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i take 50 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night for sleep. i have a cold and took nyquil 2 hours ago and am not feeling sleepy. is it ok to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) now?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep: Yes no problem
Answered on Dec 20, 2016

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