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Pain Medications That Do Not Make You Drowsy
Depends: Talk to your prescribing dr. There may be a better dose or a better medication for you. It might end up being important to take it and find ways to cope with the drowsiness-don't just stop it. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
? sleep disorder?:
Many folks use caffeine in form of a few cups of coffee.
But consistent am drowsiness and difficulty awakening and functioning when you seemingly had sufficient time asleep suggests possible sleep apnea or nocturnal myoclonus. An overnight sleep study should clarify issues. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 daytime ...Read more
After taking the modafinil for more than a week, with fixed 200mg dose, drug efficacy can be improved?, no acceptable result for my drowsiness yet.
Not enough time: Give this med 3-4 weeks before deciding if it is effective. ...Read more
If I become resistant to effects of diphenhydramine drowsiness, can I switch to doxylamine, or am I resistant to that too since they're similar drugs?
Are there any anti depresent medications that do not cause sleepiness or make you loose sexual desire, particularly in women?
Absolutely options: There are a wide range of antidepressant medications, many with very different mechanisms of action. The person's doctor is going to be in the best position to determine (from the individual's history, health, other medications, symptoms targeted and these side effects) the next best step. Also consider therapy (cognitive-behavioral or interpersonal) as a complement to or alternative to meds. ...Read more
When I take a medication that causes drowsiness it gives me severe panic attacks and I can't control it enough to calm it down. How do I prevent this?
Panic disorder?: I've known many anxious people who are afraid to fall asleep. They are hypervigilant for fear that something dreadful will happen. Many such people are dealing with previous trauma issues, and also the need to be "in control" at all times. The best help for this is seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist for good assessment -- plus receiving individual treatment, including medications if needed. ...Read more
What medications for depression /anxiety don't make you drowsy. I have tried a lot but the make me feel sick and tired. Its been hard finding one that I can follow through.?
Several: It would be great to know what meds you take in order to better understand the situation. First of all, you should be talking with the doctor who prescribed your medication about your concern. Secondly, depression & anxiety are very different things. I treat major depression first, then the anxiety. Finally, wellbutrin is a non-sedating antidepressant and Buspar (buspirone) is minimally sedating for anxiety. ...Read more
Yes: Should be ok at normal doses of hydrocodone (5-15 mg per dose, 3-4 times a day). At VERY high doses (more than 120 mg per day), there is a slight risk of heart arrhythmia along with things like ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) due to an additive effect. ...Read more
What medication can I take for hives? Non drowsy. Its hard for me to take care of my newborn when taking hydroxyzine.
What are some anti-histamine medications that do not cause drowsiness? Having a bad experience with zyrtec (cetirizine).
Why would a Dr prescribed Baclofen for help in drug use and urges? Also would is cause drowsy if taken with seroquel (quetiapine) (for sleep)?
I take a variety of medications and have day time sleepiness, even with CPAP compliance and good AHI values. How can I prevent daytime sleepiness?
Probably change: Your combination of medications. They are what's making you sleepy, not the CPAP. ...Read more
Provigil: Provigil (generic- modafinil) is used for sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. It is taken during the day to promote wakefulness. You should see your doctor and be evaluated as to why you are so tired. You could have a sleep disorder or some other illness, such as hypothyroidism, that could be causing the problem. It is best to fix the underlying problem rather than put a bandaid on it. ...Read more
Not really: The only stimulant medicines you'll find over the counter are caffeine containing. There are some herbal supplements that also employ certain herbal remedies, but often also have a lot of sugar in them. There are a lot of important (and reversible) reasons for your symptoms that a doctor in their clinic can figure out for you. ...Read more
Is there anyway to relieve nasal congestion without the use of medication? It makes me too drowsy.
Nasal congestion may be the result of allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, overuse of over the counter sprays.
It sounds like you are taking a sedating antihistamine. As always, diagnosis precedes treatment. See an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime try saline (warm salt water) irrigations. ...Read more
Is there any allergy medications (anti-histamines) that are not hard on the liver? And possibly do not cause drowsiness?
Prescribed perocet 5/325 for tooth extraction, makes me drowsy but does not kill the pain, why if this is supposed to such a strong drug?
Could be dry socket: If pain medication is not resolving your discomfort, and it is 2-3 days post op, you could possibly have dry socket, which will hurt no matter how much pain medication you take. If you just had it removed, try 3-4 Ibuprofen tablets every 8 hours in between your doses of Percocet to reduce overall pain and inflammation. ...Read more
Do histamines (not antihistamine medications) make you drowsy? Antihistamines (no decongestants added) seem to make me more alert when allergies flare
Yes: Histamine is a substance released during an allergic attack and can cause drowsiness. Some of the older generation anti-histamine agents (like benedryl) can cause drowsiness because they can pass the "blood brain" barrier and cause a direct effect on thinking. In rare cases in adults, antihistamines can cause agitation. ...Read more
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