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    benadryl abuse
    An_248918 posted:
    which is more damaging to the body 12 benadryl or a forty or beer? i am asking because one of my close friends is abusing every day by the box and he keeps saying its less damaging to your body then a forty of beer every time i tell him not to take it to day and i buy him a beer instead. Any advice on the matter will be much appreciated thank you.
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    Anthony Tornay, MD responded:
    Sorry for the lecture, but abusing anything is inappropriate. The alcohol content of a 'forty' is the same as a six pack of regular beer, which is not healthy, daily drinking.

    It's equally disturbing to consider your friend's abuse of Benadryl (far above prescribed doses,) which can have a toxicity which includes cardiac and other organ effects.

    Neither choice is wise - it's a matter of 'picking your poison.'

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