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Is It Safe To Give Children Benadryl To Sleep
Depends: This depends on the condition of the child, reason and type of medication and dose involved. I can think of some pain meds that would stop a kid from breathing,at least one that could shut down their kidneys, etc. There are specific and well studied pain meds for kids that are safe to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occassional use: Nightly use of a sleep aid is not recommended for kids unless it is under the close supervision of a physician. Do I have some kids in my practice with certain sleep disorders that I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for - yes. Do i prefer that all other options have been tried first, including sleep hygeine routine, environmental and diet changes first - absolutely! however, some kids with sleep disorders may benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & no: It is the main component (or only component) of most over the counter sleep aids. It can be of benefit to some, but it is in & out of your system in about 4 hours, which may not help you if anxiety is your issue. It has also been shown to lessen the amount of deep restorative sleep achieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melatonin safe?: Safe, if ok with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Occasionally: But not recommended. Melatonin is a natural hormone and long term in young people can affect their growth hormone. I would be more interested in exploring his diet, bedtime routines, parental response to his sleep issues, medications, tonsils and adenoids, etc to see if we can determine a cause for his sleep issues and address that. ...Read more
Is melatonin safe to take in early pregnany? Is it safe to give to children under 4 for jet lag? If yes what dose?
Not togerher: You do not mention. The age of the child. But i would not give these together. ...Read more
Yes: Many people use it in this manner. ...Read more
If prescribed: You and your doctor must weigh the potential risks and benefits when deciding to use Intuniv (guanfacine) or any medication. This does not mean he/she/anyone can guarantee that there will be no adverse effects. Since no medication is ever 100% safe in 100% of people, the key issue is whether the potential benefits out-weigh the risks. In the end, the only way to really find out is to try it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Narcotics: not sure how old is the child, but try not to take in a child under 4 yrs of age. If one does give it for severe pain or post-surgery, you could try 1/2 tab first every 8 hrs to see if any reactions, too drowsy, etc. Use sparingly and only nightly if needed. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
Not really.: Reason is that Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory medication and not a sleep medication. It is probably safe for nightly use, but my concern is, "what are you treating?" i would stop using it and make sure that his sleeplessness is not from an area of chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best resource: Based on available studies and clinical use, melatonin is generally regarded as safe in recommended doses (five milligrams daily) for up to two years. Available trials report that overall adverse effects are not significantly more common with melatonin than placebo. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin/ns_patient-melatonin/dsection=safety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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