I took two 50mg capsules thinking they were 25mg each (that is I took 100mg instead of 50mg) and it was the only thing that put me into a nice 6 hour sleep which I have not had for weeks! If it is acceptable I will try to take this to finally get some good sleep!
It is acceptable, the max daily dose is 100mg per dose or 300mg per day. However using antihistamines for sleep is only effective for a few weeks because you will gain tolerance for it. Also at a dose of 100mg you might wake up feeling groggy or tired so make sure if you use that dose that you have time to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep.
You'll be fine I used to take that every night and it worked the same for me, even better than a few prescription sedatives
I have worked in ICU for over 30 years, and we use to give (Benadryl) orally and IV to help our patients sleep. It appeared to work great. Thru the years, I have seen it used less. After inquiry, I was told that the antihistamines will prevent the brain from achieving restorative deep REM sleep. That is why some people, are so tired coming off of that type of induced sleep.
I hope this helps.
My doctor prescribed Hydroxyzine to take at bedtime. When I take it I get a deep sleep through the night with no sluggish or drowsy feeling the following day. It is normally prescribed for itching as well as anxiety. Taking it at bedtime gives me a great night's sleep, leaving me feeling refreshed the next day! ( I only take it as needed).
Benadryl at bedtime worked for me, but tended to cause me anxiety the next day and a "hangover" type feeling.
I was prescribed one Zopiclone tablet and two 50mg Nytol (diphenhydramine) to help me sleep. Does the trick. I've survived drinking alcohol on them (my once a week drink) but I have never taken when very drunk. I've taken them for the past 9 days. I have to have at least 9 hours sleep because I can't physically get up. You also won't hear a thing when asleep on this so don't rely on alarms etc. Best taken when you are off work.
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