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I accidentally took 1 restavit tablet (doxylalamine) after having two glasses of red wine. I don't usually drink much or take restavit. Is that ok?

I accidentally took 1 restavit tablet (doxylalamine) after having two glasses of red wine. I don't usually drink much or take restavit. Is that ok?

Not recommended: Doxylamine (Restavit, Unisom, Dozile, Donormyl, Dormidina) is a first-generation antihistamine often used as a short-term sedative and sleep aid. The effects of alcohol can be increased by some antihistamines like Restavit. Ref: http://www.livestrong.com/article/236509-side-effects-and-warnings-of-doxylamine-succinate/ ...Read more

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Is it ok to use doxylamine succinate at 25-50 mg for more than 2 weeks. Also how long of a break is needed between 2 wks of using it? Thanks

Is it ok to use doxylamine succinate at 25-50 mg for more than 2 weeks. Also how long of a break is needed between 2 wks of using it? Thanks

Yes it is ok: Doxylamine succinate is a first generation antihistamine and is used for allergy.As compared to the second generation antihistamines like loratadine(Claritin)it will cause drowsiness.But if you can tolerate and have no side effects you can take it in dose of 25mgm longer than 2weeks..But I advice my patients to switch to second generation antihistamines like Claritin,Allegra,Zyrtec or Xyzal. ...Read more

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Is diphenhydramine the same drug as doxylamine?

Is diphenhydramine the same drug as doxylamine?

No: Both are antihistamines but are different chemicals. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1/2 a pill of doxylamine succinate every night?

Is it safe to take 1/2 a pill of doxylamine succinate every night?

Doxylamine: Doxylamine succinate trouble of the active ingredient in Unisom, is a non-habit-forming antihistamine that promotes sleep. As long as you tolerate it well, it should not hurt you to take a half a tab of that each evening, but it would be better if you could figure out a way not to take it every night. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to mix niquil (acetaminophen 325 mg- dmx 15 mg and doxylamine 6.25 mg) with 3 benedryls (25 mg)?

Could it be okay to mix niquil (acetaminophen 325 mg- dmx 15 mg and doxylamine 6.25 mg) with 3 benedryls (25 mg)?

The reason?: I see no problem with acetaminophen being in the mix but taking 3 benadryl plus doxylamine may cause drowsiness and even constipation even though you may well be able to tolerate the combination. The question is what are you trying to treat? ...Read more

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Best sleep aid--diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate?

Best sleep aid--diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate?

Both commonly used: Both of these are commonly used over-the-counter. They are sedating and help people fall and stay asleep to a greater or lesser degree depending on the person. Often tolerance develops if the person takes one or the other regularly. Melatonin is another otc medication that can help with sleep. Be sure to practice sleep hygiene -- structuring your sleep, avoid lying long periods not sleeping, etc. ...Read more

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Why is restavit bad for asthmatics?

Why is restavit bad for asthmatics?

Depends: If you have severe asthma, this is not for you. Otherwise it is ok. However no sleeping aid should be used on a long-term basis whenever possible. If you have problem sleeping with asthma, you should get your asthma under control. If you continues to have sleeping issue not from asthma, consider a sleep study since sleep deprivation can be very harmful to your health and mental state. ...Read more

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When does my BMR restart? Or does it ever?

It is fluid : Your BMR can change based on various things. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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What's the name of the disease where your memory restarts every couple seconds?

What's the name of the disease where your memory restarts every couple seconds?

Could be a few: Korsakoff's syndrome, associated with alcoholism, leads to severe retrieval and storage problems;
anterograde amnesia leads one unable to move memory into longer term storage; check out human-memory.Net for a clear description of many of the major memory-related disorders. If it's for you or someone you love, early treatment is best. Reach out today. ...Read more

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Can growth in height restart in adults? My height held steady at the same height for 10 years. Could it suddenly increase after all that time?

