Hooked on Benadryl: It’s Much More Than a Harmless Dependency

Ad·dict·ed /əˈdiktəd/ adjective: Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects. The concept may sound a little silly, especially when there are millions of people battling much more serious addictions. However Benadryl, or diphenhydramine, has been linked to serious mental complications when used in excess…

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