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150 mg Diphenhydramine hcl (3 Unisom Sleepgels) hasn't helped me sleep. Is it safe to bump it up to 200 mg?

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

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Is it safe to take two unisom pills?

Probably: If you have taken a single unisom pill before and are now not getting effective results than using two of them should be acceptable for you ...Read more

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Can I take two unisom and a melatonin together?

Can I take two unisom and a melatonin together?

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

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Accidentally took two unisom sleep tablets - dangerous?

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Accidentally took two unisom sleep tablets - dangerous?

Unisom: Isolated incident & u slept well & were alert the next morning?, then u should be ok. ...Read more

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Is it alright to take two unisom pills?

Is it alright to take two unisom pills?

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

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Had two drinks with dinner at 7 pm, is it ok if I take 25mg unisom at 12?

Had two drinks with dinner at 7 pm, is it ok if I take 25mg unisom at 12?

Yes: Alcohol is usually metabolized at the rate of one drink per hour. By midnight you should be fine. However, treating insomnia with sleeping pills should not replace a workup to identify the cause of your insomnia. ...Read more

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I had a beer before sleep and took two unisoms is this bad will I die?

I had a beer before sleep and took two unisoms is this bad will I die?

Not lethal: That combination is not lethal, but I would not recommend combining alcohol and sleeping medications in general. Too much of either can lead to problems. ...Read more

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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 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?

Pregnancy Insomnia: 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

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Hi, if take unisom to sleep and get thru 2 bottles of 30 pills in about ten days is there a problem?

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

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Could it be harmful to take 2 unisom pills?

Could it be harmful to take 2 unisom pills?

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

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What should I do if I took 2 sofgels of unisom, & 10 st. John's wort?

What should I do if I took 2 sofgels of unisom, & 10 st. John's wort?

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

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I'm out of my normal sleep med Ambien, can I take 2 unisom for tonight?

I'm out of my normal sleep med Ambien, can I take 2 unisom for tonight?

Sleep.: You can try to take Unisom for now, but only in a dose recommended on the box. ...Read more

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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

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Can you take unisom with chocolate drink?

Absolutely: The miniscule amount of caffeine and theobromine in a chocolate drink is not going to counteract the effect of unisom. However, after taking unisom, you may find yourself craving sweets and chocolate even more. ...Read more

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Can you take Unisom (pill) with Natural Calm (drink)?

Can you take Unisom (pill) with Natural Calm (drink)?

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

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Will I get hallucinations if I takes a certain amount of unisom?

Will I get hallucinations if I takes a certain amount of unisom?

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