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DPH

Basic Information

Summary

An antihistamine which, when taken in smaller doses relieves allergies and insomnia. In larger doses works as a deliriant and can actually keep the user awake. Generally the 'high' of this drug is reported as dysphoric, potentially causing hallucinations indistinguishable from reality.

Depressant

Depressants are drugs which reduce arousal and stimulation in the user, characterised by a depressing of mental and physical functions.

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Deliriant

Deliriants are considered to be true hallucinogens, because the visuals they produce are hard or impossible to tell apart from reality; they are also known for negative physical effects.

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Common

Common drugs are those which are well known and widely used among the drug community. This doesn't necessarily mean they are safe, but it usually comes with a longer relative history of use in humans with which to establish a safety profile.

Dose

Oral
Light100-250mg
Common200-500mg
Strong450-700mg

NOTE: The doses provided are for recreational usage. For use as a sleep aid the dose ranges from 25-100mg, or as specified on the product packaging.

Duration

All ROAs
Onset60-120 minutes
Duration6-8 hours
After-effects1-12 hours

Avoid

Many oral diphenhydramine preparations contain analgesics such as acetaminophen/paracetamol or aspirin, which can be toxic to the liver in high doses.

Effects

Delirium, dream-like experiences, paranoia, visual and audio distortions, dry mouth, muscle cramps, nausea, dysphoria, tremors. Often described as a pretty negative experience.

Aliases

diphenhydramine
benadryl

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Interactions

No interaction information for DPH

References & Notes

General