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I took 2 ibuprofen pm (500 mg) for back pain

Patient: I took 2 ibuprofen pm (500 mg) for back pain to help me sleep, I also took a Benedryl tab. They both make me sleepy which I didn’t think about. Will I be right?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Welcome to ATD.Thank you for the query.Benadryl is an antihistamine.It may cause dizziness or drowsiness.Moreover, the combination of diphenhydramine [benadryl] and ibuprofen is used to treat occasional insomnia associated with minor aches and pains.Hope that you get it right now. Take care.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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