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Can someone with a heart murmur take a Xanax (alprazolam) and a sleeping pill?

Can someone with a heart murmur take a Xanax (alprazolam) and a sleeping pill?

Yes: Unless you're dying with end-stage congestive heart failure (hopefully not), the murmur is not an issue. However, Xanax (alprazolam) and sleeping pills have additive sedative effects (with respiratory depression) and should not be used together, just as alcohol should also be avoided with their use. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system. So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight, dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Hi. What is the weakest sleeping pills that I can use every night for a short period without seeing a doctor? Is Alprazolam 0.5 good?

Hi. What is the weakest sleeping pills that I can use every night for a short period without seeing a doctor? Is Alprazolam 0.5 good?

It depends: I would shy away from alprazolam for a multitude of reasons. Herbal and even homeopathic remedies can be helpful. Melatonin 3 mg is safe and without an Rx in US. Antihistamines like diphenhydramine are commonly used and safe for short periods. ...Read more

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Sleeping pill side effects?

Sleeping pill side effects?

Sleeping pills: There are numerous sleeping pill side effects. If you are referring to benzodiazepines or z-drugs they can cause sleep walking/talking/eating/driving. You can feel drowsy in the daytime and it can impair your motor skills. Benzodiazepines can be highly addictive and lead to rebound insomnia when stopped. Please contact me for natural sleep aids and safer techniques on how to sleep better. ...Read more

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Could a 14 year old take a sleeping pill?

Could a 14 year old take a sleeping pill?

Insomnia in teens: First we need to find out what is causing the sleep disturbance in the teen. It's better to discuss with his pediatrician about the sleep issue and safe sleeping aid. Keep meds prescribed for adults away from the teen. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bromazepam a sleeping pill?

I wanted to know is bromazepam a sleeping pill?

In a way: Anything that is sedating may be used as a sleeping pill. This medication is similar to other benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, (clonazepam) Restoril). It primarily reduces the time to sleep onset by 4 -10 min. Prolongs the first two stages of sleep which does not result in prolonged total sleep time ~ 60 min longer.
Reduces deep sleep and REM sleep thus not improving restorative sleep. ...Read more

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Is endone used as a sleeping pill? Please advise!

Is endone used as a sleeping pill? Please advise!

Pain control: Endone contains Oxycodone Hydrochloride. It is used for pain. It isn't really a sleep med but can be sedating. ...Read more

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Which drink is the best to mix with sleeping pill?

Which drink is the best to mix with sleeping pill?

Alcohol drink? None: It can be potentially lethal to combine alcohol with sedating sleep aids. Together these substances reduces activity of the nervous system and lead to respiratory depression and eventually the breathing drive ceases during sleep. The synergistic (or multiplier) effect of the combination makes it unpredictable and inherently very dangerous. ...Read more

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Most effective OTC sleeping pill for 5 hour flight?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will often work adequately to get a short amount of sleep for a five hour flight. For longer more predictable sleep, you may need to consider a prescription med such as ambien. Check with your primary care physician as to what may be appropriate for your situation. ...Read more

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How long to wait taking a sleeping pill after drinking?

Don't mix: You should not mix drinks with any pills specially sleeping pills risk of sedation. ...Read more

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Crazy after waking --is it a sleeping pill side effect?

Crazy after waking --is it a sleeping pill side effect?

CRAZY AFTER WAKING: Yes it can be, it depends on the pill you are taking. Try to change your sleepinig pill or abstain and see if symptoms go away. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping pill or liquid form for sleep?

What is the best sleeping pill or liquid form for sleep?

No pill: It is a mistake in many instances to rely on sleeping aids. You have to find the reason with help of sleep specialist and find the solution to it. ...Read more

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What can I do to sleep on a bus without using a sleeping pill?

What can I do to sleep on a bus without using a sleeping pill?

Several things: Use earphones that shut out noise or listen to something that is relaxing to you. Cover you eyes with pads that keep the light out. Try a comfortable neck rest. You could also try 5 mg of overthe ounter melatonin to help you rest. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can't sleep after two shots of vodka and sleeping pill why not?

Can't sleep after two shots of vodka and sleeping pill why not?

Sleep: Mixing alcohol with sleeping pills can cause cardiorespiratory depression and death.
Also, alcohol has a short half life 2 hours so it will wake you up intermittently and cause rem rebound in latter part of sleep
consult your sleep specialist please. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best over-the-counter sleeping pill?

OTC Sleep Aid: Most otc sleep aids are not true sleep aids they contain some for antihistamine which can stick to your brain for unto 72 hours and impair your judgment to drive, handle hazardous things etc. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum sleeping pill/medicine for a 14 hour flight?

