Getting dry patches on skin not itchy high on benadryl how much is safe – river oaks

Benadryl is a brand name over-the-counter antihistamine medication. Diphenhydramine is the generic name for the main ingredient in dry patches on skin not itchy this drug, and the substance can be found in other OTC medications, too. Antihistamines like benadryl combat the actions of histamine, a substance produced by the body in response to the dry patches on skin not itchy presence of allergens like pollen, animal hair, or dust. Histamine produces side effects like sneezing, itchy eyes, scratchy feelings in the nose or throat, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. Some people may also take benadryl to reduce similar symptoms dry patches on skin not itchy when they have a cold.

Although benadryl is sold without a prescription, the drug can be powerful and has some sedative effects. Many people abuse benadryl. Sometimes, this occurs because they do not properly read the directions dry patches on skin not itchy and take the drug for too long, mix it with alcohol or other intoxicants, or take too much of it at once; sometimes, people abuse the drug on purpose to get high. Any form of misuse or abuse can be dangerous and dry patches on skin not itchy cause severe side effects or an overdose.

Diphenhydramine was originally created in 1943 and purchased by pfizer dry patches on skin not itchy in 1946. Benadryl was the first antihistamine to receive approval from the dry patches on skin not itchy food and drug administration (FDA). Although the brand name was acquired by johnson & johnson in 2007, the medication remains the most popular treatment on the market dry patches on skin not itchy for allergies and mild cold symptoms.

Since the medication has been available for several decades, safe dosage and elimination time are well understood. Benadryl comes in tablets, liquid gels, and ultratabs combining diphenhydramine and phenylephrine to treat congestion. The standard dose of diphenhydramine in brand name benadryl is dry patches on skin not itchy 25 mg per dose for adults and 12.5 mg per dose in children’s formulas. For the average healthy adult, elimination half-life ranges from 2.4 to 9.3 hours, so in close to nine hours after stopping use of dry patches on skin not itchy benadryl, half the drug will be eliminated from the body. Within two days, the drug will be completely gone from the body.

• low vs. High dose : even healthy adults who take more than the recommended dose dry patches on skin not itchy of benadryl in a day will experience consequences, including taking longer to metabolize the drug out of their dry patches on skin not itchy bodies. Taking the recommended dose of benadryl for longer than recommended dry patches on skin not itchy may also lead to tolerance of the substance as the dry patches on skin not itchy drug builds up in the body, and that might increase the medication’s elimination time

Not only can too much benadryl lead to an overdose, but taking the drug with other potent substances can increase dry patches on skin not itchy the risk of overdosing on the antihistamine. For example, taking other antihistamines that have diphenhydramine as the active ingredient dry patches on skin not itchy can lead to an overdose. Substances like alcohol or benzodiazepines (e.G., valium, xanax, klonopin, etc.) may increase benadryl’s sedative effects, and that can cause an overdose. Muscle relaxants, sedative-hypnotic sleep medications like ambien, tranquilizers, opioids, and other prescription drugs that are central nervous system (CNS) depressants can also amplify benadryl’s potency, leading to an overdose. In addition, some types of antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (maois) do not mix with antihistamines like benadryl. Getting high on benadryl is extremely dangerous

Because benadryl is readily available in drug stores, adolescents and adults may abuse this drug to get high. However, benadryl is not effective as an intoxicant. Taking more than the recommended dose is more likely to dry patches on skin not itchy lead to an overdose and uncomfortable side effects rather than dry patches on skin not itchy euphoria. Anecdotal evidence states that doses lower than 300 mg – 12 times the recommended dose – cause a sense of being out of one’s body, sedation, and emotional restlessness. More than 500 mg, which is more than 40 times the recommended dose, leads to a state of delirium, triggers hallucinations, and causes other overdose symptoms. Other anecdotal evidence about diphenhydramine highs indicates that the effects dry patches on skin not itchy are more often uncomfortable and unsettling instead of enjoyable.