking ritalin and benedryl together harm you? I am prescribed ritalin 20 mg and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can this cause death

I: I was not able to find any reports of harmful interactions between these two drugs. This however, does not mean that no interactions can ever occur since, as a general rule, the number of side effects is directly proportional to the number of medications that a person is taking. All drugs have side effects and taking two drugs could result in more side effects than taking one drug. It would be a good idea to discuss this question with the physician who prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) for you. ...Read more

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How would I know if I need to go to the hospital of I took too much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to make sure I didn't overdose?

Depends on dose: If just took 2 or 3 should be okay, call poison control free 800 number inside cover of phone book. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on diphenhydramine and hydrochloride?

OVERDOSE: Anything taken over recommended dosage could be harmfull and depend on what is the dosage you are talking. Some medicine OTC could be given Rx under doctors supervision which is perfectly acceptable but high dosage of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could make you drowsy ...Read more

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Can you overdose on hydrocodones and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: That is possible. Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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Can u go into a coma by overdosing on benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Possibly: An overdose of practically any medication can cause you to go into a coma. Every medicine has side effects and a potential toxic dose. If the dose for any med is high enough it can potentially affect different organs and cause them to shut down. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does affect the brain and can cause seizures in high enough doses. And possibly coma if the dose is high enough. ...Read more

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Giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to a child to make them sleep, what systems shuting down w/overdose?

Wrong: There is nothing to compare with normal child's sleep. It is the most tranquil form of sleep. Find out why your child cannot sleep for it is definitely abnormal and indicates an irritable nervous system. ...Read more

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What amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

What amount diphenhydramine is an overdose?

It depends: Diphenhydramine was a major cause of seizures reported to a poison center. At a dose of 7.5mg/Kg (a total dose of 500 mg [20 OTC tablets] for a 150 pound person) many p0eople will develop severe reactions. In doses over 1g (40 tablets) the drug may be lethal. ...Read more

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Can you really die from an overdose of diphenhydramine?

Yes.: There are numerous studies & case reports in the medical literature of deaths due to either accidental or intentional overdoses of Diphenhydramine (benadryl). The drug has a high therapeutic index meaning the dose needed to cause death is many times higher than that needed to produce beneficial effects. Its always a good idea to be cautious with all drugs - prescribed, otc, herbal or homeopathic. ...Read more

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been taking 175mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hours yesterday I felt like I was overdosing how long till it's all out of my body?

Definitely overdosing: Please call poison control center in your area, meanwhile don't take anymore benadryl (diphenhydramine) or any other antihistaminic, if drowsy or any abnormal symptom go to ER, with normal dosing it clears in less than a day, not sure how long with such high dose ...Read more

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Can overdosing on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause cancer?

No.: But why would you? Sleepy and ver dry mucus menbranes dos not sound like a day at the beach to me. ...Read more

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What can result from Advil & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdoses?

What can result from Advil & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdoses?

OD vs. More dosage: Od means taking the whole bottle. That is dangerous and life threatenning. But as extra dosage every now and then of this would not be of any dangerous concern. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the effects of pcp and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdoses?

PCP: Big difference. Too much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you tired and sleepy and even a lettle confused but angel dust is a lot worse. To see effects go to http://www. Cmcsb. Com/pcpangel. Htm. ...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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How common is a diphenhydramine symptomatic overdose in the u.S.?

Toxicity: Every human body reacts to a drug differently. In some children, even one dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make them very hyper (known as a paradoxical reaction). First and foremost, you should always follow the labeled instructions on all otc medications. If still unsure, speak to your physician. Otc med overdoses are fairly common in the usa. ...Read more

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I overdoses on about 950 mg of diphenhydramine about a day ago. Would it be out of my system by now?

I overdoses on about 950 mg of diphenhydramine about a day ago. Would it be out of my system by now?

Half life: Not yet... Probably another day. Did you decide it was time to ask for some help? Let a professional help you through this time? ...Read more

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Feeling weird still! I overdoses on about 950 mg of diphenhydramine about a day ago. Would it be out of my system by now?

Overdose: The medication is still in your system please seek medical help, especially if you are trying to harm yourself, you don't have to fight this one on your own, go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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If a 13 year old girl takes 2 or 6 benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills is that an overdose? She's 4'9

If a 13 year old girl takes 2 or 6 benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills is that an overdose? She's 4'9

Side effects?: At age 13, the potential side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, and constipation etc. Aside from itching and runny nose, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works no better than the non-sedating antihistamine. ...Read more

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