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Sleep Aid Medication
What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you dont specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more
I have extremely helpful but i hate the idea of having to take a sleep aid too. Is there anything i can do without more medication?
Yes, be sure that : You are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, >. ...Read more
Can I take Somnapure natural sleep aid and Puritea natural energy and antioxidants from Peak Life with current medications?
I'd be careful ...: As you know, manufacture of herbal supplements is not regulated so their purity, safety and effectiveness can not be guaranteed. You are on some medicines, including Lamictal and Toviaz, (fesoterodine) which are unique and actually could interact with quite a few things. Somnopure contains valerian extract & Puritea contains ginseng. I hate to discourage something that sounds so promising, but I would avoid. ...Read more
Sudden increase in hair loss- started taking 20 mg atarax 2 months ago for sleep aid- direct relationship? If so, if medication stopped will hair loss stop immediately?
Not likely related: Loss of hair (alopecia) is not listed on the known rare side effects lists for hydroxyzine and a brief literature search doesn't indicate any case reports. However, idiosyncratic individual reactions to drugs are always possible. I would see a dermatologist for examination of your skin and hair and get advice there. If you stop, and it is related, I would expect gradual improvement, not rapid. ...Read more
On Trazadone ( anti-depressant n sleep aid drug for insomnia ). if I have CAD, and Lupus, will this medication make either of the 2 conditions i have worse?
Im on drug court and i want to take a sleep aid because i can't sleep I have a generic sleep aid but it has diphenhydramine hci in it will this make me test positive for anything or will it be ok to take it
The : The answer dr. Johnson provided is correct. There are reports that with very high doses, Diphenhydramine has in rare cases, led to false positive drug screening for benzodiazapines. However, if this were to occur, normally the sample would be retested using a more precise test and that would clear up the confusion. It is reported that it could also trigger a false positive for pcp (but this is also very rare). Diphenhydramine is not a good choice for chronic problems with sleep. If you are in a program that requires drug testing, you might consider skipping the Diphenhydramine and working on sleep hygiene first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took drug test today and it was positive for tca, I regularly take an OTC sleep aid with diphenhydramine. Couldn't have caused the false positive?
"tca"????: did you mean THC (marijuana or cannabis)? TCA medically usually means tricyclic antidepressant, and these are actually chemically similar to benadryl (diphenhydramine). If all that was done was a SCREENING test, there are lots of potential false positives, and if used for legal purposes, all screening tests should be confirmed with a more sophisticated test, usually gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. ...Read more
I took a urine drug testing for pre employment. About 12 hrs before I took two 50 mg of diphenhydramine sleep aid. Is this possible to show up false positive?
Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) a safe sleep aid. I have always had insomnia and i hate those z-drugs. Worried about tardive dyskinesia. I take a small dose at bedtime.
Not just for sleep: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is a major tranquilizer with potential side effects which have to be monitored. It should not be taken just for sleep unless there is a mental condition which requires medication such as this one. Even when there is a condition which requires a major tranquilize, some of the newer medications are often used since they have less serious side effects. You should discuss this med with ur M.D. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are some Rx medications that can help a person stay asleep for 8-10 hours?? I need a strong sleeping aid that will put me into a very deep sleep.
There isn't one best: Sleep medication. Different sleep medications suit different patients and different conditions more optimally. Melatonin is often used because it is often effective, inexpensive, available over the counter and does not cause drowsiness the next day. Make sure that you are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off. ...Read more
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