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Took 2tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies, but forgot that i had 3 glasses of 5% dessert wine 3 hours earlier. Should i worry?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not necesarily

I wouldn't drive a car or operate tools or machinery for another 6-8 hours, but this exposure would just make someone groggy.
The time needed to metabolize the alcohol suggests at least half was gone before the medicine was taken, and the overlap is not worrisome.

In brief: Not necesarily

I wouldn't drive a car or operate tools or machinery for another 6-8 hours, but this exposure would just make someone groggy.
The time needed to metabolize the alcohol suggests at least half was gone before the medicine was taken, and the overlap is not worrisome.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Agree--recommend hold off any additional meds for subsequent 12 hours.
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