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Pain Medications That Do Not Make You Drowsy
Do you mean benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, but can be very sedating. If by doing the same thing you mean treating seasonal allergies then there are several anti-histamines that are usually not sedating, for example, fexofenadine, Loratadine and cetirizine. These are all available in various over the counter preparations. Please be sure to follow the package directions.
Response: You do NOT say if these were sleeping pills, antihistamines, sedatives or tranquilizers, But most medication wears off over a period of hours. To become more alert, caffeine containing beverages may help, such as coffee, coke, or Red Bull. If you are unable to function adequately, might contact your doctor directly.
Please tell me if there is a drug to reduce drowsiness and sleep and help me get up in the morning.?
Help! Need to know if there's a drug to reduce drowsiness and sleep and help me get up in the morning?
Which medication should I take if I get stung by a bee whilst Trailrunning (and not get drowsy). Not sure if I am allergic?
Some remedies: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. OR: Mix water & activated charcoal - apply paste. OR: mix clay-like soil with water - apply. For throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911 even if an epi-pen was used.See 1 more doctor answer
Estimated bac? Female, 98 lbs, 6-8 shots in 1 hr 15 minutes, no medications taken, eaten previously, slightly happy, slightly drowsy. (that's it)
Too high: , 257 to 3.6 which is 3-7 times the legal limit and is getting to a dangerous medical level.
Most can: Some antidepressants are especially sedating, e.g., Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine), sinequan (trazodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), & nefazodone. Most of the others can be mildly sedating. A few are rarely sedating, e.g. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Prozac (fluoxetine). Individuals vary greatly in how sleepy a given antidepressant will make them, so this is just a general guideline.See 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: For right now get some tylenol (acetaminophen) then get to a doctor. Without more information it's hard to know what's going on but a "severe" headache is a symptom that merits a real evaluation. It could be a migraine, it could be muscle spasm or it could be any number of problems. Get checked out!See 1 more doctor answer
Does 50 mg of modafinil (half of prescribed dose) is effective for drowsiness? .Drug tolerance chance? .Elimination half life? I will start tomorrow.
Dose may be low: The dose maybe somewhat low. Comes in 50s, 150s and 250 in the us. The half-life is 12 to 15 hours. I do not generally encounter tolerance developing to this medication. The only exception to that rule might be someone with idiopathic central nervous system hypersomnolence. Best wishes and I hope that this does a good job working on your hypersomnolence. Take care.
My five month old only will eat when he drowsy or sleep he has been on reflux medication for awhile and he doesn't have big appetite what could it be?
Normal feeding?: You mention reflux medication and I see on the profile "hydrochlorothiazide." I assume that's your medication and not your baby's. If he is breastfeeding or formula feeding well and is gaining weight, then there is no concern. I was not clear from your question if you meant he was not having a big appetite for solids or for his milk?
If I develop tolerance to certain medication, does it mean both good and bad effects of the medication become less? By good effects I mean what the medicine is supposed to do, and by bad edfects I mean side effects like sleepiness.
Side effects: Not usually. What med are you talking about.
Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine).
Allergies: Good question. Not really taking the drug between 4 to 6 pm helps not the D form) as that is before things bloom adding in a nasal steroid spray (which is otc) in the am also helps. Your doctor could add in singulair (montelukast) at bedtime as well. Bad season this yearSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergy Med: This is not a fair question, and I am sorry, but I must disagree with dr. Kwok. The sole oral antihistamine that does not cross the blood brain barrier and does not cause drowsiness in fexofenadine (aka. Allegra). Every other otc oral antihistamine has the risk of drowsiness. Most effective is also not fair bc every patient is different and we tailor therapy to the patient. C ur allergist.See 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Nasal sprays don't cause drowsiness at all. These include steroid sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) (and others) and antihistamine sprays like astelin. Claritin, zyrtec, and Allegra (and their generics) don't cross the blood brain barrier very well, so cause very little sedation. Some people who are very sensitive may still have some drowsiness however. Try nasal washes with a neti pot for a no-drug treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Well: There are several approaches if medicine causes drowsiness take it at bedtime or drink tea to stay awake or start drinking coffee also fresh air cool air conditioning and exercise can help you stay awake also getting eight hours sleep and Can help you be more awake during the daytimeSee 2 more doctor answers
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