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A 23-year-old male asked:

is it alright to take two unisom pills?

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Dr. Adam Zuber
Neurology 35 years experience
Sleeping pills: Unisom should not be taking more than recommended as it may cause CNS depression, which may impair physical and mental activities. Not to exceed 2 weeks of use. I would not recommend taking 2 tablets. Follow sleep hygiene protocols and avoid caffeine and nicotine. Please make an appointment for consult to provide more information. Thank you and I hope that was helpful.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

How safe is unisom?

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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pretty safe: The elderly should avoid it. Next time you see your doctor always mention the medication otc you take just in case there is something particular about your situation. Ongoing rather than occasional sleep is something worth a conversation with your doctor about as well.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How safe is unisom, and how often can it be used?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
OTC medications: Unisom is basically a sedating antihistamine marketed over the counter for sleep just like tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. These can have lasting hangover effects and should be used per fda recommendations listed on the box. They do cause tolerance to build so as per bottle, nightly use is not recommended.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can i take unisom before anethsia?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Ask: Typically this is not a problem before general anesthesia as long as it is 4-8 hours (depending on the time you are told not to have anything in your stomach). Make sure doctor know that you took it because it can cause issues wtih cry mouth and heart irregularities that may show up during your procedure so they would not want to over medicate you.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you take unisom with chocolate drink?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Absolutely: The miniscule amount of caffeine and theobromine in a chocolate drink is not going to counteract the effect of unisom. However, after taking unisom, you may find yourself craving sweets and chocolate even more.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could it be harmful to take 2 unisom pills?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Why do it?: The dose of unisom is 1 pill 30 minutes before bed. Why do you want to double it? You'd be more likely to have dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, etc (all side effects of the medication) if taking more than the usual dose. If this over-the-counter med is not helping you, you need to have your sleep issue evaluated. Best wishes.

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