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Benzodiazepine : Unfortunately, the risk of grogginess is essentially the same with either drug as they are both benzodiazepines. In my clinical experience, it is very difficult to predict which patient will have grogginess or not as we all metabolize drugs differently. ...Read more
Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?
Consider evaluation: The key to treating insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomnia secondary to another medical issue. Commonly this includes anxiety/depression but medical issues such as pain and reflux can keep people awake at night. Biofeedback may be superior to pills. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist. ...Read more
I would like sleep pills that work this is the list that doesn't for me: ambien, prosom, restoril, lunesta (eszopiclone). ideas?
Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
Yes, but .....: Estazolam or "prosom" is an fda approved hypnotic agent meaning it promotes sleep. It has a rather long half life so it is still likely to be having some effects the next morning. For this reason it is also used to treat anxiety. Short term use of this and other hypnotics can be helpful (up to 3 weeks). For chronic insomnia medications are much less useful whereas behavioral treatments work. ...Read more
Sleepy: It should make you feel sleepy and potentially dizzy or drunk. You may not remember things... ...Read more
Estazolam: It comes in 1 & 2 mg. Doses. Recommendation is 1mg. & not exceed 2 mg. ...Read more
No: Firstly, Estazolam is not a good sleeping pill because it has a long half-life and stays in your body all day the next day. Secondly, sleeping pills should not be taken nightly, they should only be taken here and there, now and then. They are addictive, and tolerance and withdrawal develop. There are other medicines (mostly off-label) that are not sleeping pills but can be used long-term for sleep. ...Read more
Maybe but needs eval: You may have broken the patella ( knee cap). You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
That depends: Was it expired by 10 days or 10 years? In general, try to avoid taking expired meds. Take care. ...Read more
Not good sleep med: Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years. Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Prosom (estazolam) has a 10-24 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill. ...Read more
Not good idea: Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years. Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Prosom (estazolam) has a 10-24 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill. ...Read more
A big day ahead, a lot of work, and have to get some good sleep. Is it effective to take estazolam tablets?
In my opinion, no.: Estazolam or "prosom" is an fda approved hypnotic agent meaning it promotes sleep. It has a rather long half life so it is still likely to be having some effects the next morning. For this reason it is also used to treat anxiety and for the same reason you may not wish to choose this sleep aid. Sporadic use of another hypnotic with a shorter duration of action might serve you better. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more