Is Benadryl Addictive?

Benadryl is an antihistamine, which is used in the treatment of colds, allergies, sneezing, runny nose and hives. It may make you sleep or become dizzy or drowsy, therefore, you should exercise care if you have to drive or operate any machinery. In general, Benadryl is not addictive, however, because the diphenhydramine in the medicaton contributes to sleepiness, some people may want to use it to overcome insomnia. This is really a phycial reaction to the medication and not necessarily an addiction. For more information, visit MedTV at