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How much Doxylamine Succinate mg does it take to kill you?

How much Doxylamine Succinate mg does it take to kill you?

Please seek help: If you or someone you know overdosed it is contemplating overdosing please seek help immediately. Symptoms of overdose are fever, confusion, dry mouth, racing heart, and delirium. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Doxylamine (Definition)

Doxylamine is an antihistamine which is ...Read more


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Is it ok to take 25mg of doxylamine succinate daily before going to bed?

Sure: Depending on other medications/treatments and your prior medical history -- should be fine. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is 50 mg of doxylamine succinate safe to take for sleep?

Is 50 mg of doxylamine succinate safe to take for sleep?

Doxylamine: Doxylamine is not a sleeping medication.
It is an Antihistamine which makes you drowsy
Conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, peer pressure, work and finances can cause Anxiety and sleep problem
Trust your body to have sleep as it has done for 21 years
Exercise in evening
Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation, Music
See a Psychiatrist ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1/2 a pill of doxylamine succinate every night?

Is it safe to take 1/2 a pill of doxylamine succinate every night?

Doxylamine: Doxylamine succinate trouble of the active ingredient in Unisom, is a non-habit-forming antihistamine that promotes sleep. As long as you tolerate it well, it should not hurt you to take a half a tab of that each evening, but it would be better if you could figure out a way not to take it every night. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is 50mg safe to take off doxylamine succinate? Can it cause headaches?

Is 50mg safe to take off doxylamine succinate? Can it cause headaches?

50 mg is safe: Doxylamine is an antihistamine that is prescribed for sedation. The usual doseage is 6 to 50 mg at night. Doxylamine is not addictive. Do not use it with other antihistamines or sedatives or alcohol! dry mouth or dizziness is possible; headache would be uncommon. ...Read more

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Can I take my normal dose of Claritin 10mg and take alkaseltzer plus nighttime which has doxylamine succinate 6.25mg?

Can I take my normal dose of Claritin 10mg and take alkaseltzer plus nighttime which has doxylamine succinate 6.25mg?

Antihistamines: Both claritin and doxylamine are antihistamines. Claritin doesn't cause drowsiness but doxylamine can. However I wouldn't expect any adverse reactions if you took both. Your pharmacist can also give you more expert advice on this matter.. ...Read more

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Should I take doxylamine succinate and advil (ibuprofen)?

Should I take doxylamine succinate and advil (ibuprofen)?

Confusing question: Do you mean, can I take doxylamine & advil (ibuprofen) together? Yes, there is no listed drug interaction between the two. Are you taking any other medications or supplements? They may interact with one or both of the two you asked about. ...Read more

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Can I take 4mg of diazepam with a 25mg doxylamine succinate tablet?

Can I take 4mg of diazepam with a 25mg doxylamine succinate tablet?

Possible medication: Interaction per drugs. Com medication interaction checker: " dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. " use together with caution - don't operate dangerous machinery or drive. No alcohol use with combination. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 4 25mg doxylamine succinate tablets? I just lost a loved one and I cannot seem to fall asleep I've taken 3 but still not helping..

Is it safe to take 4 25mg doxylamine succinate tablets? I just lost a loved one and I cannot seem to fall asleep I've taken 3 but still not helping..

Take as directed: I'm sorry for your loss but it's never a good idea to take more than directed unless under prescriber's supervision, which then means it's really as directed. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/dosage/doxylamine. Html. Usual dose for allergies is 10mg, not to exceed 6 doses/d or 60mg. Usual dose for insomnia is 25mg. So 75-100mg is overboard. Please see your Family Doc for options. And re grief too. ...Read more

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Found 2 medications that take away my mystery chronic body pain the day after taking them. Doxylamine succinate And diazepam, what could pain cause be?

Take a deep breath: Some good news and some that can be difficult. The good news: You've found things that work, there's nothing seriously wrong or likely to worsen. The hard stuff is that you're suffering from tension/anxiety. The antihistamine helps you get better rest which can help neck and eye pain but can make you groggy. The Valium calms you but is best for specific stressful events. Find CBT therapy for help. ...Read more

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Can I take doxylamine succinate and tylenol (acetaminophen) w codeine?

