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Does diphenhydramine hci 25 mg affect you the next day when used as a sleep aid?

Does diphenhydramine hci 25 mg affect you the next day when used as a sleep aid?

It can: Each person responds differently to similar medications. Since Benadryl causes drowsiness, it can have lingering effects into the next day. Some people report feeling foggy and dazed the next day while others are completely fine and awake. ...Read more

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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 more

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What is the best OTC sleep-aid besides diphenhydramine?

What is the best OTC sleep-aid besides diphenhydramine?

Melatonin can : Be very helpful. Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile are also used. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to take 2 50mg diphenhydramine dollar general sleep aid to sleep instead of just one?

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

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Can you tell me what is the best OTC sleep-aid besides diphenhydramine?

Can you tell me what is the best OTC sleep-aid besides diphenhydramine?

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

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Please recommend the best OTC sleep-aid besides diphenhydramine?

Please recommend the best OTC sleep-aid besides diphenhydramine?

Some options: i think the diphenhydramine is one of the more effective choices but other that may or may not work: melatonin valerian root http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-land-nod/201305/the-lowdown-over-the-counter-sleep-aids ...Read more

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Hi, can I take a nighttime sleep aid containing diphenhydramine & a nighttime decongestant?

Hi, can I take a nighttime sleep aid containing diphenhydramine & a nighttime decongestant?

Probably : If you are a healthy female and have a common cold then it should not be a problem. If you have any other systemic respiratory problems then it would be best to consult with a physician before taking the otc meds you mentioned. ...Read more

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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?

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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Never taken antidepressants but tested + for tca. I take prescribed Vyvanse & an OTC diphenhydramine sleep aid ONLY. Can either have lead to a false +?

Never taken antidepressants but tested + for tca. I take prescribed Vyvanse & an OTC diphenhydramine sleep aid ONLY. Can either have lead to a false +?

Benadryl : If you do not take any tricyclic antidepressants, and have a positive TCA on a toxicology screen, is likely the diphenhydramine that you're taking, which can sometimes give a false positive for TCA. If the Vyvanse hinders your nighttime sleep, consider taking melatonin rather than diphenhydramine for long-term use. ...Read more

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