Yes, people often abuse this medication due to its delirium and hallucination effects when taken in very high doses.
In cases when Benadryl is taken for its effects on the nervous system, a psychological dependence is also possible.
There is no need for you to continue any substance abuse.
You need to tell the medical staff all the medications or illegal drugs that you have been using and the amount you use on a daily basis.
In cases when people abuse with diphenhydramine, medical professionals suggest that the best way is to quit taking it slowly over one or two weeks.
Scopolamine, an anticholinergic, is used for the prevention of motion sickness and for acute treatment.
Scopolamine’s effectiveness is likely due to its central anticholinergic properties.
This gives them also the possibility for an antihistamines abuse and a development of an addiction to these medications.
Antihistamines of the first generation are: , the second or third generations of antihistamines have no sedating effects or only a very little sedating effect, due to the fact that these medications of a newer generation have a limited penetration into the brain.
Common adverse effects can include dry mouth/nose/throat, drowsiness, loss of visual accommodation, and sensitivity to bright light.
Less common adverse effects include palpitations, urinary retention, bloating, constipation, headache, and confusion.
Antihistamines of the second or third generation are: According to a review in 2005 about the sedation effects of the antihistamines of the second and third generations, it has been estimated that only Cetirizine has about 10% sedation effect in patients.
The goal of pharmacological therapy is to prevent motion sickness, or relieve the symptoms of motion sickness, such as nausea.
However, the exact time is individual, depending on the duration of abuse, the doses consumed, the person's general health, other diseases, etc.