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Does Nexium Make You Drowsy
Taken Nexium, (esomeprazole) generic Nexium, (esomeprazole) and Protonix which cause drowsiness. Would it be worth taking Prevacid or Prilosec? Will tired feeling go away with time
Doubtful: None of the actions of any of these drugs would have anything to do with drowsiness. That is a very uncommon side effect of any of them. BUT Prilosec is well known to gum up the liver's ability to get other drugs out of you including all sedatives including alcohol.... so .. that one is doubly out. Otherwise, while I cannot explain why these drugs do that on you, the entire group is similar ...Read more
Lack Of Sleep/ Meds: 35 years old who is feeling sleepy without any other symptoms.It can be due to not getting a good sleep.Sleep Apnea or if you are taking any prescription or over the counter drugs which can cause sleepiness.If it is a chronic sleepiness it may be due to Narcolepsy.If it is ongoing problem consult your doctor as you may need sleep and other studies to make the diagnosis and treat appropriately ...Read more
Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy. Second generation (allegra, claritin, zyrtec, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) cause the blood brain barrier at a much lesser amount and more targeted to the h1 receptor. ...Read more
Drowsy: Medications are processed through the blood supply, which passes through the brain. Pain signals from the brain to the injured body part are interupted (simplistically). Those same medications are often anelgesics, so the brain tells the body that story as well. These often go hand in hand, hence the undesirable side effect. ...Read more
Possibly: Some antibiotics can cause patients to become dizzy or drowsy while taking them. Please check the side effect pamphlet accompanying your prescription. Always see how you feel while on any medication before you decide to operate any heavy machinery. ...Read more
Enough sleep: Make sure you get enough hours of sleep, people are different, some people need 6-7 hours and some people need 10 hours but in average we need 7.5-8 hours. If you still sleepy despite of getting enough hours of sleepiness we need to check the sleep quality , at that point you need to see sleep doctor. ...Read more
Sleepiness: Step one is besure you have been getting adequate night-time sleep. This means both quanity and quality. A typical minimum is 7 hrs. But everyone is different. If you have been told you snore excessively or have been observed to stop breathing while sleeping, or never get refreshing sleep. You might have sleep apnea. Consult a pulmonary specialist about this problem. ...Read more
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