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A 29-year-old female asked:

Every night i take the drowsy gravol for sleep, will there be long term side affects?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gravol: This over the counter antihistamine,taken once nightly, in my opinion will have no long term adverse effects as long as you don't drink alcohol with it or take other sedative type medications as increased sedation would be likely at the time or shortly thereafter. It will most likely become habit forming as a sleep aid but not truly addictive.

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A 29-year-old female asked:

I take a gravol for sleep every night, the kind that's drowsy. Will this have long term body side affects?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Not likely: Gravol & Dramamine are brand names for products that contain both Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), & chlorotheophylline a variant of the stimulant found in tea related to caffeine. Its sold for motion sickness & nausea & will make you drowsy. Generally safe You could just take Benadryl. but it could cloud your thinking. Overdose causes hallucinations See Dr Baker's note for the PM version of Gravol.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Actually the active ingredients in Gravol Nightime are Ginger and Melatonin. It does not have Diphenhydramine or chlorotheophylline.
Nov 24, 2018
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks Dr. Baker, My bad, I thought they just added those in like when they replace the caffeine in excedrin with diphenhydramine and call it Excedrin PM. It's a bit scary that they would completely change the contents of a product and call it the same thing.
Nov 25, 2018

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