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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. Krishna Kumar
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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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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