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Paradoxical Excitation Associated with Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient who has shown paradoxical excitation following a dose of diphenhydramine (Benadryl).

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

T45.0

Description:

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is an antihistamine that has a sedative effect in many people. However, some patients may become excited after taking the drug.

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