Monday Miscellaneous

Diphenhydramine

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Benadryl can cause hallucinations.

A 24-year-old man presented to the emergency department with acute anticholinergic symptoms, hallucinations, and bizarre behavior following a large ingestion of diphenhydramine (Benadryl).

Weird. I guess Benadryl joins cold medication and Tylenol in the category of “OTC drugs that can do a quite a bit of damage.” Just goes to show that OTC ≠ safe.

A couple of snippets from Harvard’s School of Public Health:

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Monday Miscellaneous

In the line of wtf no really, here’s a quill that writes with blood

There’s something creepily fascinating about this pen: maybe its the jaunty feather attached at the end, or those plastic mechanics squeezing blood out of the syringe onto the nib.

Fascinating and disturbing.

On serotonin…

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