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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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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Are there any negative effects of using Melatonin long term as a sleep aid?

Are there any negative effects of using Melatonin long term as a sleep aid?

Pretty safe: But, long-term use could lead to decreasing benefit if taken at too frequent intervals and at escalating amounts. But typically, can last a lot longer than many prescription sleeping pills. ...Read more

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What is a powerful sleep aid?

What is a powerful sleep aid?

Sleep: Are you taking about drugs or otc products? Your doctor has prescrition soporifics tthat are more potent than otc but have the potential for tolerance and habituation. Discuss it with him. What is the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC sleep aid?

What is the best OTC sleep aid?

OTC sleep aid: Several- benadryl, (diphenhydramine) unisom, valerian, melatonin etc. But they have potential side effects. ...Read more

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What's the best natural sleep aid?

What's the best natural sleep aid?

There is no best: There's no "best" natural sleep aid. What works for one person may not work for another. Melatonin and valerian root are two commons natural sleep aids. Usually though following proper sleep hygiene and making lifestyle changes works just as well, are long term successful strategies, and are cheaper. ...Read more

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Which is a good sleep aid?

Which is a good sleep aid?

There are quite a : Few excellent sleep medications. Here are some over the counter natural remedies: chamomile, melatonin ; valerian root. Some people use benadryl (diphenhydramine). Your physician can prescribe sleep medication for you as well. Take care. ...Read more