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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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My urgent care doctor gave me 10 mg diazepam for muscle relaxant. I have serious insomnia and take zolpidem regularly. The diazepam.has not made me real sleepy. My sleep med is 12.5 can I go ahead and take it. It has been about 3 hours since I took diazep

My urgent care doctor gave me 10 mg diazepam for muscle relaxant. I have serious insomnia and take zolpidem regularly. The diazepam.has not made me real sleepy. My sleep med is 12.5 can I go ahead and take it. It has been about 3 hours since I took diazep

Insomnia, Anxiety: You deserve good sleep and feeling rested in the morning! Even 10mg dose of Diazepam has not relieved your anxiety. Zolpidem is a medication for sleep problem; it has lost its effectiveness as you have been using it regularly. Your serious insomnia is likely due to Anxiety and Depression due to stresses in life. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy, Medication, Breathing Relaxation and Visual Imagery. ...Read more

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Are there any muscle relaxant medications that do not cause drowsiness or tummy upset? for back pain, thanks

Are there any muscle relaxant medications that do not cause drowsiness or tummy upset? for back pain, thanks

I'm afraid not: Tizanidine is the least likely to cause drowsiness (50% of people taking it get sleepy). The trade-off is that it's less proven to help acute back pain than cyclobenzaprine which seems to make almost everyone drowsy. Baclofen is just as bad. I usually recommend cyclobenzaprine at the 5mg dose taken just at bedtime for those who find it overly sedating during the day. Usually short-term use only ...Read more

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Do diet pills make you sleepy?

Do diet pills make you sleepy?

Typically not: There are some diet medications that are prescription only. They usually don't make you sleepy, but some people can have this effect. It is unusual. I can't speak specifically (don't know which one your referring to) about non-prescription products, but, in general, should not make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Will metformin make you sleepy?

Will metformin make you sleepy?

No: No, it shouldn't (at least in my practice i've never seen any warnings on it or had any patients complain of it...). ...Read more

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Do antibiotics make you sleepy?

Do antibiotics make you sleepy?

They can: Antibiotics in general are well tolerated and most of the side effects are related to gastrointestinal symptoms. However as with any medications you take, side effects can vary from person to person and need to be addressed with your prescribing physician if they were to occur. ...Read more

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Do concussions make you sleepy?.

Do concussions make you sleepy?.

Yes: Many times you can feel like in a fog. However if you are too sleepy you might want to make sure a brain MRI/CT is done so that no bleeding is going on or any other damage is not evident. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics make you sleepy?

Does antibiotics make you sleepy?

Should not: There are many different antibiotics, and without being specific about which one you are taking it is difficult to be absolutely sure, but sleepiness is not a general side-effect. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) make you sleepy ?

Claritin (loratadine) make you sleepy ?

Unlikely: It would be distinctly unusual for claritin, (loratadine) at normal doses, to cause sleepiness. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) make you sleepy?

Claritin (loratadine): Like other antihistamines, it can make u drowsy, depending on the dose & your tolerance. ...Read more

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Does Claritin (loratadine) make you sleepy?

Does Claritin (loratadine) make you sleepy?

No: It's supposed to be nonsedating. But, if your are exquisitely sensitive to medications, it's always possible. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum make you sleepy or just more awake?

Does chewing gum make you sleepy or just more awake?

Typically neither: Chewing gum (aka masticating) does not have much effect on the sleep centers. What you are chewing may have more of an effect, ie sugar containing products or nicotine product. ...Read more

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How long does 500 mcg of melatonin take to make you sleepy? Should i take a hour before bed?

It is recommended: That you take it about two hours before bedtime. At least. That is what I have found to work best in my practice. Don't take it two hours before bedtime if you are going to be out driving or operating machinery, however. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can you take for dry cough besides halls while at work that won't make you sleepy or drowsy?

Please tell me what can you take for dry cough besides halls while at work that won't make you sleepy or drowsy?

Cough: Unfortunately most (prescribed by physicians) cough suppressants have sedative effects. The 'Dayquil and Nightquil' popular OTC brands have enough alcohol, a bad idea. Try some cardamom seeds (slowly suck for 3 - 10 minutes). Also make sure the person is not on medications hat can induce cough (ACE inhibitors). If still not better see physician to exclude also asthma. ...Read more

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Does singular make you sleepy?

Does singular make you sleepy?

Possible: Singulair does have potential to cause sleepiness. Be careful mixing with anything else that may compound this .... Alcohol, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec. ...Read more

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Drowsiness (Definition)

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