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Dr. Bridget
Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist
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Experience:  Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist; Pharmacy Practice Residency training with extensive knowledge in pharmacological treatment of diseases;Special interest in alternative remedies.
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How after taking a Vicodin can I take some Benadryl. I'm

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How long after taking a Vicodin can I take some Benadryl. I'm currently taking prednisone for an ulcerative colitis flare and was prescribed Vicodin for the pain and to help sleep from the prednisone. I think I took the Vicodin a little early and when I felt drowsy I didn't go straight to bed. Now it's a little over 3 hours later and I'm wide awake. Previously doctors suggested Benadryl to of set the insomnia from the prednisone which is a side effect I always get.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi! I'm Dr. Bridget.

There are no concerns about taking Benadryl with or shortly after Vicodin. No major interactions to be worried about and safe to combine.

Please feel free to ask further questions. I am standing by:)

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Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi! How did things go with the Benadryl?

Hopefully, my advice was helpful to you and you got a good night's sleep.