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What are some problems OTC sleep aids can cause for people on prescription medication?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Dorwsiness

Otc sleep aids typically contain diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in benadryl.
Drowsiness is a big side effect of this medicine so any prescription medicine that can cause drowsiness like pain killers for example should be used with caution with sleep aids containing diphenhydramine.

In brief: Dorwsiness

Otc sleep aids typically contain diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in benadryl.
Drowsiness is a big side effect of this medicine so any prescription medicine that can cause drowsiness like pain killers for example should be used with caution with sleep aids containing diphenhydramine.
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