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My son is scheduled for dental work with sedation tomorrow & has to fast from tonight. Is it safe to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the morning for motion sickness?

15 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not our decision

If your son is being put to sleep for his treatment, the medication may interact with the general anesthetic.
The doctor rendering the treatment must make this decision. Call them.

In brief: Not our decision

If your son is being put to sleep for his treatment, the medication may interact with the general anesthetic.
The doctor rendering the treatment must make this decision. Call them.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Please call Dentist

Seems like a lot of medication all at once.
Please check with your dentist, who knows your child's complete medical history, and who knows what anesthetic is planned. The sedative affect of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) added to the sedative affect of the anesthetic may be a problem. Please call your dentist, but remember "nothing by mouth" means "nothing by mouth.".

In brief: Please call Dentist

Seems like a lot of medication all at once.
Please check with your dentist, who knows your child's complete medical history, and who knows what anesthetic is planned. The sedative affect of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) added to the sedative affect of the anesthetic may be a problem. Please call your dentist, but remember "nothing by mouth" means "nothing by mouth.".
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your dentist

This is a question that only your treating dentist should answer. He\she knows your son's complete medical history, what he\she is prescribing for the sedation, and is responsible for your son's care and wellbeing.
Call and ask.

In brief: Ask your dentist

This is a question that only your treating dentist should answer. He\she knows your son's complete medical history, what he\she is prescribing for the sedation, and is responsible for your son's care and wellbeing.
Call and ask.
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Consult doctor

I would recommend you speak to the doctor before administering or giving anything before a sedation.
You do not want negative interaction so make sure you ask the doctor before doing anything like giving medications.

In brief: Consult doctor

I would recommend you speak to the doctor before administering or giving anything before a sedation.
You do not want negative interaction so make sure you ask the doctor before doing anything like giving medications.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

Make sure you tell the dentist what you did.
Does your son often get motion sickness or is this just a precaution. If not needed then try to avoid it.

In brief: Yes

Make sure you tell the dentist what you did.
Does your son often get motion sickness or is this just a precaution. If not needed then try to avoid it.
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