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How is drowsiness caused by diabetes prevented?

How is drowsiness caused by diabetes prevented?

Normal glucose level: Diabetics must be hypervigilent about maintaining "normal" glucose levels with their diet and any treatment medications to avoid drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can drowsiness caused by antihistamines be treated or minimized at a necesary event?

Can drowsiness caused by antihistamines be treated or minimized at a necesary event?

Yes but: A decongestant is often added to antihistamine and would counteract some of the drowsy effects but that is not a good solution. There are at least two other non-drowsy antihistamines available and steroid nasal spray actually works far better without the drowsy effect. If your only choice is a sedating antihistamine, take it an hour before you go to bed instead of the morning. ...Read more

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Wouldn't it be safer to take the Concerta in the AM and the Clonidine at night? & how do I work around the next day drowsiness caused by Clonidine?

Wouldn't it be safer to take the Concerta in the AM and the Clonidine at night? & how do I work around the next day drowsiness caused by Clonidine?

Please speak with: Your doctor about your medications and any side effects you may be having. Yes, Concerta is usually taken in the AM and Clonidine at bedtime. However, if this is not the regimen you are on, please discuss with your doctor, especially if you are still drowsy in the AM. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fight heavy drowsiness caused by baclofen. I took it due to a spinal cord injury spasticity?

Is there a way to fight heavy drowsiness caused by baclofen. I took it due to a spinal cord injury spasticity?

Consider spinal pump: Drowsiness is a very common side effect of baclofen. If you are requiring high doses for your spasticity, it may be worth considering a spinal cord Baclofen pump- "intrathecal baclofen." this can dramatically reduce drowsiness because it delivers the medication where it is needed most. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will nuvigil help with drowsiness caused by fluoxetine? Fluoxetine seems to be working. My suicidal thoughts have decreased but I'm fall asleep @work

Will nuvigil help with drowsiness caused by fluoxetine? Fluoxetine seems to be working. My suicidal thoughts have decreased but I'm fall asleep @work

FIRST THOUGHTS: Nuvigil will help with sleepiness.
However it seems like the flluoxetine hasn't done enough. Ask your dr about adding 1-2mg of abilify, (aripiprazole) and see if the combination helps with suicidal thoughts.
Also be sure that falling asleep really is the fluoxetine. Might be depression. Remember if you did that before the meds.
Mainly see the dr and wrap this up tighter
good luck! ...Read more

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Top medicine to cause drowsiness?

Top medicine to cause drowsiness?

See details: There are numerous sleeping meds and sedatives on the market that will be this. Almost all are prescription. As regards nonprescription items, you may want to give melatonin a try. ...Read more

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Should I take a pill that might cause drowsiness before trip?

Should I take a pill that might cause drowsiness before trip?

No: No if driving.
Maybe, if taking the plane, suffers from anxiety and want to sleep during the ride. Most people want to be awake, and should be awake and alert in case of an emergency that needs a quick response, . ...Read more

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Does astepro cause drowsiness?

Maybe: If you review the drug info on the web, somnolence is the primary side effect listed for astepro, but I have heard patients say it does not cause somnolence. ...Read more

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Will ambroxol hci cause drowsiness?

Ambroxol: This is a mucolytic agent. The only adverse effect I am aware of is irritation of stomach. ...Read more

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Can calcium cause drowsiness in the daytime?

Can calcium cause drowsiness in the daytime?

Usually no: Calcium is not normally a source of adverse effects. However, very high or low levels of calcium can be related to the sensation of side effects. A calcium overdose can result in confusion and fainting for example. Do not take more than the recommended dose! ...Read more

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Why does train or plane ride cause drowsiness?

Why does train or plane ride cause drowsiness?

Motion sickness: There is disagrement in the brain movements seen by the eyes and vestibular system in our internal ear does not sence the same
in simple terms it is caused by a disturbance of inner ear that affects the organ of balance and equilibrium. ...Read more

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Is there a pain med that does not cause drowsiness?

Is there a pain med that does not cause drowsiness?

Pain meds: Tordol does not cause sedation. No NSAID will. Unfortunately most opiate based pain medications do cause sedation. You might try a Butrans patch or Nucynta (tapentadol) but there still is no guarantee. The higher the dose of opiate you use the more likely you are to have sedation. ...Read more

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Can Latuda (lurasidone) cause drowsiness and will this go away with time?

