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Re: EMSAM: taking it with benadryl/diphenhydramine

Posted by ryanz on January 2, 2007, at 17:33:19

In reply to Re: EMSAM: taking it with benadryl/diphenhydramine ryanz, posted by CrimsonVik on January 2, 2007, at 16:51:54

> Benadryl is about the only medication of that >type we can use. I use it all the time when I >don't have Ambien.
> If you're concerned, check Benadryl's label. >There is no MAOI warning on it.
> My Dr. told me all this initially.
> Vik

You're probably right, but to be fair:

I checked for a drug interaction between parnate and benadryl at and it shows a moderate drug interaction (basic warning about taking Benadryl and other antihistamines with MAOI's).

Also, Benadryl does reportedly potently block the reuptake of serotonin, although most psychiatrists and pharmacists probably don't even know this.




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