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Can you take more than 50mg of Benadryl at a time?


Inactive 29 Nov 2016

I have taken benadryl many times for allergies in the past, at doses of either 25mg in the daytime, or 50mg at night, when I know it will make me more sleepy. One time I was having an allergic reaction to something I ate and I called my pharmacist, described my symptoms to him, and he recommended for me to take 100mg benadryl this ONE time only. My side effects immediately subsided with this dose, but be prepared to be so sleepy, you have to more than likely lay down and sleep for a while. I would not take that high a dose just for hay fever or allergies of this type (sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes).

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chuck1957 30 Nov 2016

Winter, As my friend G mc, Said she was told to take the 100mg of Benadryl by her regular Pharmacist and that Pharmacist knew all her medications and allergies. Where for just a good night of sleep or other unknown allergies It says specifically do to heart murmurs and blood pressure problems to name a few PLEASE DON'T TAKE OVER THE 50MG UNLESS YOU TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR. They have your health records and it is best to learn to safety first. Such as other medications can be intensified by Benadryl and when you need that much it is better that the doctor gives you one of the others that do not have the side effects that Benadryl sorry for the confusion. Have a nice evening and call your doctor in the Morning please

chuck1957 28 Nov 2016

Winter13; No it is not recommended unless a doctor tell's you different normally you should keep it at least 4 to 6 hours apart but if you're not getting much relief from the 50mg at once you really should talk with a doctor you may need something else that works better for whatever your taking it for. Good luck and be careful.

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