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Can I take Benadryl with Belsomra?

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masso 7 Mar 2017

Interactions between your selected drugs
Moderate
diphenhydramine suvorexant
Applies to: Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Belsomra (suvorexant)

Using diphenhydrAMINE together with suvorexant may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Other drugs and diseases that your selected drugs interact with
Belsomra (suvorexant) interacts with more than 300 other drugs and 6 diseases.
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) interacts with more than 300 other drugs and 8 diseases.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
Moderate
suvorexant food
Applies to: Belsomra (suvorexant)

Food can delay the absorption of suvorexant, which may increase the amount of time it takes for the medication to work. For faster sleep onset, do not take suvorexant with or soon after a meal. Suvorexant should also not be taken with grapefruit juice, as it may significantly increase the levels of medication in the blood. This can increase the risk of side effects including excessive drowsiness, motor impairment, amnesia, anxiety, hallucinations, and breathing difficulties (especially if you have a respiratory disorder such as asthma or obstructive sleep apnea). Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. You should avoid the use of alcohol while being treated with suvorexant. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you, and do not exceed the dosage or frequency of use prescribed by your doctor. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

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