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Diphenhydramine Doesn T Work
Does mirtazapine put one to sleep better than trazodone? Trazodone doesn't work for me anymore. Do they work similarly?
Medication effects: I understand your need for good sleep. Trazodone and Mirtazapine are not sleep medications. They are used to treat Depression. Stresses of relationships, separation, loneliness, work and past unresolved feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, resentment and guilt can cause difficulty to sleep and result in poor sleep. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Intensive Therapy, discuss Medications effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Occasionally: It really depends on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Some people feel better after using Claritin for non-allergic issues, largely because antihistamines like Claritin can dry out the nasal passage. This can reduce a runny nose or mild nasal congestion, even if they're non-allergic in nature. Claritin is fairly weak, however, and other non-drowsy options like Allegra can be more helpful. ...Read more
Similar, yes: They are both antihistamine, but Claritin is classified as nondrowsy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) seems more effective in controlling allergies symptoms, but has more potential to cause drowsiness etc... So, if your allergy is not too bad, it is reasonable to try claritin. Claritin is once daily comparing with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 3-4x/day if this fail, consult your doc for additional treatments etc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time For DroolSchool: We here on the ranch call it"Benadrool"because it can shlog you out.So yes sometimes it can work for calming down. But too much turns it into Bena-DryMouthBlurredVisionKnockedOut-Dryl.So just take one capsule(25mg)or at most 50mg. It's not usually prescribed for this.There are other medications specifically for anxiety. But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a non-prescription medication and usually safe at proper doses ...Read more
Preparation h works but makes me itch. Tucks (witch hazel) ointment doesn't make me itch but it doesn't work. What should I do?
Is it ok to combine desloratadine (mornings) and (benadryl) at nights? desloratadine alone doesn't seem to work and disturb his sleep.
Safe: I do it all the time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Otc phenylephrine doesn't work for me, but pseudoephedrine does. However, it can make me jittery. What should I try? Children's dose, perhaps?
Possibly: Benedryl is an antihistamine which helps itching associated with hypersensitivity reactions such as allergies, bug bites, etc. You may find some transient relief of itching caused by fungal infections, but the ultimate treatment would be that of cure (i.e. topical antifungal cream/powder/spray). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe allergies. OTC don't work anymore except pseudoephedrine and benedryl (side effects). Recommend OTC. DO NOT SAY SEE A DOCTOR - can't afford?
Temazepam ; Desyrel (trazodone): Temazepam and trazodone (desyrel) remain excellent options if you need long=term medicinal insomnia treatment. You can also try cbti, psychotherapy to teach you how to fall asleep without medication. There are also plenty of sleep apps noted on this site and can be helpful and look up one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent sleep hygiene responses on this site. Best wishes. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Diphenhydramine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is commonly used for allergies and for insomnia. Usual dose for sleeping at night would be 100 mg one to two hours before bedtime. The medicine takes a long time to be effective and stays long time in your system, demanding to take it earlier than other sleeping agents. It is not addictive and does not reduce rem sleep. It is a good option for children and elderly. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It helps rashes that are caused by allergy or it also helps with itching. Medicines are often used for problems beyond what the company advertises or what the fda has approved them for. Many times experiences of patients and doctors will lead to new uses of medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): around 8 to 12 hoursGet a more detailed answer ›