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how many otc sleeping pills will kill you

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: Depends on the medicine. Not advised. If insomnia is the issue, see a doctor.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience Dentistry
Dependence: The main issue is dependence upon them. They get you to sleep, but they interfere with normal sleep cycles. Bad non restful sleep is not good long t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Not many: Why do you interest in this?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
An overdose of: Sleeping pills or mixing with other substances could be lethal.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, an overdose of : Some sleeping pills can be lethal. That is why medications should only be taken as prescribed or directed.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Decongestant pills: Can cause disturbance in heart rate, increase in blood pressure, etc.. and other side effects, don't exceed recommended dosage / indication, follow in ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
You'll feel bad: Dry mouth, headache, incoordination, forgetfulness, and confusion are common side effects.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
As : As with any medication, taking amounts over the recommended does can lead to serious side effects. Diphenhydramine overdose can cause the following p ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Varies with the meds: There are several medications for prevention of malaria when traveling. Some are ok for use in pregnancy, while others are not. Some stay in the body ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
What meds?: First, we should review your current meds to see if they play a role in this problem. Dose and schedule adjustments could be the solution in some case ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would NOT: Take any sleeping pills with alcohol.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruchir Patel
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep physician: If you are having persistent insomnia despite chronic medication use then you definitely need to seek a consultation with a sleep doctor. In my practi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your physician will: Know your specific chemotherapy medications, your state of health and you can share information about which ever specific sleeping medications you ar ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Most likely . . .: You're probably much more adept at this than me. As you're likely aware, these are controlled substances -- which legally are dispensed by prescripti ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Pain pills: Even i would ask the same question. Something is not right. Please get that person some help right away.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Taking lethal over: Dose would do that. Lethal overdoses of antihistamines are rare. Are you considering taking an overdose of antihistamines? If so, please get help rig ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Over the till pill?: Not sure I understand. Many different medications or combinations are used in suicide attempts.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. DeWayde Perry
25 years experience Integrative Medicine
Absolutely not: Please do not waste your money.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Antidepressants &: Sleeping pills are different types of medications. However, some antidepressants are used off label for sleep if they have side effect of sedation. Tr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Dimenhydrinate: Dimenhydrinate, the generic medication that is in Gravol and Dramamine, can indeed make some people drowsy. You should never exceed the number of tabl ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: promethazine is not that commonly used anymore and it is not present in any of the medication you are taking. As a rule of thumb, it will likely take ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: For one thing, taking too much at once or combining them with or without alcohol can be lethal, depending on the particular sleeping pill. If you are ... Read More

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