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2 Unisom Sleepgels
150 mg Diphenhydramine hcl (3 Unisom Sleepgels) hasn't helped me sleep. Is it safe to bump it up to 200 mg?
Won't advise it: It will not kill you but may cause other side effects yet unlikely to help you to fall asleep by taking another 50 mg. ...Read more
Generally yes: The better question is why? Unisom contains mainly a sedating antihistamine in otc doses. This medication while it makes you sleepy with one, can often make people groggy or excessively tired with more than one. Melatonin may be helpful to add but not if experiencing tolerance to unisom. ...Read more
Unisom: Isolated incident & u slept well & were alert the next morning?, then u should be ok. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I accidentally took two unisom instead of the two water pills I thought I was taking. Is this dangerous?
No, it should: Not cause any problems. Just be careful. ...Read more
The last 80 hours, I took two bottles of unisom (50mg). I had pain on my side but it's gone. Will I be fine without a hospital visit?
I am 36 weeks pregnant and have been taking unisom sleep tabs to sleep. Is it okay to take two if just one isn't working?
I understand your need to have good sleep.
Unisom is for allergy, it is not a Medication for sleep.
It may cause dizziness, headache, stomach upset, constipation,
Feel good about coping with stress of pregnancy for 36 weeks.
Have Heart to Heart Talk with your partner about Emotional Intimacy and activities for fun and pleasure.
In the evening, do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more
Hi, if take unisom to sleep and get thru 2 bottles of 30 pills in about ten days is there a problem?
Yes!: This is a MUCH higher dose than is recommended and could be dangerous for your body to process. You will also likely develop a tolerance at the very least and find it takes more and more to have any effect. See your PCP to discuss other sleep meds, avoid alcohol and caffeine too late in the day, limit "screen time" before bed, make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet. ...Read more
I took flexiril 10mg nurontin 400mg and 2 unisom is that ok? I took flexiril 10mg nurontin 400mg and 2 unisom is that ok?
Should be: It will make you very sleepy but should not be a problem. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Probably you're safe: Unisom I believe contains Diphenhydramine (benadryl) or a related antihistamine. Two of these is safe usually. 10 st. John's wort could cause too much serotonin leading to serotonin syndrome but I believe this is unlikely at this dose. The bigger question is why you would take this? If you're thinking of harming yourself, talk to your family, call your psychiatrist, go to the er, don't drink! ...Read more
Sleep.: You can try to take Unisom for now, but only in a dose recommended on the box. ...Read more
Last night taking 1 unisom didn't help. I really need to get sleep tonight. Is it safe to take 2 unisom just this once? Will it help?
It's not: Unidom is nothing more than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and you will regret the hangover tomorrow. You can try other more safe things like melatonin, sleepy time tea, or challenging yourself to reading a long chapter in a tedious book. A routine of exercise will help in making sleep easy. Also no noise or lights or electronics- and make your room cool= sleep hygiene. Take care. ...Read more
Sleep aids: Unisom is an anti-histamine and Natural Calm has magnesium. It is doubtful that taking the 2 together will give you a problem. It just isn't the best choice. One can be "over-medicated" whether with prescription medications or over-the-counter medications, natural or otherwise. But why do you need them? First cut back or stop caffeine. Try and exercise. Have a glass of warm milk. ...Read more
Unisom: Hallucinations while taking Unisom are a rare side effect of the medication, but should lead to immediate contact with a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more