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does benadryl make you sleepy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: on the metabolism of the drug in your system and other factors, can be few to several hours, or may not make you sleepy at all,

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Menachof
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes It Can: Benedryl makes most people sleepy. Allergies make most people sleepy. So an allergy to benedryl should, you guessed it, can make you sleepy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
26 years experience Neurology
Yes--it is Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes. Diphenhydramine is the chemical name for benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which is an anti-histamine. Anti-histamines make people sleepy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Hangover: So this depends on a lot of things. Typically i tell people between 12-18 hours if they are overall healthy (remember it is a medication that could b ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Partly: It is common with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and rare with aleve.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Rosan
46 years experience Family Medicine
Allergies are worse: There are other options to treat your Allergic Rhinitis, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is more for allergic reactions to foods, bites, chemicals. OTC ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: "Trouble breathing" means one needs to see a doctor because it can be many things, such as an allergic reaction, a heart problem, pneumonia, etc... T ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Steroids can make you feel funny and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is well known for producing drowsiness - it is the prime ingredient in many over the c ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
Less than an hour: It all depends on gastric absorption, but should be effective within 45 minutes.
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