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A 30-year-old male asked:

1998 what prescription sleeping pills would have contained barbiuates or phenbarbital or still do?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
INSOMNIA: Seconal (secobarbital) 100 mg. Contains barbiturates are still being used by other mds.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why doesnt the doctor just give me sleeping pills?

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
It Depends....: "sleeping pills" can be used for sleep onset and sleep maintenance insomnia. This can be caused by bad sleep hygiene, which are habits that tend to perpetuate the insomnia. A pill can only help so much if you don't correct the underlying cause. Sleep apnea is another major factor in poor quality sleep. A thorough evaluation is needed before medication should be prescribed.
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Are sleeping pills safe to use?

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Sleeping pills: Not sure of your age or other medications taken . Best to consult your physician who prescribed them.
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Can sleeping pills kill you?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sleep: Depends on the medicine. Not advised. If insomnia is the issue, see a doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take?

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Many options: It seems to always be a challenge to obtain adequate sleep in this stressful life. Medicines are sometimes used. Many are considered safe. Use of benedryl, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) in their standard doses are considered safe. Avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine as well as using natural options like stretching, yoga, and meditation till be your best choices.
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Are sleeping pills dangerous?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Can be unsafe: Sedative/hypnotic medications are used by many patients safely for sleep when taken as prescribed. However, if taken in greater amounts, combined with other sedating substances or medications, or other inappropriate actions are taken they can be dangerous and even lethal. Many of them have at least some inhibitory effect on the nervous system; when magnified that can cause respiratory depression.

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