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Is It Safe To Give Children Benadryl To Sleep
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.
Yes if used seldomly: Plain Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to use in children to treat allergy symptoms such as hives or other itchy rashes, itchy / watery eyes, and itchy / sneezy / runny noses. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes most kids drowsy, so it is safe for occasional use as a sleep aid, such as when cold symptoms prevent one from falling asleep. Children should not need sleep aids on a regular basis, unless prescribed by a pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to a child to make them sleep, what systems shuting down w/overdose?
Is it safe for me to take 75 mg of Benadryl? Each pill is 25 mg. What would be my maximum dosage? What is and what is not safe? I'm using it to sleep.
100 mg?: The margin of safety is quite high although you may end up with dry mouth and even constipation at higher doses. If Benadryl at 100 mg does not put you to sleep, it is unlikely that higher dose would do the job. Consider practicing better sleep hygiene (no bright light exposure a couple of hours prior to sleeping, avoid eating late etc). If problem persists, consult your doctor. ...Read more
My granddaughters take melatonin 3mg or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50mg for sleep each night. Is this safe. They are 10 and 12 years old.
I took 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 3 hours ago is it safe to take 10mg of Valium to reduce feelings of anxiety/sleep?
Is it safe to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help me sleep if If I had a red bull like 5 hrs ago. I kinda need to sleep now.
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my three kids 8 9 and 4 when will they start to feel the effect of drowsiness. I will be giving them Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on the plane to help sleep?
Benedryl: Sedation will typically start 20-30 minutes after the dose. If giving a weight appropriate dose, it should be safe to give prior to the flight. However, some children have a paradoxical reaction to antihistamines, causing them to be hyperactive. You might want to think about that if you've never given your child Benedryl before. Have a great flight! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is safe and non-habit forming.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please tell me if it is safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or gravol to help me sleep after taking adderall?
Can we give our son Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 4 hrs after a dose of Zyrtec? He has bouts with itching at night and can't sleep.
Why itching?: It is medically safe to give the benadryl; however, the question leads to another - why is he having bouts of itching? Ideally, determining and treating the cause will be more effective then treating the symptoms. Does he have eczema? Does he have scabies? Does he have an allergy to the bedding/detergent used to clean the bedding? Consider the sources and eliminate them - or see local doc for eval ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I drank two 355ml alcohol drinks(5%) between 10pm and 12:22am. I've also eaten supper. Is it safe for me to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to go to sleep?
Is it safe to take 2 unisom for sleep instead of just the recommended 1? (They're 25mg doxylamine succinate) 1 doesn't work for me. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too
Check with doctor: Although it is probably OK to double up on the dose, each person is different and perhaps the drug is not the best one for you and may not work even with doubling the dose. The current trend is to cut the dose down instead of raising it as in the case of Ambien (zolpidem). A sleep study may be helpful if this is a chronic issue. ...Read more
Have you tried good: sleep hygiene ? If you need chronic med - would recommend melatonin over benadryl (diphenhydramine). Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just drank a bottle of sake but my allergies are killing me and I can't sleep. Would it be safe take to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
I alternate between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and klonopin (for sleep) is it safe to take klonopin for anxiety morning after taking a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep?
Cannot fully endorse: Your information is of concern, as you describe issues with both sleep and anxiety and they may well relate. However, sounds like this may be getting more complex. You obviously have a sleep disorder, and may well need help with the anxiety. Please see a sleep specialist, and perhaps a psychiatrist, as there may be more success with an alternative approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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