Can growth in height restart in adults? My height held steady at the same height for 10 years. Could it suddenly increase after all that time?

No: Once you go through puberty and the growth plates in your bones fuse (typically by age 16 in girls), you cannot grow any taller. Maybe you are measuring your height more accurately now than you did previously. ...Read more

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Hello I want to forget who I am a person to restart my life as a new human with no past only a future and to forget everyone I have ever meet In life.

Hello I want to forget who I am a person to restart my life as a new human with no past only a future and to forget everyone I have ever meet In life.

Forgetting the past: Everyday is a new day and you start anew. I would suggest you contact a therapist /psychiatrist which you can do on Health Tap prime and have a discussion , which you can do on video about your past experiences because unbeknowst to us unless we clarify our experiences they impact on our actions. ...Read more

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Can you use restasis with lopidine?

Can you use restasis with lopidine?

Yes: However, you might want to consider options. If you need Restasis because your eyes are dry, you could look into preservative-free eye drops to treat your glaucoma, as preservatives tend to dry the eyes. You may also consider laser treatment for glaucoma to get off glaucoma drops all together. This may improve your dry eye symptoms. ...Read more

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Do alcoholics stop and restart a lot?

Yes: Many alcoholics have "gone on the wagon" many times. ...Read more

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Can restasis make some problems worse?

Can restasis make some problems worse?

Restasis: The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itching, stinging, and blurred vision. If you develop these or other side effects, you should contact your eye doctor to see if the use should be stopped. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives for restasis?

What are the alternatives for restasis?

Dry eye treatment: Artificial tears, ointment at night, low dose topical steroids, punctal plugs, and others. ...Read more

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How long before restasis starts to work?

Can take awhile: Usually give it a few months
based upon it's supposed mechanism, it doesn't work immediately (except that the vehicle is a great artificial tear so that can help a little)
http://www.Restasis.Com/_learn_about/learn_whattoexpect.Htm. ...Read more

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Restarting the pill can it give you the lina negra?

Restarting the pill can it give you the lina negra?

Linea Nigra: That is possible. Linea Nigra can develop during pregnancy, with use of some oral contraceptives & due to change is hormones. Adrenal gland insufficieny and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can be associated with Linea Nigra. Take care. ...Read more

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Is Restasis Safe for long term use? Meaning years?

Is Restasis Safe for long term use? Meaning years?

Yes: Restasis is safe to use for years. If you are concerned about it, discuss having punctal occlusion with your ophthalmologist. This five-minute procedure permanently increases your tears. ...Read more

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How long until you see improvement when using restasis?

Can take awhile: Usually give it a few months
based upon it's supposed mechanism, it doesn't work immediately (except that the vehicle is a great artificial tear so that can help a little)
http://www.Restasis.Com/_learn_about/learn_whattoexpect.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Put me on restasis for 2 months + OTC drops. How long can one stay on restasis - forever?

Yes if necessary: Restasis is dilute cyclosprin, which suppresses white blood cells called t cells on the surface of your eye. This reduces chronic inflammation and promotes a healthy tear film. It takes several weeks to work, and the effect eventually goes away if you stop the drops. If it is working you can continue indefinitely. Some people cycle on and off drops as a maintenance treatment with good results. ...Read more

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If you stopped growing around age 22-23, can height restart growing again 10-12 years later and, if so, what could be the reason for that to occur?

If you stopped growing around age 22-23, can height restart growing again 10-12 years later and, if so, what could be the reason for that to occur?

Growth: This is not normal. If you are not taking growth hormone supplements you need to see your octor ASAP to rule out a pituitary tumor, a tumor in the gland that can release the growth hormone. In the brain. ...Read more

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I am a 25year old male. I understand at puberty we produce a lot of biochemicals which is responsible for growth.Is ther a way to restart this again?

No: It's too late since the ends of your bones have fused and can't grow anymore. You can grow sideways by gaining weight, but that's not healthy. ...Read more