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Can Latuda (lurasidone) cause drowsiness and will this go away with time?

Latuda (lurasidone) dizzy: Yes, and in most cases it subsides with time. ...Read more

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Can citalopram cause drowsiness?

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Can citalopram cause drowsiness?

Celexa (citalopram): Not common but dose dependent.

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Does the hCG injection cause drowsiness?

HCG: I have never heard of that. It is probably something else unless allergy problems. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause drowsiness?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause drowsiness?

Yes: If someone takes it in the morning and feels drowsy during the day, they can switch to taking it at night. The daily dose can be taken once a day as long as this is otherwise tolerated. ...Read more

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What causes drowsiness diprivan or propofol?

What causes drowsiness diprivan or propofol?

Same medication!: Diprivan is the trademarked name for the medication propofol. They are the same medication. Propofol causes the rapid onset of drowsiness in low doses and sleep in higher doses. It can be used for sedation or to induce general anesthesia. Because it can slow or stop breathing, it must be used only by an anesthesiologist or by personnel trained in anesthesia administration. ...Read more

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Is it true ondansetron causes drowsyness. What is the side effects?

Is it true ondansetron causes drowsyness. What is the side effects?

Yes: Drowsiness is reported with this medication. The most common side effects are transient headache and dizziness. Constipation and diarrhea are also reported. Some patients experience anxiety. All of these side effects are reported with almost any medication. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ativan (lorazepam) before an exam? Will it cause drowsiness?

Maybe: If you are overly nervous, it is possible that taking Ativan (lorazepam) could calm you down and improve your performance. However, too much could impair your performance. ...Read more

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Could spending too much time in front of the computer cause drowsiness and somnolence?

Maybe: Monotonous work or actions tend to be boring and loss of interest may incite drowsiness. But again, this should not cause sleepiness. Consider 'loss of sleep' in the night. Like in 'sleep apnea' and myriad other sleep problems. ...Read more

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I have continuous sneezing problem from last 10 yrs. It doesn, t stop until I take webzine, which causes drowsyness. Any other solution?

Constant sneezing: One must assume that you are sneezing due to an allergy. Therefore, the first thing is to determine what is causing your sneezing. Once that is determined the allergist can prescribe methods of environmental control, give you allergy shots and give you nasal sprays which are non sedating. ...Read more

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What is the sign that dry cough is getting better and can stop taking medicine? Is it ony if I totally not coughing? Cos med cause drowsiness in day

What is the sign that dry cough is getting better and can stop taking medicine? Is it ony if I totally not coughing? Cos med cause drowsiness in day

Stop anytime..: It's just a cough suppressant correct? It's not an antibiotic or asthma medicine? If the medicine is bothering you with drowsiness more than it is helping your cough, you can stop it. ...Read more

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Can some vitamins cause drowsiness?

Can some vitamins cause drowsiness?

It depends: Vitamins consumed in whole foods by themselves should not cause drowsiness. Taken in pill form, they may be combined with other compounds that can be contributing to drowsiness. Consult with a physician regarding your vitamin usage. ...Read more

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Could idebenone supplements cause drowsiness?

Could idebenone supplements cause drowsiness?

Yes: It increases cerebral metabolism in animal models and improves symptoms dues to vascular insults.
It is used for friedrech's ataxia, mitochondrial encephalopathy and in clinical trial for dementia. ...Read more

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Why does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness?

Why does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness?

Enters the brain: The molecular structure of benedryl allows it to enter the brain where it can interfere with the chemicals that transfer messages between brain cells. In most people it causes drowsiness, in some it will cause the opposite. Newer antihistamines like loritadine & fexofinadine have molecular structures that prevent entry into the brain, so they don't make you drousy. ...Read more

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Are there pain medicines for arthritis that won't cause drowsiness?

Are there pain medicines for arthritis that won't cause drowsiness?

Anti-inflammatories: Arthritis is best treated with anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen, etc. None of them usually cause drowsiness to any great extent. Pain killers (opiate derivatives- codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone) cause drowsiness and are not the best choice for arthritic pain as they only treat the pain, not the underlying cause- the inflammation. Be careful of stomach irritation. ...Read more

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