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Is it alright for 90 year old to take Aleve and Benadryl for pain and sleep?

Sep 2013
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Is it alright for a 90 yr. old lady to take Aleve and Benadryl together to help her with pain and sleep? She's my mother.
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
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