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Frequently Asked Questions
The active ingredient is diphenhydramine hydrochloride, an antihistamine that causes sleepiness or drowsiness. Temporary difficulties in getting a good night’s sleep can be caused by various problems such as stress, jet lag, or personal problems such as bereavement. In sleep problems of this type, this medicine has been shown to help sufferers to fall asleep faster, have a longer and deeper sleep, and to wake up feeling rested in the morning. Do not take this medicine for more than 2 weeks without consulting your doctor.
If you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets online, or from your local pharmacy, do not take more than the recommended dose. Do not take extra tablets if you wake up in the night.
This medicine is frequently misused and your order will be checked by the pharmacist in accordance with our policy on the sale of medicines frequently misused.
Swallow one tablets with water twenty minutes before bed.
When you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets online always take the medicine exactly as described in the Patient information leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Do not take more than the recommended dose or extra tablets if you wake up in the night.
Do not take Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets more than two weeks in a row without consulting a doctor.
Like all medication, when you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride commonly known as Sleeping Tablets they have the possibility of side effects.
The most common side effect of this medication is tiredness, drowsiness, reduced attention, unsteadiness, dizziness, or a dry mouth. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns about the side effects of this medication.
You should contact a doctor immediately if:
- have an irregular heartbeat
- an increased awareness of your heartbeat
- feel any numbness or pins and needles
- feel confused or very restless
- have a fit (seizure)
If someone around you is having a fit, call 999 straight away.
You can read about more possible side effects before you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets online in the Patient Information Leaflet.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets:
• if you have asthma, bronchitis or Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• if you have narrow-angle glaucoma (a form of raised
pressure in the eye)
• if you have an enlarged prostate or urinary retention
• if you have moderate to severe liver or kidney
• if you have myasthenia gravis, epilepsy or seizure
If your sleeping difficulties persist, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. It is worthwhile to note that continuous use of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets may make them less effective.
You can find more information about Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets online in the Patient Information Leaflet or alternatively you can use our our free Ask a Pharmacist service to support your questions.
You can also access more information about poor sleep on the Patient info website or visit our Health Hub Blog to read our article about Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets and sleeping tablet safety.
Store the medication as per instruction of the patient information leaflet.
Do not use Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Tablets after the expiry date on the packaging. Whenever you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets online or any other sleeping tablets always check the expiry date of the medication when it arrives to you in the post.
Yes, you can legally buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Tablets online from registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Tablets or any other sleeping medication, even if it is over the counter, make sure you check for the green GPhC and MHRA logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
You can use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered, this will ensure that when you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Tablets online the medication is genuine.
If you choose to buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Tablets online form e-Surgery prices start at £4.95.
When you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Tablets online the pack will contain; 4, 8, 10, 16 or 20 tablets and a patient information leaflet.
Please use our free Ask A Pharmacist service if you require more information before you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Tablets online.
Whenever you buy Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride tablets online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Sleeping Tablets are unfinished dispose of the medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
For any more information on the disposal of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Sleeping Tablets you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.
To improve your quality of sleep you could try:
- Sticking to a set sleep schedule.
- Create a relaxing environment for sleep in your bedroom.
- Avoid last night distractions such as gaming or social media.
- Exercise during the day.
- Avoid drinking large amounts of caffeine or alcohol.
- Avoid other stimulants such as nicotine.