Can I take doxylamine succinate and tylenol (acetaminophen) w codeine?

Recommend caution: I would not recommend it if you are naive to either medication just because of how sedating the doxylamine and Codeine are in general. The sedating effects in each may compound each other. If you need the pain killer and the sleep aid, and they are prescribed as so, I would recommend staggering the medications to avoid peaks of the medication occurring at the same time. ...Read more

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I have been up for three days. Tried Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Ambien, dphnhydrm. Elavil. Tonight doxylamine succinate. I took 50 mg ~4 hrs ago. Can I take 1 more?

I have been up for three days. Tried Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Ambien, dphnhydrm. Elavil. Tonight doxylamine succinate. I took 50 mg ~4 hrs ago. Can I take 1 more?

50 mg is max: 50mg is the max recommended dose for insomnia using doxylamine. I would recommend consulting your physician for an exam - possibly even a psychiatrist or sleep specialist to determine why you haven't been able to sleep! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 unisom for sleep instead of just the recommended 1? (They're 25mg doxylamine succinate) 1 doesn't work for me. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is it safe to take 2 unisom for sleep instead of just the recommended 1? (They're 25mg doxylamine succinate) 1 doesn't work for me. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too

Check with doctor: Although it is probably OK to double up on the dose, each person is different and perhaps the drug is not the best one for you and may not work even with doubling the dose. The current trend is to cut the dose down instead of raising it as in the case of Ambien (zolpidem). A sleep study may be helpful if this is a chronic issue. ...Read more

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Can I take zinc, loratadine, acetaminophen, dextromethorana hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate, & phenylephrine hci of Together to fight my cold? Basically is that combo safe

Can I take zinc, loratadine, acetaminophen, dextromethorana hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate, & phenylephrine hci of Together to fight my cold? Basically is that combo safe

Take off loratadine: Or the doxylamine, both are antihistamines and would interact. If you have high blood pressure, you want to avoid the phenylepherine. Otherwise, rest and fluids, would help, good luck with fighting your cold symptoms ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Unisom (doxylamine succinate) throughout pregnancy? I'm 19 weeks and have awful morning sickness, this is all that seems to help.

Is it safe to take Unisom (doxylamine succinate) throughout pregnancy? I'm 19 weeks and have awful morning sickness, this is all that seems to help.

Yes: Unisom is considered safe in pregnancy. You might also try ginger and the acupressure bands used for sea sickness. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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I take klonopin. 5 a day and Wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg twice a day I can't sleep is it safe to add doxylamine succinate aka unisom with that mix?

I take klonopin. 5 a day and Wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg twice a day I can't sleep is it safe to add doxylamine succinate aka unisom with that mix?

Drug interactions: Doxylamine is an antihistamine which may interact with Klonopin (clonazepam) to increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness or difficulty concentrating. Limit or avoid use of alcohol and avoid driving until you know how this combination of medications affect you. Discuss with your prescribing doctor before taking Unisom. Take care. ...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 (cetirizine). ...Read more

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What will taking ten doxylamine succinate do?

What will taking ten doxylamine succinate do?

Not a good idea: 1 800 222 1222 is the number for poison control if this occurs and......
Have somebody take you to the emergency room to get your stomach pumped. Anticholinergic side effects can include, racing hert, pounding chest, hallucinations, seizures, dry mouth, thickened secretions. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took 250mg of doxylamine succinate?

What would happen if I took 250mg of doxylamine succinate?

