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If my Benadryl (diphenhydramine) contains phenylephrine is it not a good idea to take two tablets for sleep?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: Drop phenylephrine

Find a product that does not contain the phenylephrine.
For most people , that med is stimulating and will make you stay awake, not help you sleep. Make sure you also use good sleep hygiene - bedtime routine, minimize distractions around you, warm milk, and consider melatonon for sleep aid rather than more and more benadryl (diphenhydramine).

In brief: Drop phenylephrine

Find a product that does not contain the phenylephrine.
For most people , that med is stimulating and will make you stay awake, not help you sleep. Make sure you also use good sleep hygiene - bedtime routine, minimize distractions around you, warm milk, and consider melatonon for sleep aid rather than more and more benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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