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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin: My first suggestion is to practice good sleep hygiene -- keep your sleep structured, use bed for sleep and intimacy only, avoid lying in bed long peri ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin can : Be very helpful. Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile are also used.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
19 years experience Child Psychiatry
Some options: i think the diphenhydramine is one of the more effective choices but other that may or may not work: melatonin valerian root http://www.psychologyto ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
44 years experience Psychiatry
OTC sleep agents: Common OTC sleep aids include Chamomile tea, 5-HTP, Melatonin and Valerian Root. Sleep enhancing foods include warm milk, turkey, cherries, oatmeal, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
It can: Each person responds differently to similar medications. Since Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness, it can have lingering effects into the ne ... Read More
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
The tablet is 25 mg: the tablet you buy over the counter is 25 mg so if you want to take two of them that will be 50 mg and it is OK to do that the only way to get 50 mg b ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Drugs: You can, but Diphenhydramine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can work both as a sleep aid and a decongestant.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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???dose: the usual dose of this medication is 25-50 mg every 6 hours. 250 mg is an overdose and should be evaluated at the ER. Assuming you meant 25mg, then i ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The : The answer dr. Johnson provided is correct. There are reports that with very high doses, Diphenhydramine has in rare cases, led to false positive dru ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Antihistamines are not recommended for regular use. Tolerance can develop. Review with your doctor other options.

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