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Does Benadryl cause drowsiness?

Yes, I am going to take a generic product that is benadryl, only its the cheap version. It s pink and the imprint is 061. I just wanted to make sure it s the sleepy kind. The non drowsy formula affects me badly. I am just so itchy. YYYY@YYYY .c Nom
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
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Hi,

The generic name of Benadryl is Diphenhydramine. This is an antihistamine drug and it is used to reduce, allergy symptoms. Common side effects of Benadryl are drowiness and dizziness, so you can't avoid these side effects.
You can try taking it in the evening.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Suela Gjata, General & Family Physician
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Does Benadryl cause drowsiness?

Hi, The generic name of Benadryl is Diphenhydramine. This is an antihistamine drug and it is used to reduce, allergy symptoms. Common side effects of Benadryl are drowiness and dizziness, so you can t avoid these side effects. You can try taking it in the evening. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Suela Gjata, General & Family Physician