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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Overview)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling the need to sleep.


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Can Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy antihistamine still cause drowsiness?

Can Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy antihistamine still cause drowsiness?

Yes: Claritin is a second generation antihistamine which causes much less drowsiness than first generation antihistamine, like benadryl (diphenhydramine). The number of people who feel drowsy on Claritin is so low that it is labeled "non-drowsy". But each of us is unique. I have plenty of patients who feel drowsy on claritin, especially petite women. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Overview)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling the need to sleep.


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Why does train or plane ride cause drowsiness?

Why does train or plane ride cause drowsiness?

Motion sickness: There is disagrement in the brain movements seen by the eyes and vestibular system in our internal ear does not sence the same in simple terms it is caused by a disturbance of inner ear that affects the organ of balance and equilibrium. ...Read more

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Can citalopram cause drowsiness?

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Can citalopram cause drowsiness?

Celexa (citalopram): Not common but dose dependent.

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Side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Dried up and sleepy: Why would you want to take benadry (the brand name for diphenhydramine) long term? Fagetaboutit. Side effects are drying of mucous membrane, drowsiness, fatigue, difficulty urinating... ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause vivid dreams?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause vivid dreams?

Paradoxical effect: People often feel groggy and less rested in the morning after taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). Sleep is composed of repetitive cycles of non-rem and rem sleep. Dreams during rem sleep tend to be vivid, visual and story-like. It is thought that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affects our rem sleep, possibly by decreasing it. Why decreased rem sleep causes vivid dreaming is a mystery, but it can. It's also common with antidepressants. ...Read more

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Drowsiness from ritalin (methylphenidate) what does it mean?

Drowsiness from ritalin (methylphenidate) what does it mean?

Can occur: Drowsiness can occur from ritalin, (methylphenidate) it has an effect to lower the hyperactivity. His dose might need to be lowered if he is too drowsy. ...Read more

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Can drowsiness caused by antihistamines be treated or minimized at a necesary event?

Can drowsiness caused by antihistamines be treated or minimized at a necesary event?

Yes but: A decongestant is often added to antihistamine and would counteract some of the drowsy effects but that is not a good solution. There are at least two other non-drowsy antihistamines available and steroid nasal spray actually works far better without the drowsy effect. If your only choice is a sedating antihistamine, take it an hour before you go to bed instead of the morning. ...Read more

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Why does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness?

Why does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness?

Enters the brain: The molecular structure of benedryl allows it to enter the brain where it can interfere with the chemicals that transfer messages between brain cells. In most people it causes drowsiness, in some it will cause the opposite. Newer antihistamines like loritadine & fexofinadine have molecular structures that prevent entry into the brain, so they don't make you drousy. ...Read more

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I feel so drowsy even several hours after I wake up. What can I do?

I feel so drowsy even several hours after I wake up. What can I do?

Wirkip: If you snore, get sleep study. Get your thyroid checked through blood chemistries. Make sure youarenottaking stimulates such as coffee or tea and sugary goods after 3 pm. That would be a start. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) side effects?

Claritin (loratadine) side effects?

Pretty rare: Drowsiness & fatigue are reported by ~2% of users. Headache, abdominal pain, sore throat, diarrhea have been reported. Rare but reported side-effects include liver damage, seizures, & low platelet counts. I have been in practice for 29 years and have occasionally seen drowsiness, headache and abdominal pain associated with Claritin (loratadine) but none of the others so far and its a very commonly used drug. ...Read more

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Does astepro cause drowsiness?

Does astepro cause drowsiness?

Maybe: If you review the drug info on the web, somnolence is the primary side effect listed for astepro, but I have heard patients say it does not cause somnolence. ...Read more

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Strange side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Strange side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Several: The most common side effect of taking too much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be excessive drowsiness. Other possible side effects include dizziness, headache, constipation, urinary retention, and heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin

Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin

Control environment: See an allergist and find out what you're allergic to. Then discuss with them ways to reduce exposure to the allergens. It may be as simple as covering mattress, box spring and pillow and keeping windows closed during pollen season. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause drowsiness?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause drowsiness?

Yes: If someone takes it in the morning and feels drowsy during the day, they can switch to taking it at night. The daily dose can be taken once a day as long as this is otherwise tolerated. ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) or promethazine more sedating?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) or promethazine more sedating?

