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Sominex Maximum Strength Medication
Not if taken as: Directed. Deaths from sominex overdose are relatively rare. If you are considering taking an overdose of sominex - please think twice. There are solutions for every problem. But suicide is not a good solution. If you obtain help - your options will become more apparent to you. If you are considering an over-dose - please have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest er. Call 911 if needed. ...Read more
Sominex=Diphenhydram: Generally it's better in the long-term to practice Cognitive Behavioral skills for insomnia. Meds may or may not work in short term like adding Sominex (which is really Benadryl/Diphenhydramine) to Trazadone but it may result in tolerance and side effects. You are also taking K-pin and Inderal (propranolol). You've had a liver biopsy. It's possibly the meds aren't being processed well. Eliminate alcohol. ...Read more
Hello i know someone whos has cancer he wants to die hes taking 250 sominex which is diphenhydramine he also wants to use helium?
Get the facts: As a pathologist, i've run into two completed suicides in which the person believed they had cancer but actually did not -- they had a manageable illness. Most terminal cancer can be managed by hospice and the barbarous cruelty of past decades is over in most jurisdictions. You can take away the pills, call 911, or phone the person's physician as applicable. At least phone hospice for him. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is this a lethal combination and the reason I am asking is my friend is depressed and told me she has some zzzquil, sominex, lunesta (eszopiclone) ?
Is sominex 50mg a good alternative rather than what I'm taking now trazadone 25mg its makes my heart rate low at night I take for insomnia?
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
I stopped taking my trazadone 25mg two nights ago because of the low heart rate I only took it for a month what's a safer alternative like sominex ok?
Safer: behavioral rx: Are you sure trazadone lowered your heart rate? You are also taking a beta-blocker (Inderal) which can lower HR. You are taking Klonopin (clonazepam) (long-acting benzodiazepine) which can help sleep. I would not add OTC drugs without checking with your MD. Consider non-drug treatment for insomnia: CBT psychotherapy which could also help you with your anxiety. Consult a psychologist who treats sleep prob ...Read more
I have been taking over-the-counter sleeping pills and I have to take 4 to 5 times the dose what is going on I have been taking melatonin, tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, sominex
Insomnia : Insomnia isn't much fun. So first things first- no naps, no late night eating or water drinking to wake you up to urinate and give you heartburn. Exercise every day so you are tired. Don't drink alcohol at night! it breaks down into chemicals in about six hours that both wake you up and make you urinate. Bad plan. Your bedroom should be a place to sleep , not a place to surf on your computer, watch tv and eat snacks. Put a little tape over all your tiny lights so the room is dark and keep it cool. Keep regular sleeping hours. Any otc medication that says "pm"- be it advil pm, tylenol (acetaminophen) pm etc has the medication Diphenhydramine or good ol' Benadryl and that antihistamine gives you a dry mouth and you feel rotten in the morning. Don't take more than 25 mg of Benadryl to sleep. Look at the labels- they are all the same. Melatonin is a supplement that some folks like but more isn't better. If you are doing all the above things right- and you aren't depressed or sad or anxious (which is a whole different story) then consider seeing a doctor who specializes in sleep. But most insomniacs don't have good sleep hygiene so they don't sleep well because their room is hot, lit up and they keep drinking wine at night. All great ways to lose sleep. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you need to?: If your counts are in the normal ranges you don't need to improve them. If any of 5 parameters is low, which requires a semen analysis, talking with a md familiar with this will be your most efficient and effective plan. There are no medicines, prescription or otc, that reliably improve sperm function. ...Read more
I need some medication to get some proteins cause I'm feeling very week need some strength to go to gym. suggest me some pills and too scared to do an?
No protein.: You need to find out why you are weak. Supplements are basically worthless, & you will do better, & your work-out will profit you more, if you eat real food, properly prepared. increased amounts of protein are unnecessary and do grant you more strength, only continued weight lifting improves strength. See Scwarzenegger's book "Weight Training for Athletes." Great book by a champion bodybuilder! ...Read more
Can you list a minimum of 10 medications in order of strength, from weakest to strongest. Stronger than tramadol as he it's on that and it doesn't work?
Opioid : Many medications in opioid class have stronger analgesic effects than tramadol. However they are not a good option for chronic pain management because of the addictive and other side effects. Chronic pain is better managed with multiple modalities. It may be helpful to discuss this with your doctor and a referrer to pain specialist may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heard that expired medications lose 10% of their strength each year? True? I have tube of Stieva-A cream 0.025% which expired in Oct 2012. Can I use?
Yes, you can: You have a brand of tretinoin (Retin A). It will continue to be effective for many years. Even if it is a bit less potent it will work just as well. Different products are more stable or less with time. This is also dependent on the temperature at which they are kept. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Snoring: Children with adhd frequently snore because they have large tonsils and they can't breathe easily during sleep. So they snore. This sleep apnea has been shown to be a factor in adhd. Soda evaluation with. An ENT may be indicated. Don't discount the power of will power. It can work wonders, but help maybe needed with this approach. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In general, can the medication Verapramil be discontinued without the need to reduce mg. strength over a long period of time under supervision?
It depends: Verapamil is a medication that is used to control high blood pressure. It is also prescribed for several other conditions including migraine headaches, cardiac rhythm disturbances, coronary artery disease etc. Unlike some medications, stopping verapamil will not lead to withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the condition your physician may decide to stop the medication abruptly or reduce the dose. ...Read more
Why is it ok to take a prescription strength medication for example an 800 motrin¬ healthy to take four 200mg motrin otc? What is the difference?
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