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Could I have withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Antihistamines are not considered addictive. Perhaps your experiencing the symptoms that you were previously treating. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more


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Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Benedryl side effect: No. Withdrawl symptoms are related to a body's reaction after cessation of exposure to an addictive substance. Benedryl=dyphenhydramine is not an addictive substance, so withdrawl would not be medically anticipated. You may have rebound swelling of the sinus tissues that had been treated by the antihistamine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Addiction Medicine: It's best to work with an addiction medicine physician on issues like this. Please consult one in your community. ...Read more

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What sort of withdrawal symptoms can I expect if I suddenly stop taking sertraline?

What sort of withdrawal symptoms can I expect if I suddenly stop taking sertraline?

If stopped suddenly,: The ssri's can cause a discontinuation syndrome that can make you feel like you have the flu for a week or so. It can also give you what my patients call brain zaps and the feeling that when you turn your head, it takes a second for your eyes to catch up. Why not taper it with your doctor's help? ...Read more

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If a person stops taking femara (letrozole) cold turkey, what are the withdrawal symptoms?

If a person stops taking femara (letrozole) cold turkey, what are the withdrawal symptoms?

None: Never heard of any, have looked up the prescribing information and none is mentioned. This medication is not tapered, it is just stopped when it is not needed or is causing problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop Effexor (venlafaxine). If I choose to deal with the withdrawal symptoms?

Is it safe to stop Effexor (venlafaxine). If I choose to deal with the withdrawal symptoms?

Concern 4 depression: There can be some very bothersome symptoms from the abrupt discontinuation.Abrupt cessation is not a good idea Also what about the reason that you starting taking the medication in the first place and that is " depression " You should discuss your plan to go off the medication with your psychiatrist and also with a therapist if you also have someone else who is working with you in therapy. ...Read more

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I take Oxybutinin 5mg 3xday and I want to stop because of the side effects. Will I have withdrawal symptoms?

I take 
Oxybutinin 5mg 3xday and I want to stop because of the side effects. Will I have withdrawal symptoms?

Here are some...: Generally speaking, discontinuing oxybutynin should leave no undue withdrawal side effect. Since the process of doing so is not urgent, you may just decrease 5 mg per day every 2-3 days so to totally rid its use in 6-9 days. If still in doubt, ask the prescribing doctor timely. Best wish to health, urinary urgency, etc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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


Benadryl (Definition)

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