Diphenhydramine abuse and detoxification: a brief review and case report

  title={Diphenhydramine abuse and detoxification: a brief review and case report},
  author={A. Thomas and D. G. Nallur and N. Jones and P. Deslandes},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={101 - 105}
Many medicines available over the counter from pharmacies are known to have abuse potential, including diphenhydramine (DPH), an antihistamine with antimuscarinic properties used for the treatment of insomnia. We present a brief review of the literature describing DPH abuse, and report the case of GF, a 56 year old woman who was admitted to an inpatient addictions unit for detoxification from DPH. A literature search revealed five case reports of DPH abuse including a total of six patients… Expand
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