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What is the treatment for Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose?
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
In brief: Complicated
The mainstay is activated charcoal, which can deactivate the medication before it gets absorbed into your system. If it's an extremely high dose & the patient is extremely sedated they may have to be intubated.
Some patients become very agitated & need meds to prevent becoming overheated (hyperthermia) or muscle breakdown. There are other complications/treatments but those are the 2 most common.

In brief: Complicated
The mainstay is activated charcoal, which can deactivate the medication before it gets absorbed into your system. If it's an extremely high dose & the patient is extremely sedated they may have to be intubated.
Some patients become very agitated & need meds to prevent becoming overheated (hyperthermia) or muscle breakdown. There are other complications/treatments but those are the 2 most common.
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