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A 31-year-old female asked:

I take 40 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) a day for anxiety and depression is it ok to take a bendryl because i don't sleep at night.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
You need: To check out your diet instead of popping pills. The villain usually is sugar in all its forms.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Drug interactions: I would discuss this with your prescribing doctor or pharmacist. Using diphenhydramine with fluoxetine could ^ side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, or v concentration. However,if you are going to bed after taking it, that shouldn't present a problem. Don't mix with alcohol.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Best to discuss medication & possible sleep study with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM. Fears & anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.
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Last updated Apr 27, 2021

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