Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory

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(diphenhydramine)

Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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Reviews of Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

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Summary of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) reviews by people (All ages)20 people left tips
86%
think this method is worth it
59%
think this method works well
8%
think this method is a hassle
  • Not everyone experiences drowsiness with a dosage of 25 mg (one pill). 50 mg will likely have most people heading for a pillow after 30 minutes. For a very few, it will have the opposite effect causing them to experience anxiety.
    65
    Woman
    Seasonal allergies
  • Definitely drowsy. Good once in a blue moon to help get to sleep, but feel less well rested in the morning than if I didn't take it at all.
    31
    Man
    Less than a week
    Insomnia
  • Puts me to sleep easily, but leaves me feeling groggy and foggy, and not very well rested. May be good for a red-eye flight, but at home I use melatonin instead.
    31
    Man
    Just as needed
    Insomnia
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  • I take it 1 to 2 hours before bedtime. It helps me fall asleep, stay asleep, and get back to sleep if I do wake up. I am also more aware of my dreams when I take it.
    53
    Woman
    A few months
    Insomnia
  • It used to work fine for me as a sleep aid. Now it gives me restless legs for an hour or two before I can fall asleep.
    46
    Woman
  • This will make me very drowsy so I only take it when I have no plans to go outside or drive.
    40
    Woman
    Just as needed
  • Make sure your schedule is clear
    25
    Woman
    A month or so
  • Take 13 at once! Its amazing!
    18
    Man
  • Used it one day and woke up with a swollen face followed by itching when I was sweating after the swelling went down. I can not touch or have salt without itching all over.
    31
    Woman
    Seasonal allergies