Not a good idea: Recommended dose of this antihistamine 25 mg.
"Doxylamine, a first-generation antihistamine, is identified in the Beers Criteria as a potentially inappropriate medication to be avoided in patients 65 years and older (independent of diagnosis or condition) due to its potent anticholinergic properties resulting in increased risk of confusion, dry mouth, constipation, and anticholinergic effects" ...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 it ok to use doxylamine succinate at 25-50 mg for more than 2 weeks. Also how long of a break is needed between 2 wks of using it? Thanks

Is it ok to use doxylamine succinate at 25-50 mg for more than 2 weeks. Also how long of a break is needed between 2 wks of using it? Thanks

Yes it is ok: Doxylamine succinate is a first generation antihistamine and is used for allergy. As compared to the second generation antihistamines like loratadine (Claritin)it will cause drowsiness.But if you can tolerate and have no side effects you can take it in dose of 25mgm longer than 2weeks. But I advice my patients to switch to second generation antihistamines like Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec or Xyzal. ...Read more

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75mg doxylamine succinate and 9mg lunesta, (eszopiclone) is that safe?

75mg doxylamine succinate and 9mg lunesta, (eszopiclone) is that safe?

Overdosing: Are you trying to harm yourself? High doses of Lunesta (eszopiclone) do not, in any way, increase the likelihood of sleep. This dose can harm your brain and your body. Please stop. ...Read more

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Is diphenhydramine hydrochloride and doxylamine succinate ok together?

Is diphenhydramine hydrochloride and doxylamine succinate ok together?

Caution Required: Both drugs have similar "mechanisms of action." therefore, the effects they produce are "additive" and, in theory, can pile up to create more effects than would be predicted if each drug were taken by itself...Almost as if 1+1=3! both drugs produce sedation and have anti-histamine properties. So, excessive sleepiness or agitation can happen. Be cautious. Speak to your provider or pharmacist! ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking doxylamine succinate and cetirizine together?

What are the negative consequences of taking doxylamine succinate and cetirizine together?

Possibly: If you use them together, they will each make the other's sedative (sleepiness) effect worse. This could hamper your ability to drive or concentrate. Be careful about how you use them together. Generally you should probably avoid them together unless there is a strong need and your doctor is supervising. ...Read more

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Hi, how likely is it to develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of doxylamine succinate when taken daily for a longer period of time?

Hi, how likely is it to develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of doxylamine succinate when taken daily for a longer period of time?

Tolerance: To doxylamine can develop overtime, needing more to have the same desired effect, interrupted use can delay that, however, it is hard to predcit which individual would develop tolerance and after how long, as metabolism differs, depending on multitude of factors in every person ...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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Best sleep aid--diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate?

Best sleep aid--diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate?

Both commonly used: Both of these are commonly used over-the-counter. They are sedating and help people fall and stay asleep to a greater or lesser degree depending on the person. Often tolerance develops if the person takes one or the other regularly. Melatonin is another otc medication that can help with sleep. Be sure to practice sleep hygiene -- structuring your sleep, avoid lying long periods not sleeping, etc. ...Read more

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What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

Antihistamines: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doxylamine are antihistamines. Histamine is a chemical made in the brain which keeps you alert, so antihistamines cause the opposite effects- sedation. But they are not good as long term sleep aids. Besides improving your sleep hygiene, it may be a good idea to see a sleep medicine specialist to get to the bottom of your trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

Can you tell me about Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

Moderation: Doxylamine and Diphenhydramine are both available over-the-counter, both have similar anti-histamine properties, used as sleep aids to help cause drowsiness to help with sleep onset. Sleep hygiene techniques are the first step in getting better sleep. Prescription sleep aids are much better supported by evidence as effective for sleep and can be discussed with your physician if needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fluticasone propionate nasal spray and doxylamine succinate ok?

Fluticasone propionate nasal spray and doxylamine succinate ok?

Yes: The treatment of allergy nose symptoms can include nasal steroids and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Could doxylamine succinate (Equate Sleep Aid) create a false positive on a hair drug screen?

Could doxylamine succinate (Equate Sleep Aid) create a false positive on a hair drug screen?

No: There are virtually no false positives in hair testing, since it is done with GC/MS or other comparable sophisticated confirmatory tests. Doxylamine can cause false positives tests for Methadone and PCP on screening tests, but NOT on the confirmatory tests. ...Read more