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A 56-year-old male asked:

Ive been abusing benadryl for sleep with beer for months now that i wanna stop i cant sleep do i need to detox?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
you need to discuss this with your MD. She will guide you how to ease out of it . No you do not need to detox
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Benadryl is not addictive, but over time, tolerance does occur and the soporific effect wanes. If you wait over several days, your normal sleep responses will gradually return, but to facilitate, avoid daytime naps, and establish regular sleep times. Your doctor can assist in this process.
Last updated Aug 13, 2021

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