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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it problematic to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to fall asleep?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Rather benign med: Benedryl is the main sleep ingredient in most otc sleep products & as an otc med it has been show to be relatively safe, even when taken over a long term. That said, you may want to meet with your pcp, have a regular checkup & discuss any other symptoms that could point to a treatable condition that is interfering with natural sleep.
Last updated Dec 9, 2019

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