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Are sleeping pills dangerous for person with glaucoma?

Are sleeping pills dangerous for person with glaucoma?

In some cases: If you have narrow angle glaucoma that has not been treated with laser, you cannot take these medications. Otherwise it is okay. ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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What are reasons why sleeping pills are dangerous for person with glaucoma?

What are reasons why sleeping pills are dangerous for person with glaucoma?

Depends: If you are diadnosed with open angle glaucoma, the use of sleeping medication should not affect your glaucoma. If your dianosis includes, or is limited to narrowing of the angles, sleep medications can cause an angle closure attack. Find out your diagnosis: type of glaucoma-- open angle and narrow angle. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to mix two different kinds of sleeping pills?

Is it dangerous to mix two different kinds of sleeping pills?

Yes it can..: It can be... Work with your physician to help you find the best dose and/ or mix of medications. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills dangerous?

Are sleeping pills dangerous?

Can be unsafe: Sedative/hypnotic medications are used by many patients safely for sleep when taken as prescribed. However, if taken in greater amounts, combined with other sedating substances or medications, or other inappropriate actions are taken they can be dangerous and even lethal. Many of them have at least some inhibitory effect on the nervous system; when magnified that can cause respiratory depression. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to take sleeping pills with amphetamines?

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How dangerous is it to take sleeping pills with amphetamines?

Sleep pills: If prescribed by one physician. On few occasiions a mild sleep med. Is given to counteract the after-effect of long-acting stimulants which is insomnia. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take sleeping pills for insomnia?

Is it dangerous to take sleeping pills for insomnia?

Insomnia: If taken on as needed basis & as prescribed by your physician, it is ok, as long as they are effective. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

Never take together: It's never a good idea to take sleeping pills with alcohol. They both cause sedation and can effect your breathing at night. Alcohol close to bedtime is also discouraged within 5-6 hours of bedtime as it has an adverse effect on your sleep. Proper sleep hygiene can be beneficial to patients with insomnia. Speak to your doctor and see if a referral to a sleep specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to drink alcohol with sleeping pills?

Is it thought of as dangerous to drink alcohol with sleeping pills?

Yes: Mixing alcohol with sleeping pills or pain pills raises the risk that you will have breathing problems during sleep (sleep apnea), possibly to the point that you will stop breathing completely. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take more than the recommended dose of sleeping pills every few days to induce sleep because of fear or eating and gaining weight?

Is it dangerous to take more than the recommended dose of sleeping pills every few days to induce sleep because of fear or eating and gaining weight?

Yes, it's dangerous!: Yes, it's never a good idea to take more than recommended dose of anything, especially w/o your doctor's monitoring. Too many people die every day from overdosing on sleeping pills, etc. Don't do it! Instead, talk to your Family Doc about your fears over eating & gaining weight. There are healthy ways to address your concerns. Taking excess sleeping pills isn't the right way to fix any condition. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Realize: The two may work against each other, as the caffeine in coffee is a stimulant and may keep you awake, while sleeping pills do the opposite. You may want to avoid drinking coffee within 2-4 hours of sleeping. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on sleeping pills affect a person mentally after he recovers?

Can overdosing on sleeping pills affect a person mentally after he recovers?

Yes: There can be lasting effects to some of the medications themselves or side effects from being induced into a deeper than usual sleep state. ...Read more

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Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the last resort if a person is having difficulty sleeping?

Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the last resort if a person is having difficulty sleeping?

Yes: A recent study associated the use of sleeping pills with a greater risk of dying. This doesn't prove cause & effect but it is certainly worrisome. I'd recommend trying non-pharmacologic means first before moving on towards medications. Sometimes we don't have the luxury of time on our side and have to prescribe something immediately. ...Read more

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Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the first solution if a person is having difficulty sleeping? Explain your answer.

Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the first solution if a person is having difficulty sleeping? Explain your answer.

