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A male asked:

Im 19&i been having sleeping problem for 6 years now.i tried promethazine with codeine&it helped.i want to get a prescription,my doctor is far away ?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sleep problem: There are many causes of insomnia, as well as better medicine than promethazine and codeine for sleep which are less addictive. Have these been assessed? Narcotics cannot be prescribed by Healthtap doctors. Have you tried melatonin? It is a chemical naturally produced by your body and levels vary with diurnal rhythm, so a dose before bedtime tells your body it is sleep time.
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