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Re: EMSAM: taking it with benadryl/diphenhydramine

Posted by ryanz on January 2, 2007, at 16:43:16

In reply to Re: EMSAM - First Day -- what to try for insomnia? mayzee, posted by SFY on July 20, 2006, at 13:51:19

According to what I've read, benadryl is technically not supposed to be used with MAOI's, nor is Tylenol according to at least one source.
(Benadryl is the active ingredient in over-the-counter sleep aids as well, for those who weren't aware of this).

It seems like it would go doubly so for Benadryl, because it also acts as an SSRI, although most people do not know this. And SSRI's are also contraindicated while taking MAO inhibitors.

But, has anyone taken benadryl as a sleep aid or for allergies with EMSAM, and did you have any problems? Thanks.


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