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Can adults take children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sure

Plain Children's Benadryl and plain Adult's Benadryl have the same diphenhydramine ingredient.
One just has to decide how many milligrams to take (such as 25mg or 50mg), and then she can figure out how many tablets, capsules, or milliliters of the Children's or of the Adult's formulation to take. If one takes the same number of milligrams, it should not matter which formulation is taken.

In brief: Sure

Plain Children's Benadryl and plain Adult's Benadryl have the same diphenhydramine ingredient.
One just has to decide how many milligrams to take (such as 25mg or 50mg), and then she can figure out how many tablets, capsules, or milliliters of the Children's or of the Adult's formulation to take. If one takes the same number of milligrams, it should not matter which formulation is taken.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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