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How can I treat doxylamine overdose?

How can I treat doxylamine overdose?

Get Help: A true overdose is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. After the emergency is over, then we look to find out how it happened. Is this part of a substance abuse problem? Are there memory problems such that the person doesn't recall how many pills they took? Is this a suicide attempt? All of these are important questions that will lead you to the next step. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Can u overdose on unisom sleep tabs that contains doxylamine ?

Can u overdose on unisom sleep tabs that contains doxylamine
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Not a good idea: Most suicides are bad ideas. You say nothing of the circumstances or desire to save someone or end a life. While it is easy to obtain, the amount of both it and needed time till death are not predictable. So, if you wish to save a life - get them to an ER ASAP. It can be countered if caught in time. If you wish to do harm. please consider very carefully and know that this is not a reliable method. ...Read more

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Sis overdosed in trazodone, doxylamine, lorazepam, anti-emetics over 24h ago. Sleeps a lot, feels dizzy. Will the effects increase or wear down? Help

Sis overdosed in trazodone, doxylamine, lorazepam,  anti-emetics over 24h ago. Sleeps a lot, feels dizzy. Will the effects increase or wear down? Help

Bad combo: These medications are all sedating and have a potential to interact depending on the dosage taken. Lorazepam ingestion can be reversed with a medication called flumazenil. It sounds like you're quite concerned about your sister ... Going to the ER and making sure that she receives the proper medical and (more importantly) psychiatric care is definitely your best bet. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I've taken 2 sleep aid tablets that contains 25mg of Doxylamine succinate and 2 pain killers containing 5mg. Have I overdosed? 24yo male.

I've taken 2 sleep aid tablets that contains 25mg of Doxylamine succinate and 2 pain killers containing 5mg. Have I overdosed? 24yo male.

Max daily dose is: 60 mg/d in divided doses 4-6 hrs apart. It may interact with other medications so best to check with pharmacist about interactions with the specific pain killer even though it is in combo with the pain killer since you have taken an additional 50 mg above what was included in the pain killer. Overdose is 50-500 mg/kg and may include dilated pupils, seizures, hallucinations so you should be okay. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take doxylamine or ambien?

For what?: Doxylamine (unisom) is an anti-histamine which causes sedation. Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic. I'd guess the question i'd ask is why do you need either? Perhaps get a referral to a sleep specialist so he/she can get a good history and perhaps find a solution as to why you feel you need any medication at all to help with sleep. Perhaps neither med is the right solution for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i took 250 mg of doxylamine succinate will i be alright?

Can you tell me what to do if i took 250 mg of doxylamine succinate will i be alright?

Good luck: if you are fine by the time you are reading this answer,then nothing happened. doxylamine is in an antihistamine: it can make you tired, dry mouse, dizzy, etc. the effects should wear off in a few hours, if you are healthy. If you do this medication for fun – do not do it. Find some other ways to have fun. I treat a lot of patients who got hooked on medications quickly ...Read more

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Is 50mg of doxylamine succinate safe?

Is 50mg of doxylamine succinate safe?

Yes: The FDA approved, label dosages for insomnia are from 25-50 mg nightly. We use this medication off-label routinely to treat morning sickness in pregnant women at higher doses than this. Overall it is a very safe and well tolerated medication. It can cause urinary retention in older people with prostate or bladder issues though. ...Read more

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Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Unisom: is not considered to be addictive in that there are no withdrawal side effects. Its use over a long period of time is not recommended as it has anticholinergic side effects that can interfere with memory, attention and ability to deal with outside stimuli. Do not take it with other sedatives or antihistamines like Zyrtec. ...Read more

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