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Which one is stronger, doxylamine or diphenhydramine?

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Doxylamine is specifically meant to treat insomnia, while diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is an allergy medication that causes drowsiness. In terms of making you fall asleep, doxylamine is stronger. Any comments?

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  1. Dinah says:

    Jul 30, 2007 It’s much stronger than Diphenhydramine, which barely has an affect on me. sleep aid, but can’t imagine them being any stronger than Doxylamine. I only take one-quarter the recommended dosage because it’s so strong,

  2. Tabatha says:

    doxylamine succinate and diphenhydramine; which is stronger? doxylamine succinate is in unisom diphenhydramine HCL is in sleepy time but which is stronger and more effectiv

  3. Hae says:

    Diphenhydramine is the only agent that is considered to be safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration. Cha Cha again! More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-a-more-effective-sleep-aid-diphenhydramine-or-doxylamine

  4. Ailene says:

    Doxylamine succinate and diphenhydramine are both antihistamines that can cause sedation and drowsiness. Diphen is stronger. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-difference-between-doxylamine-succinate-and-diphenhydramine

  5. Eugenia says:

    It’s probably dose dependent. Subjectively, I can say that diphenhydramine’s sedative effects tend to come in waves with relatively little effect in between. I’ve never used doxylamine More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081130011812AAKmDgo

  6. Vallie says:

    I feel that I could break world record in insomnia. Sometimes it can spend all week with just a few hours sleep. It is not something I like or encourage but it is

  7. Keshia says:

    The difference between Unisom and Tylenol PM is in one ingredient. Diphenhydramine HCL, an antihistamine, is the ingredient in both Unisom and Tylenol PM Tylenol PM is a better choice if there is pain accompanying sleep difficulties. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_5427602_unisom-vs-tylenol-pm.html

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