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A 19-year-old female asked:

what will over-the-counter sleep meds do to me if i keep taking them daily?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Need for more: You can develop dependence, both physiological and psychological, and tolerance and the need for escalating doses and can become toxic. So as the label says, use it only as needed.

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