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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy work as sleep aid?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy work as sleep aid?

Most definitely: ...Esp. If you tend to suffer from other "atopic" problems such as seasonal allergies, hayfever, congestion, eczema, mild asthma, sensitive stomach, itching, frequent headaches late in the day, etc. Did you have tonsils removed, frequent ear infections as a child, or recurrent sinus problems? Then very likely it will help you. Those are very likely related the the reasons you can't get to sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Best sleep aid--diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate?

Best sleep aid--diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate?

Both commonly used: Both of these are commonly used over-the-counter. They are sedating and help people fall and stay asleep to a greater or lesser degree depending on the person. Often tolerance develops if the person takes one or the other regularly. Melatonin is another otc medication that can help with sleep. Be sure to practice sleep hygiene -- structuring your sleep, avoid lying long periods not sleeping, etc. ...Read more

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep aid a good idea?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep aid a good idea?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Antihistamines are not recommended for regular use. Tolerance can develop. Review with your doctor other options. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 50 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) enough to aid sleep?

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Need help. Is 50 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) enough to aid sleep?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): For most people, and if used as needed, yes. ...Read more

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What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

Antihistamines: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doxylamine are antihistamines. Histamine is a chemical made in the brain which keeps you alert, so antihistamines cause the opposite effects- sedation. But they are not good as long term sleep aids. Besides improving your sleep hygiene, it may be a good idea to see a sleep medicine specialist to get to the bottom of your trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Different: Everyone is different. It also depends upon why you are having difficulty with sleep. If you suffer insomnia talk to your doctor about this. There are many medications that can be used for this disorder. ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) interfere with proper sleep?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) interfere with proper sleep?

Yes it is possible.: Though rare, there have been reported cases of insomnia (sleep problems ) , restlessness and agitation with use of diphenhyramine (benadryl).Common side effects include, constipation/diarrhea/ drowsy/headache report these to your doctor as soon as possible, confused, agitated, nervous, irregular or fast heartbeat, tremor, trouble passing urine. Please see doctor for proper diagnosis and care. ...Read more

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Safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with hylands nighttime?

Yes: Hylands nighttime is an homeopathic preparation which really contains only very minute quantities of ingredients even if they are active medications. ...Read more

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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , valerian and melatonin together every day?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , valerian and melatonin together every day?

Thoughts..: Valerian, has the possibility of causing some drowsiness, so i would be careful when taking that with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which can also cause drowsiness. If someone's been taking it for a long time and they haven't had any significant reactions then it's probably okay. But like almost all the supplements out there, they haven't been rigorously tested for safety and interactions so it's buyer beware. ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affect bbt?

?bbt?: I again am assuming what "bbt" means to you - that being basal body temperature. If that is the case, the answer is no - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not affect your body temperature in any way. If I am wrong in my assumption as to what "bbt" is, please clarify and resubmit question. ...Read more

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50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok before bed?

50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok before bed?

benadryl (diphenhydramine): Should be fine, but would rather take 25mg if you have not taken it before regularly, as you may have a hard time waking up the next day. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or simply sleep good for insomnia?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or simply sleep good for insomnia?

Temporarily: Taking otc meds and even prescription pills are ok for a short term basis. Insomnia is often a multifaceted issue that needs proper evaluation and treatment. Often proper sleep hygiene is enough to correct the problem without the need for medications. As with any sleep aid, physical dependence is possible so avoid regular use. It is best to consult with a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more