Nick asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 2 years ago

What happens if you overdose by just one pill?

I accidentally took one extra pill (diphenhydramine), and I'm a little worried. I don't know if something's going to happen, but I need to know what happens if you overdose by just one pill, depending on what the pill is...

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    ask lestermount

  • 2 years ago

    while it might not hurt you by one extra pill you shouldn't take more than the package says unless otherwise directed by a doctor. Too much of it I'm pretty sure can kill you. But i think just one extra pill you'll be fine- if you are worried, call a pharmacy and request to talk to a pharmacist about it and see if its okay.

  • 2 years ago

    Probably fine

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    You’ll be fine, I took a extra pill once and I thought the same, the next day I was fine. If you take about 7 or more I think classifies as overdose

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  • 2 years ago

    Diphnenhydramine is Benedryl. Benedryl is one of the least harmful OTC (over-the-counter) drugs there are, so having an extra one is not harmful whatsoever. You may feel the side effects quicker or the effects may feel a bit stronger, so you might be sleepier than normal, but I wouldn't worry whatsoever.

  • 2 years ago

    maybe you should call your pharmacist and ask him that question

  • 2 years ago

    One Diphenhydramine extra will not harm you. You may be slightly drowsy or have a dry nose.

  • 2 years ago

    I told my doctor that I used diphenhydramine (Beneadril) as many as 2 or 3 times a week to get to sleep. She said that was perfectly okay, that diphenhydramine is the safest drug there is, it's very hard to hurt yourself with it.

    I always took one, but a while ago I actually read the label and it says to take TWO. I never take two, one works fine. But I COULD take an extra one without exceeding the package directions.

    I don't think one extra Benedryl will hurt you.

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