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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
31 years experience Addiction Medicine
A lot: they calm you down; they can put you to sleep; do not take a lot of them, because you can stop breathing, can have seizures and many other unpleasant ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
All : Sedatives can cause disorientation. Try not to take anything too strong or in high doses without consulting first with your physician.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Not sure: OTC sedatives are going to primarily be antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Anything else will require a doctors prescription and close mon ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine with the side effect of sedation. It is commonly used as an OTC sleep aid.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
19 years experience Dentistry
Drugs which Sedate : A sedative is a class of drug which induces sedation. Depending on the dosage and person, these drugs can have an anti-anxiety effect, induce sleep, a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Giraldo
Specializes in Psychiatry
Hydroxyzine 25 mg: Take as needed 25 mg up to 3 times a day. If you find that this dose is too sedative for you take only half of a tablet= 12.5 mg. Otc medication th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Lots of them: Many sedatives can have similar effects on sensitive patients. The easiest solution is to talk to your local doctor, or to your local pharmacist about ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Van norman
34 years experience Psychiatry
How young?: "Sedative" is a very broad description as is "young". You'd need to be much more specific about what meds and what age.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Sedatives: Sure, depends on their metabolism, their genetic makeup, their tolerance and whether they are on medications that speed up the breakdown of the sedati ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Sedative: Close monitoring through gradual taper process by her physician.

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