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I've taken 2 sleep aid tablets that contains 25mg of Doxylamine succinate and 2 pain killers containing 5mg. Have I overdosed? 24yo male.

I've taken 2 sleep aid tablets that contains 25mg of Doxylamine succinate and 2 pain killers containing 5mg. Have I overdosed? 24yo male.

Max daily dose is: 60 mg/d in divided doses 4-6 hrs apart. It may interact with other medications so best to check with pharmacist about interactions with the specific pain killer even though it is in combo with the pain killer since you have taken an additional 50 mg above what was included in the pain killer. Overdose is 50-500 mg/kg and may include dilated pupils, seizures, hallucinations so you should be okay. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Could doxylamine succinate (Equate Sleep Aid) create a false positive on a hair drug screen?

Could doxylamine succinate (Equate Sleep Aid) create a false positive on a hair drug screen?

No: There are virtually no false positives in hair testing, since it is done with GC/MS or other comparable sophisticated confirmatory tests. Doxylamine can cause false positives tests for Methadone and PCP on screening tests, but NOT on the confirmatory tests. ...Read more

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Please tell me if 25mg doxylamine, as a sleep aid, can be taken a few hours after taking 50mg tramadol? Thank you.

Please tell me if 25mg doxylamine, as a sleep aid, can be taken a few hours after taking 50mg tramadol? Thank you.

Not recommended: Because both drugs increase sedation and drowsiness. Tramadol has a long half-life (7 h).
Not recommended even in small doses.
Rec.: consult with your pcp or pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 unisom for sleep instead of just the recommended 1? (They're 25mg doxylamine succinate) 1 doesn't work for me. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too

Is it safe to take 2 unisom for sleep instead of just the recommended 1? (They're 25mg doxylamine succinate) 1 doesn't work for me. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) too

Check with doctor: Although it is probably OK to double up on the dose, each person is different and perhaps the drug is not the best one for you and may not work even with doubling the dose. The current trend is to cut the dose down instead of raising it as in the case of Ambien (zolpidem). A sleep study may be helpful if this is a chronic issue. ...Read more

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Is 50 mg of doxylamine succinate safe to take for sleep?

Is 50 mg of doxylamine succinate safe to take for sleep?

Doxylamine: Doxylamine is not a sleeping medication.
It is an Antihistamine which makes you drowsy
Conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, peer pressure, work and finances can cause Anxiety and sleep problem
Trust your body to have sleep as it has done for 21 years
Exercise in evening
Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation, Music
See a Psychiatrist ...Read more

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What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

What is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

Antihistamines: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doxylamine are antihistamines. Histamine is a chemical made in the brain which keeps you alert, so antihistamines cause the opposite effects- sedation. But they are not good as long term sleep aids. Besides improving your sleep hygiene, it may be a good idea to see a sleep medicine specialist to get to the bottom of your trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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Daily use of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep aid on a 16 month old. Are there long term side effects?

Daily use of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep aid on a 16 month old. Are there long term side effects?

Nothing major: Benadryl can alter the sleep pattern some with diminished time in deep (recuperative) sleep stage. I would never consider chronic use in an infant. I would encourage you to write down all your prior sleep related efforts along with what happens at bedtime. Bring this in to discuss with the kids doc. ...Read more

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Is ok to take (4) 25mg doxylamine succinate tab? I lost a loved one yesterday and I have already taken 3 and still can't relaxe enough to go to sleep

Is ok to take (4) 25mg doxylamine succinate tab? I lost a loved one yesterday and I have already taken 3 and still can't relaxe enough to go to sleep

Acute StressReaction: I feel your sadness due to loss of your loved on and feeling in a state of disbelief or overwhelmed with many emotions.
Doxylamine is an antihistamine for allergy. It is not a medication for relaxation, sleep, anxiety or sadness.
Be with supportive family or friends and release your feelings.
Trust in Healing Powers of your Body.
See a Psychiatrist, discuss Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) and grief counseling. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

Can you tell me about Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (and also the anti-histamine doxylamine succinate, both sleeping aids)?

Moderation: Doxylamine and Diphenhydramine are both available over-the-counter, both have similar anti-histamine properties, used as sleep aids to help cause drowsiness to help with sleep onset. Sleep hygiene techniques are the first step in getting better sleep. Prescription sleep aids are much better supported by evidence as effective for sleep and can be discussed with your physician if needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take klonopin. 5 a day and Wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg twice a day I can't sleep is it safe to add doxylamine succinate aka unisom with that mix?

I take klonopin. 5 a day and Wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg twice a day I can't sleep is it safe to add doxylamine succinate aka unisom with that mix?

Drug interactions: Doxylamine is an antihistamine which may interact with Klonopin (clonazepam) to increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness or difficulty concentrating. Limit or avoid use of alcohol and avoid driving until you know how this combination of medications affect you. Discuss with your prescribing doctor before taking Unisom. Take care. ...Read more

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Is doxepin 10mg a good sleep aid for insomnia and what is the main side effects from it?

Is doxepin 10mg a good sleep aid for insomnia and what is the main side effects from it?

Doxepin: At higher doses, it works as an antidepressant, but at the dose u mentioned it is prescribed for sleep mainly. ...Read more

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I was consid. Sub. Melatonin for seroquel (quetiapine) as I have iss. W/ the side effects. Weigh about 90 lbs what dose of melat. Wld be advisable? For Sleep aid?

I was consid. Sub. Melatonin for seroquel (quetiapine) as I have iss. W/ the side effects. Weigh about 90 lbs what dose of melat. Wld be advisable? For Sleep aid?

First and foremost: Do not discontinue Seroquel (quetiapine) without discussing this with your prescribing physician, That said, 3 mg of Melatonin is a reasonable starting dose if you weight 90 lbs. ...Read more

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How safe is zzzquil sleeping aid and what are some side effects?

How safe is zzzquil sleeping aid and what are some side effects?

Sleep medication: See:
http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/zzzquil-side-effects. Html. Many people find Diphenhydramine helpful for sleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 4 25mg doxylamine succinate tablets? I just lost a loved one and I cannot seem to fall asleep I've taken 3 but still not helping..

Is it safe to take 4 25mg doxylamine succinate tablets? I just lost a loved one and I cannot seem to fall asleep I've taken 3 but still not helping..

Take as directed: I'm sorry for your loss but it's never a good idea to take more than directed unless under prescriber's supervision, which then means it's really as directed. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/dosage/doxylamine. Html. Usual dose for allergies is 10mg, not to exceed 6 doses/d or 60mg. Usual dose for insomnia is 25mg. So 75-100mg is overboard. Please see your Family Doc for options. And re grief too. ...Read more

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Hi, how likely is it to develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of doxylamine succinate when taken daily for a longer period of time?

Hi, how likely is it to develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of doxylamine succinate when taken daily for a longer period of time?

Tolerance: To doxylamine can develop overtime, needing more to have the same desired effect, interrupted use can delay that, however, it is hard to predcit which individual would develop tolerance and after how long, as metabolism differs, depending on multitude of factors in every person ...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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