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Is 400 Mg Of Diphenhydramine To Help Sleep To Much
Is it safe to take 10 mg melatonin and 50 mg diphenhydramine HCl an hour before bed almost every night? I have trouble getting to sleep most nights.
Definitely: 400 mg is the maximum daily dose for severe allergic reactions, in a hospital setting. For sleep, 50 mg should be the maximum, to avoid both unpleasant and even potentially life-threatening adverse events. Central nervous system effects are particularly significant. Even for "benign" meds, packaging dose limits are not suggestions; they balance efficacy with safety and should be followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor suggested Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help sleep. Can i take melatonin with it? I have 5mg tablets.
Exceeds recomended: This is twice the recommended dose as a sleep aid. The general therapuetic dose is up to 1mg/kg so you might tolerate this dose ok if you weigh at or above 220 lb. At this level caution is advised.You would likely remai groggy for 4-8 hours under the effects of the medication.Operation of a motor vehicle or tools would be unwise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any interactions between diphenhydramine and l-theamine? Can both be taken together safely in recommended amounts for sleep?
No: I am not sure what l-theanine is. However, the only dietary supplements/herbals i know of which should be avoided when taking Diphenhydramine are valerian, st. John's wort, kava kava, and gotu kola; as the combination may enhance CNS depression. I am doubtful that whatever l-theanine is will compound any sedative effects you may experience with Diphenhydramine alone. ...Read more
Usually: 50 mg half an hour prior to bed. Some people respond fine to 25 mg. ...Read more
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