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Friday, September 12, 2008 Fiddle dreamer, Community Member, asks

Q: Can I mix 10 mg of Ambien with 50 mg. of diphenhydramine? (in Simply Sleep & Benadryl)

10 mg of Ambien was taken 2 1/2 hrs ago to help induce sleep.  I am still awake and now wondering if taking 50 mg of diphenhydramine (in the form of Tylenol Simply Sleep) would be dangerous?  I've also consumed 2 beers over the last 6 hours.

Any facts would be much appreciated.  I've tried searching briefly and haven't found an answer yet.


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Sue, Community Member
9/16/08 10:35pm

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All the best, sue

9/14/08 3:04am

Dear Fiddle Dreamer,


Your best bet would be to call a 24 hour pharmacy and speak to a pharmacist.   I did a search as well, and it appear that mixing the two is not a good idea, but like I said, you can consult with a pharmacist even at a very late hour!


For future nights, please check out our CD at The Stress Masters website, we've had many, many people tell us that it is useful for falling asleep!




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By Fiddle dreamer, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/30/14, First Published: 09/12/08