Depends: Without knowing your history difficult to say, but many people use Ambien (zolpidem) successfully for flights of that duration. ...Read more

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What is the fastest working sleeping pill you can buy over the counter?

I don't know about: The "fastest". But melatonin is inexpensive, often effective and does not lead to re-bound insomnia. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which is the most effective sleeping pill for suicide?

Any suggestions on which is the most effective sleeping pill for suicide?

You know that we: Can't help you to commit suicide. But we can encourage you to get help. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself now, please be seen at the nearest emergency room asap. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services ; they can provide transport. When a person is depressed they often feel despair ; come to believe that things can't get better. ...Read more

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I took venastat and then 30 minutes later I took sleeping pill? Is that ok?

I took venastat and then 30 minutes later I took sleeping pill? Is that ok?

Horse chestnut?: If by "venastat" you mean the herb horse chestnut, there are a few medications it can interact with. What is the sleeping pill? Hard to answer your question without knowing that. ...Read more

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What sleeping pill is stronger than zopiclone? It's not having the same effect anymore

Trazodone: When my patients become tolerant of their sleeping pills and they stopped working for them my first choice as a go to medication is trazodone. I typically prescribed it in the 50 mg tablets and tell the patient to take one to three at bedtime. Since it is somewhat unpredictable in terms of the dose I tell the patients to start low and go slow and gradually increase the dose until they are sleeping through the night without feeling hung over the next day. At that point I tell them to take it no higher. This should be an adequate solution to your dilemma. Please discuss with your physician. Best wishes. ...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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Are sleeping pills good for you? Like if u had to wake up 3 go to the bathroom at night and u took a sleeping pill before u go 2 sleep will u wake up

Are sleeping pills good for you? Like if u had to wake up 3 go to the bathroom at night and u took a sleeping pill before u go 2 sleep will u wake up

Depends: This depends upon what you have taken and in what dosage. If you have taken something like Ambien (zolpidem) you should be able to arouse to urinate without difficulty. If you have taken a barbiturate, this may pose a problem. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping pill?

What is the best sleeping pill?

Multiple: Not all people respond to the same treatment or "sleeping pill." a good evaluation of the sleep problem is needed before any pill is given. Problems in sleep hygiene or other health issues can disturb sleep. Alcohol and drug abuse can disturb sleep too. Start with your family physician to move towards what will help you personally. Good luck! ...Read more

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What sleeping pill should I take?

Can't tell you what: You should take. Here are some options that can be obtained over the counter: melatonin, valerian root, chamomile ; benadryl (diphenhydramine). Using excellent sleep hygiene is very important. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep. ...Read more

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Which is the best sleeping pill on the market?

Which is the best sleeping pill on the market?

No single choice: Try anything but pills: massage therapy, sexual activity, aromatherapy, meditation, music, candles. OTC melatonin. Prescription medication should be a last resort: Belsomra, ambien, benadryl, etc- depends on severity of your issues. Please consult your PCP. ...Read more

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What is a natural substitute for a sleeping pill?

What is a natural substitute for a sleeping pill?

Natural sleep aids: You can try the following
1inositol
2melatonin
3valerian root extract
4l tryprophan
5magnesium
6 hot bath before going to sleep
7doxylamine
8diphenylhydramine
9chamomile
10kava kava
all these have been recommended and some work better than others and some have side effects, you can educate yourself about the dosage and some side effects for these as these areoutside the jurisdiction of fda. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about an effective sleeping pill?

None w/o risk: Effective sleeping pills would knock you out quickly, allow you get restorative sleep (in other words, wouldn't affect/transform sleep patterns), leave your body quickly & leave no lasting effect by morning w/o addiction. No such drug exists. Sure, there are many sleeping pills but none meet all above. Yes, they knock you out but they also change sleep pattern, are addictive & increase fall risk. ...Read more

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Which sleeping pill cause death if we take more.....

Which sleeping pill cause death if we take more.....

Please: Hold on. Asking this question sounds like a call for help. If it is the case and you are feeling desperate to the point of contemplating suicide as a way to end your emotional pain, please talk to someone now. Call 1 (800) 273-8255, the national suicide hotline. Like anyone else, you deserve to live & enjoy your life as well. Call now! Thank you.
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What effect will one sleeping pill have on the body?

What effect will one sleeping pill have on the body?

Sleep: There are several types of medication used for sleep. The answer to your question would require that one know the particular medication and your medical status. ...Read more

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