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Is it safe to take sleeping pills while pregnant?

Is it safe to take sleeping pills while pregnant?

No: It really depends on what kind. Some are relatively safe and nonaddictive. Some are not as safe and potentially addictive. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take sleeping pills long term ( 6 years. )if you have hypothyroidism. ?

Is it safe to take sleeping pills long term  ( 6 years. )if you have hypothyroidism. ?

Yes: Technically yes, there is no connection between thyroid replacement medications and sleeping pills (im assuming prescription) as far as safety. Im assuming you are taking them long term due and have failed otc such as melatonin, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc and have no serious issues such as sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pain pills plus sleeping pills as a senior?

Is it safe to take pain pills plus sleeping pills as a senior?

It depends...: Sleeping pills and many (but not all) pain pills have the potential to cause sedation, wooziness and unsteadiness, among other things. Taking them together can magnify these effects. So while it is sometimes necessary to take both, try to limit how much and how often you do this. Check with your doctor to find out if the particular medications you have can cause these effects. ...Read more

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Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take?

Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take?

Many options: It seems to always be a challenge to obtain adequate sleep in this stressful life. Medicines are sometimes used. Many are considered safe. Use of benedryl, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) in their standard doses are considered safe. Avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine as well as using natural options like stretching, yoga, and meditation till be your best choices. ...Read more

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Can u please recommend some safe antidepressants and also sleeping pills with no side effects which any 1 can take for a better mood n sound sleep? Im 29

Can u please recommend some safe antidepressants and also sleeping pills with no side effects which any 1 can take for a better mood n sound sleep? Im 29

There is always: The possibility of side effects. There is not a single product 100% safe. I'll send you some from my private country if i find such a thing. It would be worth billions. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sleeping pill alprex during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take sleeping pill alprex during pregnancy?

No: Alprax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine, a class of drug used in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. Not only is it cat. D (unsafe to take during pregnancy), but also it is addictive and can make you and your baby addicted. This is now what you want. There are much safer alternatives. Talk to your doc about that. ...Read more

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I am on imipramine 50mg for depression. Is it safe to take sleeping pill (zolpidem pills)?

I am on imipramine 50mg for depression. Is it safe to take sleeping pill (zolpidem pills)?

Not always safe: It is perfectly possible to safely take both medications. On the other hand they both have the potential to sedate and in some people the combination could cause over sedation. This could be especially true if another sedating medication or alcohol were in the mix. It is always best to review all your medications with the treating physician whenever a new medicine is being prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a sleeping pill before operation?

Is it safe to take a sleeping pill before operation?

You need to ask: the anesthesiologist who will be working your case. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a sleeping pill soon after drinking a beer?

No: I think that the beer will make you quite sleepy enough. There is a possibility of a cumulative effect of the two substances and so they should be not be mixed. ...Read more

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Should i consider taking Zoloft (sertraline) for social anxiety and is it safe to take a sleeping pill with it ?

Should i consider taking Zoloft (sertraline) for social anxiety and is it safe to take a sleeping pill with it ?

Behavioral Approach?: ... How about behavioral options 2 learn how 2 manage it? Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC has educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) 4 managing & even overcoming social anxiety on www.anxietybc.org. Effective treatment 4 social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones U fear only a little 2 others U fear a lot. A CBT & anxiety expert can B big help! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a sleeping pill the night before wisdom teeth extraction?

Probably ok: Check with your oral surgeon. They must know the medications in your system. Als, be sure someone can wake you for your appt. And drive you both ways. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take an over-the-counter sleeping pill every night? Nothing works as good at these do for me.

How safe is it to take an over-the-counter sleeping pill every night? Nothing works as good at these do for me.

Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your lack of sleep quality. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life! ...Read more

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Is it safe to allow my 13 year old son to take a sleeping pill if he is having insomnia?

Is it safe to allow my 13 year old son to take a sleeping pill if he is having insomnia?

Prescription meds: Any prescription sleep med should only be used in a patient after their pcp has authorized its use based on history, physical findings & the specific age range permitted for the drug. Use of otc products like melatonin or benedryl are preferable if you feel a sleep aid is warranted. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take sleeping pills every night?

Is it okay to take sleeping pills every night?

Not really: You could get addicted to sleeping pills. It is better to find out why do you cannot sleep and fix that. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more