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Currently on hydrocodone 5mg plus acetaminophen 325mg pills for pain after hand surgery. Is it safe to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a day as well?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is okay to take both but they may increase your drowsiness and fatigue.
Best to avoid driving or operating machinery and use with caution. Definitely follow your prescribing physician’s recommendations.

In brief: Yes

It is okay to take both but they may increase your drowsiness and fatigue.
Best to avoid driving or operating machinery and use with caution. Definitely follow your prescribing physician’s recommendations.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Use with caution

both drugs increase sedation and drowsiness.
Use these medications exactly as instructed by your doctor. Take care.

In brief: Use with caution

both drugs increase sedation and drowsiness.
Use these medications exactly as instructed by your doctor. Take care.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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