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I’m Inquiring about the long term affects of Benadryl for children

Doctor's Assistant: How long have the children been using Benadryl? Has it helped at all?

Inquiring about the long term affects of Benadryl for children

Doctor's Assistant: Have they seen a doctor about this?

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Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in their medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have a Suspicion that is being used as a sleep paid for young child constantly

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Well benadryl is basically diphenhydramine . Longterm use can result in following side effects ;

Getting addictive to the drug ,finding it hard to sleep without it.

People who take Benadryl for extended periods of time may experience low blood pressure ,heart palpitations and other abnormalities of heart rhythm.

Mental issues like impaired cognition , inability to focus or even memory problems .

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It’s being given to a 4 yr old, which there are no signs of needing it, none of those systems exist for the usage
Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

These systems are there in babies even as they grow up their body develops and matures which includes brain maturation .

I am sorry i couldnt understand your last post

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

These are longterm effects that may not be immediately evident ,so if a kid is being given benadryl without any indication just for putting him / her to sleep then it can cause addiction as the body gets used to it

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I meant symptoms
Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Yes these symptoms appear after longterm use ,may be later in the life if the child is given benadryl for sleep for long duration

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