Can't tell: It depends on the dose and how your body responds to them since either is sedating to a degree. ...Read more

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My son 23 y. Old .He suffer ftom depression since 3 years on cipralex 20 mg.He is not cured so his doctor add remeron (mirtazapine) 30 mg.He is now drowsy and tierd

My son 23 y. Old .He suffer ftom depression since 3 years on cipralex 20 mg.He is not cured so his doctor add remeron (mirtazapine) 30 mg.He is now drowsy and tierd

My son 23?: First medication help control the symptoms but ther r not necessary cure. In addition medication only work 45 percent of the time , while medication and therapy works 85 percent of the time , so have him see a therapist also. Remeron (mirtazapine) can cause sedation but the longer he take it the less side effect he will experience . In addition if u have any family history of bipolar tell u dr. About it. ...Read more

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Can extra strength Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel cause drowsiness?

Very unlikely: Unless you are covering a large area for an extended period of time or areas with breaks in the skin, it's highly unlikely this would be absorbed systemically to cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of sleepiness?

How well do you: Sleep at night. Try these sleep hygiene tips. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in. ...Read more

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has effect on me -- drowsiness?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has effect on me -- drowsiness?

Common effect: Benedryl is one of the most common products in over the counter sleep aids. It works quickly & well for allergies, but if you read the small print on most bottles it warns you of this effect. Occasionally some people get the opposite effect & get hyper on it, but that is far less common than the sedation. It actually enters your brain & messes with the neuro-transmitters. ...Read more

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Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause memory loss?

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause memory loss?

Possible: Has anticholinergic side effects, which could potentially affect memory. If not critical, you could place on hold and see of this is side effect. Do this approach under supervision of your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects from claritin (loratadine)?

Side effects from claritin (loratadine)?

Feeling tired: Fatigue is the most common side effect followed by abdominal pain, headache and dry mucous membranes. More rare but serious side effects include allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, bronchospasm or liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Probably not: Unless caused by sleep deprivation then the answer would be yes. If you are too sleepy all the time you should talk to your doctor. Your meds could be the reason, your sleep hygeine, not enough sleep, other medical causes too. A work up might be in order and you deserve a good listening to and some answers for why you are so sleepy. ...Read more

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Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) cause drowsiness?

Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) cause drowsiness?

Yes, esp w/ Zoloft!: Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome - definitely check with your doctor! it can be a bad interaction - take it seriously. Good luck - i hope it's nothing and you feel better soon, but do check it out. ...Read more

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Diclofenac is making me drowsy/giddy, anything i can do to prevent this?

Rare: That is a rare side effect of that medication. You must be extremely sensitive to medications. I would try a different medication in the NSAID class such as ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) Meloxicam to name a few examples. ...Read more

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How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

Individual,age: The older the person the less need for sleep, but 6, 5 hours is probably minimum--teen ager need close to 8 hr, younger age need more--male seniors start needing less sleep. ...Read more

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I feel so drowsy even when I get a lot of sleep. What can I do?

I feel so drowsy even when I get a lot of sleep. What can I do?

Quality not quantity: Drowsiness despite getting "a lot of sleep" can be due poor quality of sleep. One feels most rested when they get good quality, deep, restful sleep. See your doctor as there can be many reasons why one gets sufficient quantity but insufficient quality of sleep. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies and i work summer camp. Is there any OTC allergy med i can take that will decongest me but won't make me feel too drowsy?

I have bad allergies and i work summer camp.  Is there any OTC allergy med i can take that will decongest me but won't make me feel too drowsy?

Sure: The most cost effective is the genetic loratidine, $4 for 30 pills a month at wal mart , target and several other pharmacies that price match. Allegra (fexofenadine) is another good one that does not cause drowsiness ...Read more

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What is m.R.S.A.?

What is m.R.S.A.?

See below: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (s. Aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics. ...Read more

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Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Yes but: Each culture defines what its usual forms of acceptable parenting include. Within the American culture, you may be carted off to jail for child endangerment if your neighbor reports this kind of "parenting". Less so if you slapped the kids rear end, but you cross the wrong taboo here and you will need a lawyer. ...Read more

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Will I be in a deep s#@t if arrive back from work from md appt after 4 hours?

Will I be in a deep s#@t if arrive back from work from md appt after 4 hours?

Depends: If you have a doctor's note (work excuse signed by the doctor), you should be ok provided it's a reasonable amount of time. The rest is between you and your boss. ...Read more

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