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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of diphenhydramine HCl oral.

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Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
6/14/2008 3:27:27 PM

Reviewer: andy, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
6/12/2008 8:05:53 PM

Reviewer: Benedryl for Sleep, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This is one of the very few OTC drugs that works for off-label use. Just be careful! It takes 50-75mg for me to sleep well, but to get the Benadryl in doses larger than 25mg you need a Rx (same as lots of others, like Tagamet). It's also sometimes hard to find unless it's mixed with lethal tylenol, nsaids, etc. I have health problems that regular doses of that much Tylenol can cause liver ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
5/5/2008 7:32:29 AM

Reviewer: fhaberer@yahoo.com, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have problems sleeping.I use to take Benadryl,it caused my skin to dry out.So, now We take ADVIL PM. question, Can this product hurt my Liver or Kidneys,I have to take it every night?

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
4/15/2008 8:13:21 AM

Reviewer: lynnjb007@aol.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug has no precautions for what it did to me. I am bi-polar manic depressive and I cannot take ambien. Apparently Tylenol P.M. either. It caused tremors, difficulty with speech, hearing, thinking, walking, as if I had Parkinsons disease. I do not recommend it to anyone. There should be a precaution on the bottle when used in a medicine for whatever use about these side effects for taking it ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
3/19/2008 9:19:13 AM

Reviewer: Amy W., 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It helps me to rest through the night and I always feel well rested and refreshed in the mornings.

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