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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Benadryl


These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An indi vidual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

[posted 11/25/1999]
Question: I was having trouble sleeping , started on last friday 19th nov, today being thurs, as a result i bought tylenol simply sleep the active ingredient being diphenhydramine HCL, after which i slept for 10 hrs but throught out the day continue to feel dizzy ,have nausea loss of appetite and headache.. seems like a side effect to me but that has not been listed on the pack could you please confirm this and suggest some remedial action, i only took the capsules on two days once(tues) took 2 pills and the second day(wed) took one.i hhave stopped it as of today.
Thank yoou
Andrea.

Answer: Diphenhydramine is the generic name for Benadryl. Shouldn't cause headaches or nausea-doubt this is the medication.

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