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Diphenhydramine

What is diphenhydramine?

Diphenhydramine is a antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) drug used to treat allergies and relieve cough and itching caused by insect bites, sunburn and poison oak or ivy. It may also be used for the treatment of extrapyramidal side effects of typical antipsychotics.

In higher doses, many have reported increased awareness and appreciation of music, vivid dreamlike interpretations of reality, lack of muscle control or muscle relaxation, extremely real, potentially frightening visual and auditory hallucations, incoherent speech, fever, increased blood pressure, sensitivity to sunlight, complete blackouts, blurred vision, agitation, cramps, dry mouth, vomiting.