Is it alright for 90 year old to take Aleve and Benadryl for pain and sleep?
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Posted Mon, 23 Dec 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi 56 minutes later
Brief Answer: can be used safely in low dosage Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXX. Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum. Aleve i.e.naproxen is a most potent NSAID pain killer without sedative effect. While benadryl ( diphenhydramine +phenylephrine), is most potent anti allergic drug , also causes sedation and good for sleeplessness . Since your mother is a 90 years old you can use these drugs safely but in low dosage . Naproxen ( aleve ) , sometimes causes wheezing but benadryl relieve it . So together you can use these drugs. Hope this information will be helpful for you. Further any question I will reply in follow up. Good luck for your mother. Dr. HET