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I took one unisom sleeping aid tablet about 7pm and it is now 9pm & is still having a hard time falling asleep. Is there anything else OTC I can take?

I took one unisom sleeping aid tablet about 7pm and it is now 9pm & is still having a hard time falling asleep. Is there anything else OTC I can take?

Not much: Almost all OTC sleep aid bought are diphenhydramine, or Benadryl. This can be taken 25-50mg a night for sleep, but trying an additional sleep aid is likely adding more Benadryl, which can be unsafe. If insomnia is rare, then you shouldn't worry about it. If it is Christmas nice you you should see your doc to assess for medical causes or stress which may need treated in different ways ...Read more

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Will taking unisom natural nights sleep aid(contains calcium, vitamin b, and melatonin) 4 hours after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin), (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) make the cipro (ciprofloxacin) less effective?

Will taking unisom natural nights sleep aid(contains calcium, vitamin b, and melatonin) 4 hours after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin), (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) make the cipro (ciprofloxacin) less effective?

Quinolones & Calcium: Oral intake of calcium salts may interfere with proper absorption of orally administered quinolone antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin (cipro). A 4-hour separation window between the two should be sufficient to prevent an interaction between the two. ...Read more

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My doctor said to take unisom but im now 14 weeks and wondering how safe it is to continue the sleep aid? I cannot sleep without the sleep aid, I have horrible insomnia that leads to me not sleeping for days without the sleep aid.

My doctor said to take unisom but im now 14 weeks and wondering how safe it is to continue the sleep aid? I cannot sleep without the sleep aid, I have horrible insomnia that leads to me not sleeping for days without the sleep aid.

Safe: Unison has either diphenhydramine or doxylamine as the active ingredient. Both at safe to take for extended periods of time without concern for dependence, tolerance or harm when taken as directed. With insomnia that bad, I wonder, have you had asleep study? ...Read more

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Do over-the-counter sleep aids like unisom make lucid dreaming easier?

Do over-the-counter sleep aids like unisom make lucid dreaming easier?

Yes: If you they are disruptive or you experience other untowards side effects, stop the sleeping aid. ...Read more

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What is the better sleep aid?

What is the better sleep aid?

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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Is there an OTC sleep aid that actually works?

Is there an OTC sleep aid that actually works?

Sleep hygiene.: Generally, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken the same time every morning, stay in bed if you awaken during the night, no naps during the day, no activities in bed other than sleeping and relations, don't eat within four hours of going to sleep. Melatonin supplementation can help, too. ...Read more

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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

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How is the zzzquil sleep-aid?

How is the zzzquil sleep-aid?

It works for some: i works for some people. its considered relatively safe however discuss this as an option with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you use gravol as a sleep aid?

Can you use gravol as a sleep aid?

Gravol: I don't know which gravol product you're talking about -- there are several of them. http://tinyurl.com/lar4efy the ones with ginger only probably would not help you sleep, but the ones with dimenhydrinate in them might. Please discuss with your own physician, as i also don't know what other medications you might be taking. ...Read more

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Could rexall sleep-aid really work?

Could rexall sleep-aid really work?

Yes: It contains Diphenhydramine hcl 25 mg. This is an anti-histamine which can cause drowsiness. It is for occasional sleep issues. ...Read more

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What's a good sleep aid recommendation?

What's a good sleep aid recommendation?

Sleep recommendation: It really depends on the cause of the insomnia. If "pure" initial insomnia that comes and goes randomly lasting for only a few days, over the counter remedies can help. Diphenhydramine, melatonin, or valerian root can work - but must be from reputable producers. Sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, or Ambien are prescription aids. Many use trazadone, gabapentin, mirtazipine, or tricyclic antidepressants as well. ...Read more

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Most preferred over-the-counter sleep aid?

Most preferred over-the-counter sleep aid?

Discuss with MD: Please don't rely on internet searches to answer this question. Have a consult with your own physician who knows you, your medical history, possible causes of difficulty in sleeping, and how best to help you. This is not a cookbook recipe issue. ...Read more

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Might i take universal ZMA as a sleep aid?

Yes: Zma is a preparation of zinc, magnesium and a b vitamin. It is marketed mainly as a strength building supplement but is also marketed as a sleep aid (they add tryptophan, which can enhance sleep). ...Read more

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Is there a sleep aid that is not addictive?

Is there a sleep aid that is not addictive?

Different options: Some herbals that are used to help sleep include Valerian, Kava Kava, Chamomile, Passion Flower, