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I take none natural gravol for sleep every night. will it cause long term health issues?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Side effects: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Gravol is a​ trade name used for the non-prescription drug dimenhydrinate. Dimenhydrinate is used for prevention & treatment of nausea and vomiting. Gravol Ginger Nighttime is suggested for sleep. There can be short term side effects such as feelings nervousness or excitement. Chronic heavy use can cause side effects such as depression & confusion.
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
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Overdoses can lead to such things as confusion & irrational behaviour. Withdrawal symptoms such as excitability & weakness can occur. I therefore encourage less dependence on gravol and more of a focus in natural remedies for sleep. Eat well, avoid alcohol & illicit drugs, & consume less caffeine. Get at least 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily. Chamomile tea & meditation may also help.
Oct 25, 2019
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
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I wish you well with your health!
Oct 25, 2019

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