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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Is 400 mg of diphenhydramine to help sleep to much?

Is 400 mg of diphenhydramine to help sleep to much?

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 more

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Doctor suggested Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help sleep. Can i take melatonin with it? I have 5mg tablets.

Doctor suggested Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help sleep. Can i take melatonin with it? I have 5mg tablets.

Yes, in fact yes,: In fact, take melatonin nightly, use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) all if need it, and if taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nightly, after a while on melatonin, may be able to stop benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Is taking 100mg of diphenhydramine to sleep at night safe?

Is taking 100mg of diphenhydramine to sleep at night safe?

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 more

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Are there any interactions between diphenhydramine and l-theamine? Can both be taken together safely in recommended amounts for sleep?

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

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Is it bad to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep?

Is it bad to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep?

Sleep : I wouldn't recommend taking it as a long term sleep aid. Melatonin may be a better option for you. ...Read more

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What amount Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make me sleep?

What amount Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make me sleep?

Depending on: your weight 25-50 mg at bedtime should be the appropriate dose to help you sleep ...Read more

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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

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