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Diphenhydramine Hci 25 Mg Sleep Aid
Im on drug court and i want to take a sleep aid because i can't sleep I have a generic sleep aid but it has diphenhydramine hci in it will this make me test positive for anything or will it be ok to take it
The : The answer dr. Johnson provided is correct. There are reports that with very high doses, Diphenhydramine has in rare cases, led to false positive drug screening for benzodiazapines. However, if this were to occur, normally the sample would be retested using a more precise test and that would clear up the confusion. It is reported that it could also trigger a false positive for pcp (but this is also very rare). Diphenhydramine is not a good choice for chronic problems with sleep. If you are in a program that requires drug testing, you might consider skipping the Diphenhydramine and working on sleep hygiene first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question?: What is your question? Typically the pm pain relievers contain an antihistamine to promote sleep. But you may be groggy in the morning when you wake up. If you do not need pain relief try to avoid them, too much tylenol can have very bad side effects. Also please take only infrequently, never on a continuous basis. If sleeping is a problem, talk to your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melatonin: My first suggestion is to practice good sleep hygiene -- keep your sleep structured, use bed for sleep and intimacy only, avoid lying in bed long periods, avoid day time napping. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone and over-the-counter supplement that can help improve sleep if taken at bedtime. It is not, and does not contain diphenhydramine. Give yourself 6-8 hours to sleep. Good luck! ...Read more
Melatonin can : Be very helpful. Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile are also used. ...Read more
Is it okay for me to take 2 50mg diphenhydramine dollar general sleep aid to sleep instead of just one?
The tablet is 25 mg: the tablet you buy over the counter is 25 mg so if you want to take two of them that will be 50 mg and it is OK to do that the only way to get 50 mg benadryl tablet is via prescription so try two tablet of 25 and see if will help you sleep or not if you want to take total of 100 mg once to try that is ok but do not make it as habit ...Read more
OTC sleep agents: Common OTC sleep aids include Chamomile tea, 5-HTP, Melatonin and Valerian Root. Sleep enhancing foods include warm milk, turkey, cherries, oatmeal, bananas, wine and others. You can become accustomed to the effects of things like Benadryl and other drugs so they will no longer work but the tea and Valerian root don't seem to do that. ...Read more
How long would alcohol stay in your system? How long would I have to wait until I could take diphenhydramine as a sleep aid after my last drink?
Depends: Alcohol elimination depends on various factors including concomitant food consumption, other comorbidities, etc. Diphenhydramine is another sedating drug and isn't recommended to be taken with alcohol. See your physician for a full discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcohol.html ...Read more
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