Some may. If sleep: Deprivation is severe - I may order a sleep med at that time. I have the luxury to see my patients back as often as needed. So I often start with recommendations for sleep hygiene or acupuncture. I am able to do this because I can see people often if needed. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in >. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills safe to use?

Are sleeping pills safe to use?

Sleeping pills: Not sure of your age or other medications taken. Best to consult your physician who prescribed them. ...Read more

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Can I stop taking sleeping pills?

Can I stop taking sleeping pills?

Yes: Yes, you can discontinue use, but how it's done depends on what you are taking and for how long. It is not recommended to just stop abruptly. You need to be weaned off and monitored for any side effects. ...Read more

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What are some effective sleeping pills?

What are some effective sleeping pills?

Melatonin.: The safest bet would be melatonin. It's a neurotransmitter that's present in the brain normally. Supplementing this could optimize your natural sleep and wake cycle. Shoot for five to ten milligrams daily. ...Read more

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What are some of the best sleeping pills?

Melatonin: I do not use sleeping pills in my practice. I recommend use of Melatonin to help train the brain. You take it at the same time every night to enhance the natural release of melatonin in the body to promote the start of a sleep cycle. The underlying cause of insomnia should be evaluated and proper sleep hygiene followed. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of sleeping pills?

What is the best brand of sleeping pills?

Sleeping pills: Two things:
1: If you really need sleeping pills you might need to see a Neurologist. That said, it is unlikely you have a major issue.
2: Before ordering sleeping pills please contact your doctor for further advice.
3: All that apart - there are many brands of sleeping pills. If it OK with your parents, but the least expensive pills. ...Read more

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What are the best sleeping pills to take?

What are the best sleeping pills to take?

Commentary: I personally do not like most prescription sleeping pills due to tolerance, next day hung-over sensations and grogginess, and sleep walking risk. But OTC Melatonin seems safe and effective in many. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best sleeping pills out there?

What are the best sleeping pills out there?

Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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What happens when you take a sleeping pills?

What happens when you take a sleeping pills?

Sleep: Sleeping pills will usually assist in falling asleep but do not have much effect on keeping you asleep unless they are formulated for that purpose. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take sleeping pills daily?

Probably shouldn't: While many people are dependent on sleeping pills, it's often due to the fact that a physician hasn't taken a thorough history to try to get to the root of the insomnia. Try and get a referral to a board-certified sleep specialist. Often times sleeping pills are only masking an underlying problem that, when addressed appropriately, will get rid of the need for the sleeping pills. ...Read more

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When should someone start taking sleeping pills?

When should someone start taking sleeping pills?

See A Sleep Doc: Insomnia is a complex problem. Different factor need to be looked at and evaluated such as environment, medications and sleep hygiene. I avoid using sleeping pills because they're used to cover up symptoms rather than treat the underlying problem. If I do use anything to help patients to reset their sleep cycle, I use Melatonin as a training tool. A sleep specialist can be of great help. ...Read more

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What happens when you overdose on sleeping pills?

What happens when you overdose on sleeping pills?

Sleeping pills: Overdosing on pills can lead to death. It can lead to respiratory suppression and brain damage. It can lead to addiction.

If you need help stopping these or getting off of them...Or if you are asking on behalf of someone else. Please know that there is help. The disease of addiction can hit us at any time. But, understanding the disease and getting clear from the effects of the drugs heal you. ...Read more

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Why are there different brands of sleeping pills?

Why are there different brands of sleeping pills?

Sleeping pills: Insomnia, or the inability to sleep, is a common concern among patients. There are many manufactures who want to develop safe and effective sleeping aids, because there is a large market to make money in doing so. ...Read more

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Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take?

Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take?

Many options: It seems to always be a challenge to obtain adequate sleep in this stressful life. Medicines are sometimes used. Many are considered safe. Use of benedryl, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) in their standard doses are considered safe. Avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine as well as using natural options like stretching, yoga, and meditation till be your best choices. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more