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Cab taking sleep aids containing dyphenhydramine hydrochloride have adverse effects and can it cause frequent urination?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: Diphenhydramine (benedryl) is not a sleep aid, but an antihistamine. If allergy therapy is warranted and the secondary drowsiness helps to take the edge off, then improved sleep may be achieved. However, some folks excrete benedryl more slowly, and drowsiness may extend through the next morning and be detrimental to alertness. Also, bladder dysfunction occurs in a few patients.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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