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Is it safe to take a low dosage of unisom (1/2 tablet) with pain medication (1 Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325)?
Never took opiates. Failed drug screen. Ate poppy seed bagel for lunch same day, took Unisom night before. Contained diphendramine. Please help.
Failed drug screen for opiate. Never took before. Will lab confirm it was Unisom or poppy seed bagel? Poppy seed lunch, Unisom might before.
Poppy seed = opium: Poppy seed has the same alkaloids as are present in opium and it is not feasible to determine if your positive drug test is from opium or poppy seed intake. ...Read more
Ask: Typically this is not a problem before general anesthesia as long as it is 4-8 hours (depending on the time you are told not to have anything in your stomach). Make sure doctor know that you took it because it can cause issues wtih cry mouth and heart irregularities that may show up during your procedure so they would not want to over medicate you. ...Read more
Sleeping pills: Unisom should not be taking more than recommended as it may cause CNS depression, which may impair physical and mental activities. Not to exceed 2 weeks of use. I would not recommend taking 2 tablets. Follow sleep hygiene protocols and avoid caffeine and nicotine. Please make an appointment for consult to provide more information. Thank you and I hope that was helpful. ...Read more
Why do it?: The dose of unisom is 1 pill 30 minutes before bed. Why do you want to double it? You'd be more likely to have dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, etc (all side effects of the medication) if taking more than the usual dose. If this over-the-counter med is not helping you, you need to have your sleep issue evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more
If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself with a unisom overdose, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
OTC medications: Unisom is basically a sedating antihistamine marketed over the counter for sleep just like tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. These can have lasting hangover effects and should be used per fda recommendations listed on the box. They do cause tolerance to build so as per bottle, nightly use is not recommended. ...Read more
Probably you're safe: Unisom I believe contains Diphenhydramine (benadryl) or a related antihistamine. Two of these is safe usually. 10 st. John's wort could cause too much serotonin leading to serotonin syndrome but I believe this is unlikely at this dose. The bigger question is why you would take this? If you're thinking of harming yourself, talk to your family, call your psychiatrist, go to the er, don't drink! ...Read more
ER: ER, call poison control if it was small amount. ...Read more
Generally yes: The better question is why? Unisom contains mainly a sedating antihistamine in otc doses. This medication while it makes you sleepy with one, can often make people groggy or excessively tired with more than one. Melatonin may be helpful to add but not if experiencing tolerance to unisom. ...Read more
Sleep aids: Unisom is an anti-histamine and Natural Calm has magnesium. It is doubtful that taking the 2 together will give you a problem. It just isn't the best choice. One can be "over-medicated" whether with prescription medications or over-the-counter medications, natural or otherwise. But why do you need them? First cut back or stop caffeine. Try and exercise. Have a glass of warm milk. ...Read more
Unisom: Isolated incident & u slept well & were alert the next morning?, then u should be ok. ...Read more
Unisom: Hallucinations while taking Unisom are a rare side effect of the medication, but should lead to immediate contact with a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hi, if take unisom to sleep and get thru 2 bottles of 30 pills in about ten days is there a problem?
Yes!: This is a MUCH higher dose than is recommended and could be dangerous for your body to process. You will also likely develop a tolerance at the very least and find it takes more and more to have any effect. See your PCP to discuss other sleep meds, avoid alcohol and caffeine too late in the day, limit "screen time" before bed, make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet. ...Read more
What to do if I had 4 tbsp of wal sleep z around 5 in the am and about 30 minutes ago what to do if I had unisom pills what affect will this have on me?
Late use of sleep rx:
Ideally try to avoid use of sleeping medication other than to initially get to sleep and be sure to practice good sleep hygiene.
To answer the question, yes the sleeping pills are likely to make you groggy and need to sleep it off for several hours. Do not attempt to drive or operate machinery for several hours. ...Read more
?: Not sure why you would be asking this question. Would not recommend taking more than directed. Talk to your doctor about other options. If you are looking for a way to kill yourself, nothing is absolute and you do matter even if you don't think so right now. Please seek help. ...Read more
I took flexiril 10mg nurontin 400mg and 2 unisom is that ok? I took flexiril 10mg nurontin 400mg and 2 unisom is that ok?
Should be: It will make you very sleepy but should not be a problem. ...Read more
Can help: Unisom is an over-the-counter sleep aid that can cause drowsiness and help the onset of sleep. It is also used to treat allergies. It is generally considered safe in recommended doses and when taken only when needed. Common side effects include dry mouth, grogginess, and feeling unsteady in the morning. Sleep hygiene is the first step if you haven't practiced those techniques. ...Read more
Moderation: Unisom (doxylamine although sometimes diphenhydramine) over-the-counter sleep aid can help cause drowsiness to help with sleep onset. Sleep hygiene techniques are the first step in getting better sleep. Once you've done that, use in moderation of unisom is generally considered safe in adults only if needed. If you find yourself using it every night or in high doses, see your doctor for more help. ...Read more