Benadryl* is the trade name for Diphenhydramine, a safe, common, over-the-counter, inexpensive antihistamine. It is commonly advertised to treat allergies, however it offers many other benefits. It is commonly used in households to treat the following, in addition to allergies:
· Insomnia If taken ~15-20 minutes before laying down to go to sleep, it aids greatly in both going to sleep and getting a sound, restful sleep, without making the user overly-groggy (like with prescription sleep aids)
· Anxiety/Depression/Fluctuations in Mood A compound in Diphenhydramine is isolated and strengthened to make the prescription drug Prozac. It is less intense in Diphenhydramine-form but still provides benefit to the user.
Due to the drowsiness side-effect, it is often recommended that a half dose (usually one tablet; two tablets being a full dose) be taken during the day, and most of the time, the user does not feel drowsy.
Louisiana state prison medical ward has access to whichever sort of prescription drugs they want, but they choose over-the-counter Diphenhydramine to aid with insomnia and bouts of depression in their patients.
Diphenhydramine is often used in self-medication and as a household remedy because it:
· Has no long-term harm to the body, even when taken dailyPersonal testimony( Behind the cut - clicky-clickyCollapse )
· Does not cause dependency (also, has no withdrawal symptoms)
· Doesn't seem to build up tolerance
· is inexpensive, commonly found, and highly effective
To read more about Diphenhydramine, check out its wikipedia article.Please
To read more about self-diagnosis and medication, check this article.
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warning labels (and follow them) if you are thinking about taking anything. Do not consume with alcohol. Do not take if you have a heart problem. May impair your ability to drive, depending on the dose you're on and your body's sensitivity to it.You are responsible for your own health and safety.
Take good care of it - don't harm yourself or others by doing something stupid.Always read and obey warning labels.*it's called "Benadryl" in Canada and the United States; elsewhere, it's known as Dimedrol; however, it can also be called by its generic drug name, Diphenhydramine, and it is the same product
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