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Is it ok to take cetirizine (an antihistamine) for sleep? Or, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better for sleep?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) If it works for that purpose, go ahead. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is one of the safest medicines around. It is incorporated in some pain and cough medicines to induce sleep. For this purpose, one may also try zyrtec. Read more...

If I take zyrtec Cetirizine Hcl Tab 10 mg 24hr can I still take 50mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night for sleep?

Yes. Cetirizine is non-sedating while Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating antihistamine. While both of these medications can be taken in the same day without significant interaction, I would caution use of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a sleep aide long term. There are a number of things you can do that don't require medication to assist in getting a good night sleep, including good sleep hygiene. Talk to your doctor for details. Read more...
Maybe. We cannot accurately comment on how to take meds without knowing what they are being taken for. If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is taken to help you sleep, then I would try other methods (http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/sleep/art-20048379). If for allergies, other approaches may also be better. That said, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short acting and can be taken after using 10mg cetirizine. Read more...

Need to know if I can take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) even though I took a cetirizine 10mg?

Yes. Both of them can be taken on the same day, they work very differently although both used to treat allergies. If you are finding you need to do this more and more often, consider seeing an allergist for prevention rather than treatment. Read more...