Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin together?

Sleep Better. I agree w dr. Labarbera. Although they can be used together - don't really recommend it. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to rebound insomnia. How about starting w good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include.
Yes. But, if you are taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with sleep, there are better medications.

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Sleep hygiene plus. Consistent sleep & wake hours; keeping a cool, dark sleeping room; no computer or tv in there; comfortable bedding; practice relaxation methods before sleep; establish a sleep ritual like hot bath, etc; no daytime naps; finish meals at least 3 hours before sleep; avoid alcohol, or caffeine within 4 - 6 hours of bedtime. Magnesium glycinate or citrate may help muscle cramps & relaxation. Read more...

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Yes and no. The answer to your question is yes it is safe. The next question that comes to my mind though, is why she needs a sleep aid every night at age 11. If she has a type of sleep initiation disorder,have behavioral interventions with her bedtime routine been tried, including no computer or LED screen time for two hours prior to bed? Will meditation and relaxation techniques help rather than chronic med. Read more...

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

With caution. Although technically no drug-drug interactions are listed for the 2, both cause sedation & might have an additive effect. Be sure how the combination will affect you before operating machinery or driving. People have been cited for dui from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) alone. Read more...

Can melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be mix and safe to use together?

Yes. But both have sedative properties and can lead to some hangover effects in the morning if taken for sleep, take as low a dose of melatonin as possible, 90min before desired sleep time. Read more...

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I am almost 30 week pregnant can I take melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

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My granddaughters take melatonin 3mg or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50mg for sleep each night. Is this safe. They are 10 and 12 years old.

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Melatonin. If effective and as recommended by a child specialist. I would not advise high dose on regular basis, though. Parents need to review with their doctor the reasons for lack of sleep and remedy those. Read more...