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Hi, can I take a nighttime sleep aid containing diphenhydramine & a nighttime decongestant?

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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice

In brief: Probably

If you are a healthy female and have a common cold then it should not be a problem. If you have any other systemic respiratory problems then it would be best to consult with a physician before taking the otc meds you mentioned.

In brief: Probably

If you are a healthy female and have a common cold then it should not be a problem. If you have any other systemic respiratory problems then it would be best to consult with a physician before taking the otc meds you mentioned.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Drugs

You can, but Diphenhydramine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can work both as a sleep aid and a decongestant.

In brief: Drugs

You can, but Diphenhydramine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can work both as a sleep aid and a decongestant.
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