A 70-year-old female asked:
i have heart failure & insomnia - for years. i tried diphenhydramine and doxylamine, but they are anticholinergic drugs. not for my age, 70. thought ibruprofen was it, but not with my heart prob. am adding supplements. what is inositol? any other?
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Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Insomnia: Inositol is a vitamin like supplement, is part of the B family. It has been described as nature's sleeping pill by some. Since the FDA doesn't investigate supplements, most physicians are reluctant to recommend them. Some have contaminants or interact with medications. Your pharmacist may have more information about this supplement and whether it's safe.. My patients did ok with low dose benadryl
Answered on Dec 10, 2019
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