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can i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking adderal?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Best not : Benadryl (diphenhydramine) adversely effects your brain exactly where your adhd impacts it. It decreases your awareness and temporal sequential ordering. Best to use a second generation antihistamine for chronic use against allergies. If you're using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep, stop and consult your physician for a better alternative.
Answered on May 6, 2015
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