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Can my mom take phenobarbital and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Dr took her off Xanax today and now on pheno instead but still can't sleep. Any recommendations?

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
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In brief: Second opinion

Take your mom to a sleep specialist to get a second opinion.
..It's relatively uncommon to treat sleep problems with Phenobarbital these days. So when that happens, the important question is - why is this person having such difficulty with sleep that the doctor has to resort to phenobarbital? A sleep specialist is usually in the best position to answer that.

In brief: Second opinion

Take your mom to a sleep specialist to get a second opinion.
..It's relatively uncommon to treat sleep problems with Phenobarbital these days. So when that happens, the important question is - why is this person having such difficulty with sleep that the doctor has to resort to phenobarbital? A sleep specialist is usually in the best position to answer that.
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