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Thanks for the helpful post Tracy! Just to be clear, the measurements you posted for the liquid Benadryl only apply to the Children's Benadryl correct?

So far I've only heard to give the Childrens Benadryl but I am curious now, would the regular Benadryl be bad if that's all you had available to you in an emergency situation?
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Thanks for the helpful post Tracy! Just to be clear, the measurements you posted for the liquid Benadryl only apply to the Children's Benadryl correct?

So far I've only heard to give the Childrens Benadryl but I am curious now, would the regular Benadryl be bad if that's all you had available to you in an emergency situation?
The KEY is to read the label and know just what the concentration is in your benadryl. The tablets and capsules are 25mg each. The liquid CHILDRENS is 12.5mg per teaspoon (or 5cc's/milliliters).

All benadryl is the same. The ingredient is diphenhydramine. The only difference is the concentration. There is probably a liquid benadryl for adults that is the 25mg strength! So read your labels and know your concentration. Children's or adult, tablets or liquid, just remember it is 1mg per pound and you are set!

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Tracy,

Maybe you can clear this up for me. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but when you say 1 mg is that the same as 1 ml? All my syringes that I get from the vet are ml. Isn't ml for liquid and mg for tablets/pills?
Sorry, but I'm confused. It's been a long HOT day!Lol.
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Tracy,

Maybe you can clear this up for me. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but when you say 1 mg is that the same as 1 ml? All my syringes that I get from the vet are ml. Isn't ml for liquid and mg for tablets/pills?
Sorry, but I'm confused. It's been a long HOT day!Lol.
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No... milligrams and milliliters are NOT the same. Milligrams is a weight measurement. Milliliters is a liquid measurement. Yes, syringes read in milliliters. You're right.... ml are liquid and mg are for pills/tablets.

Just remember there are 5 ml per teaspoon.

And remember benadryl dosage is 1mg per pound of body weight. So a 5 pound dog gets 5mg.

Also, just to confuse us further... milliliters and cc's are the same. You will sometimes see cc's listed also.

It seems confusing, but it's really not!

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I just heard tonight that Children's Benadryl contains aspertame or something artificial to sweeten it... does anyone know if this is true??
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You can find a really great list of things you need for a Chi's medical supply kit stickied in Chi Chat. It has doses and such at the bottom of the list.
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I just heard tonight that Children's Benadryl contains aspertame or something artificial to sweeten it... does anyone know if this is true??

Good question Kim! I'd like to know about that too. The one I get is sugar free, dye free, and alcohol free, but it's flavored.
Is that bad?


The inactive ingredients are:
anhydrous citric acid
carboxymethlcellulose sodium
flavors
glycerin
purified water
saccharin sodium
sodium benzoate
sodium citrate
sorbitol solution
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I have actually marked my bottle of children's benedryl with the dosage. That way when I need to use it, I don't have to go get it and find the instructions that I wrote down months ago. The other thing to make it easier on you during a panic moment is to buy a syringe (if you are using liquid) and premark it to the spot it needs to be filled to. A piece of color tape around the syringe makes it very easy to fill to the measured amount you need.

Does anyone know if benedryl has a shelf life? The only ones in my household that use it are the dogs. I wonder if I should replace it every 6 mos, year, or don't worry about it.
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