Avoid Benadryl diphenhydramine Tylenol PM

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Avoid taking diphenhydramine/Benadryl/Tylenol PM/Advil PM and other over-the-counter sleeping pills containing diphenydramine.  Diphenhydramine (brand name Benadryl) is an old antihistamine drug which is used as a sleeping pill because of its side effect of drowsiness. It can cause confusion, anxiety, constipation, fatigue, unsteadiness on your feet, blurry vision and urinary problems, especially in older people.

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Diphenhydramine (MedlinePlus)

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