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Will taking unisom natural nights sleep aid(contains calcium, vitamin b, and melatonin) 4 hours after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin), (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) make the cipro (ciprofloxacin) less effective?
Yes: However, I would consider 100 mg to be the maximum dose. ...Read more
Poor sleep 5+yrs. Had allergies 2nights ago & took benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best sleep in YEARS 2nights in a row. Is benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe as sleep aid? Need restful SLEEP
Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck! ...Read more
Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe
Yes-with chronic use: Good question. The "z drugs" disrupt sleep less than benzodiazepines but there is evidence that there is some disruption with chronic use that becomes a big problem when people try to stop taking these drugs. See http://www.Mylwi.Com/ehealth-newsletter/why-you-shouldnt-confuse-ambien-use-with-sleep/ & http://weeksmd.Com/2013/04/sleeping-pills-and-death/ & http://bit.Ly/17uogmu for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Generally speaking, Lunesta (eszopiclone) may be better for sleep onset, trazodone for sleep maintenance, though there might be exceptions. Ideally, best approach to resolve sleep issues is to treat underlying cause (e.g. Depression, anxiety, sleep apnea), then practice sleep hygiene (sleep-promoting behaviors), and then consider meds for sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it okay to take unisom natural nights sleep aid(contains vitamin b, calcium, and melatonin)4 hours after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
Prescribed Vyvanse 30mg a day. I can't sleep even with ambien (zolpidem). What other sleep medication is recommended?
Yes: Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have a short half life or time in your system, but they affect sleep architecture just like other benzodiazepines or alcohol, just in a milder manner. ...Read more
On 1500 mg Keppra, (levetiracetam) 10 mg Buspar. Sleeping 11-12 hours through the night, every night. Always drowsy. Is this normal?
Amoxil (amoxicillin): •abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness •back, leg, or stomach pains •black, tarry stools •bleeding gums •blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin •bloating •bloody nose •chest pain •chills •clay-colored stools •diarrhea •diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody •difficulty with swallowing and the list goes on. Ask your provider for unwanted side effects asap. ...Read more
Benzodiazepines as a: Trratment for sleep apnea are contraindicated because they all, including xanax, (alprazolam) tend to depress our respiratory centers and can be even more depressing and even dangerous in sleep apnea. There are other medications that a physician can use to help sleep problems safely. Over the counter sleep aids when one is on prescription meds should be discussed with the prescribing physician or practitioner. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers