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Old 06-30-2006, 07:30 AM   #1
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Okay to take Tylenol PM/Benadryl with antidepressants?

Hi all,

My husband is currently taking Wellbutrin and Lamictil and hes having a lot of trouble sleeping through the night. Last night for example, he fell asleep around 11pm but woke up at 2:30am and could not fall back asleep. He was restless, getting in and out of bed, and pacing. Does anyone know if he would be able to combine an OTC sleep med with these antidepressants he's on? Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated....thanks!

 
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Re: Okay to take Tylenol PM/Benadryl with antidepressants?

I always took Tylenol PM while on my various ADs, I never had any problems. Also took a lot of OTC Benedryl, etc. for allergies.

 
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: Okay to take Tylenol PM/Benadryl with antidepressants?

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Originally Posted by sickofeffexor
I always took Tylenol PM while on my various ADs, I never had any problems. Also took a lot of OTC Benedryl, etc. for allergies.
I've taken TylenolPM too w/ my SSRIs.

I'll tell you what really has been incredible for me is getting a script for Clonopin. .5mg a while before bed really shuts the voices down in my brain and sleep with the best REM/dreams I can ever remember.

 
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Re: Okay to take Tylenol PM/Benadryl with antidepressants?

I am on Wellbutrin and Lexapro, and I was just asking my pharmacist about this yesterday. He recommended avoiding anything with pseudoephedrine or caffeine in it, as those will interact with the Wellbutrin to make you feel out of breath, dizzy, etc. Some sleep meds have pseudoephedrine in them.. but as long as they don't, he said, they should be fine.

Don't know much about the Lamictal part though.. I say definitely ask your pharmacist to be sure!

 
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Re: Okay to take Tylenol PM/Benadryl with antidepressants?

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I am on Wellbutrin and Lexapro, and I was just asking my pharmacist about this yesterday. He recommended avoiding anything with pseudoephedrine or caffeine in it, as those will interact with the Wellbutrin to make you feel out of breath, dizzy, etc. Some sleep meds have pseudoephedrine in them.. but as long as they don't, he said, they should be fine.
FYI, the only thing in Tylenol PM to help you sleep is the Benedryl.

 
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