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Akathisia (Definition)

The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more


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Out of all these what could be the source of my akathisia. invega sustenna, (paliperidone palmitate) depekene, cogentin, benadryl, or ativan?

Out of all these what could be the source of my akathisia. invega sustenna, (paliperidone palmitate) depekene, cogentin,  benadryl, or ativan?

Akithisia: I understand your distress . Your Akithisia is likely due to Invega sustenna, (paliperidone palmitate). Cogentin and Benadryl are for Akithisia, taking them for long time can have risk of dementia. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis-Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder or Anxiety; based upon that determine Medication needed, discuss benefits, side effects, interactions, dose and follow up; Therapy for stress ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?

Allergic reaction to laundry detergent. I have a terrible rash and can't sleep. I get severe akathisia from antihistamines. What else can I take?

Detergent reaction: You can try OTC topical hydrocortisone 1% cream. Akathesia, although very rare, may occur with first generation antihistamines as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) , hopefully not the case with the newer less sedating as loratadine or desloratadine, as for your akathesia vs RLS, I believe you need to see an experienced neurologist for assessment, best wishes ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be used to treat anaphylaxis?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be used to treat anaphylaxis?

Epinephrine: Epinephrine is the drug of choice to treat anaphylaxis. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only if dealing with hives and itching. Anything else, go to the er after you use your Epinephrine injector. ...Read more

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Can you take small doses of Valium with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can you take small doses of Valium with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Consult your doctor: There is no interaction but there is an additive effect of sedation. Ask you doctor about what is right for you. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat a cough while also taking benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

What can I take to treat a cough while also taking benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Need diagnosis...: First, your cough needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. Possible etiologies include acute bronchitis due to bacterial or viral infection, bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of these. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a possibility especially if you have smoked. Treatment depends on diagnosis so see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed! ...Read more

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I took 75 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine). I usually take 50 mg but i wanted to up the dose for my insomnia. Would anything bad happen?

I took 75 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine). I usually take 50 mg but i wanted to up the dose for my insomnia. Would anything bad happen?

Bad: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy, but it can have after effects. Studies show that using too much of it can lessen your responses similar to drinking alcohol. It is found in many over the counter sleep medications but I do not believe that most doctors would recommened them. Would check with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my child takes Claritin can he also have a dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Depends: Depends on age and probably ok if one dose in am and other in pm, or if having severe allergic reaction then can follow if appropriate dose for age. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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


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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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