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Can you use gravol as a sleep aid?

Can you use gravol as a sleep aid?

Gravol: I don't know which gravol product you're talking about -- there are several of them. http://tinyurl.com/lar4efy the ones with ginger only probably would not help you sleep, but the ones with dimenhydrinate in them might. Please discuss with your own physician, as i also don't know what other medications you might be taking. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I take the medicine gravol everyday for sleep, the medication none organic type. Will it have long time affects?

I take the medicine gravol everyday for sleep, the medication none organic type. Will it have long time affects?

Should not: It is a first generation antihistamine similar to Benadryl. These medications have been around for years and there have been no reports of adverse effects from long-term use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gravol, dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to help sleep?

Is it safe to take gravol, dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to help sleep?

Not recommended: Gravol is a combination of diphenhydramine, a sedating antihistamine, and chlorotheophylline, a mild stimulant, which is added to counteract the sleep-inducing effects and allow use during the day as an anti-nausea treatment. Because of this, it's not very effective for insomnia, and may actually have the opposite effect, disturbing sleep later in the night. ...Read more

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I take gravol the none natural kind. Every night for sleeping, is it safe?

I take gravol the none natural kind. Every night for sleeping, is it safe?

It's: an anti-histamine (AKA Benadryl) with many many many years of safety with "off label" use as a sleeping aid. (This usefulness is a SIDE EFFECT of the drug) Hope this helps/pleasant dreams' and Happy Holidays! Dr Z ...Read more

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If i take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would it put me to sleep?

If i take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would it put me to sleep?

Maybe: But unlikely. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin do a better job for most patients. Avoid all medications during pregnancy. Tip: get up very early in the morning and you will be very tired for the next night. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or gravol be used to make a baby sleep?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or gravol be used to make a baby sleep?

Quick fixes: Frustration has led many a parent to drug babies. I remember caring for one with opioid overdose as a student ( Baby Percy for colic) but the sleep thing is similar. Benadryl is the main ingredient of adult sleep preparations but it has no place in infants or children. It does drug them down but it interferes with deep sleep patterns making the sleep quality poor. It worsens things long term. ...Read more

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What is better for having a good night's sleep when I have trouble sleeping? Gravol or melatonin? Thanks!

What is better for having a good night's sleep when I have trouble sleeping? Gravol or melatonin? Thanks!

Melatonin, a hormone: produced by the pineal gland of the brain, increases in the dark & decreases in daylight. Melatonin supplements taken 30 minutes- 1 hour before desired bedtime + consistent sleep hygiene may help delayed- sleep- onset insomnia. After a GP rules out medical & psychiatric causes of insomnia, an adult can take 5-6 mg. of a reliable brand for 3 months, then reduce the dose by 1 mg./month till gone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gravol and benylin (dextromethorphan) together? Cough/cold symptoms keeping my husband awake, has taken benylin (dextromethorphan) but wants the gravol to help him sleep

Is it safe to take gravol and benylin (dextromethorphan) together? Cough/cold symptoms keeping my husband awake, has taken benylin (dextromethorphan) but wants the gravol to help him sleep

Cough and Cold: Benylin (dextromethorphan) is used as a cough suppressant which could help your husband rest. Gravol is an anti-emetic which is taken to suppress nausea and vomiting. They may be taken together but neither is used for sedation or sleep; however, he is probably exhausted and relieving him of cough and vomiting will help him sleep. Keep well hydrated and warm. If symptoms worsen over the next 48 hrs seek medical care ...Read more

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I'm 21.I suffer from insomnia and I'm sad these days. I have a really bad sleep programme. It would be bad if I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) pills for some nights?

I'm 21.I suffer from insomnia and I'm sad these days. I have a really bad sleep programme. It would be bad if I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) pills for some nights?

Why not start by: addressing your sadness and using good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. ...Read more

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I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

Full Day Dosing: You will be better off if your prescriber gives you full-day dosing for your ADHD. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR lasts no longer than 12-hours and if an adult does not have a late afternoon dose of this or similar meds, they often experience a kick-back effect and have a disturbance of sleep. The late afternoon dose of short acting stimulant should drop off just before bedtime and you will sleep like a rock. ...Read more

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How many gravol pills can I take to fall asleep?

How many gravol pills can I take to fall asleep?

Dimenhydrinate: Dimenhydrinate, the generic medication that is in Gravol and Dramamine, can indeed make some people drowsy. You should never exceed the number of tablets indicated on the packaging. For most people this is not a very effective sedative. Good luck. ...Read more

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What really works to help you sleep?

What really works to help you sleep?

Sleep Hygiene: 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 late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Can there be any foods that help you sleep?

Can there be any foods that help you sleep?

Yes.: Foods that are high in tryptophan such as warm milk. A light snack of cheese and crackers before bedtime seem to help others as well. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesto help you sleep?

Yes: Warm up & sip on milk, (tryptophan) or sip on chamomile tea. Melatonin or vallerian root can both help. 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 late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can. ...Read more

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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

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