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Is it ok to not take my medications for my disability if they make me feel drowsy?

Is it ok to not take my medications for my disability if they make me feel 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

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling ...Read more


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Is the a non drowsy drug that does the same thing as benegril?

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

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Took drowsy medications and can't focus on my finals, what do I do? What could happen?

Took drowsy medications and can't focus on my finals, what do I do? What could happen?

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

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Help! need to know if there's 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

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What are the anti depresent medications that cause sleepiness?

What are the anti depresent medications that cause sleepiness?

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

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Pls I am esperiencing severe headache and drowsiness what medication should I buy?

Pls I am esperiencing severe headache and drowsiness what medication should I buy?

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

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Does 50 mg of modafinil(half of prescribed dose) is effective for drowsiness?.Drug tolerance chance?.Elimination half life?I will start tomorrow.

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

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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?

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

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What's the best non-drowsy allergy medication?

What's the best non-drowsy allergy medication?

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

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Is there anything stronger than claratin or loratadin for allergies? Only non drowsy medications

Is there anything stronger than claratin or loratadin for allergies? Only non drowsy medications

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 year ...Read more

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What's the most effective non-drowsy allergy medication?

What's the most effective non-drowsy allergy medication?

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

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What is a effective no drowsy over-the-counter allergy medication?

What is a effective no drowsy over-the-counter allergy  medication?

Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) : Allergy medicines are usully antihistamines first generation antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) often make people sleepy. Second generation drugs like Allegra and Claritin much less commonly cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for allergies that doesn't have drowsiness as a side effect?

Is there any medication for allergies that doesn't have drowsiness as a side effect?

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. ...Read more

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How to deal with drowsiness? It's a side effect of my medication. I don't drink coffee.

How to deal with drowsiness? It's a side effect of my medication. I don't drink coffee.

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

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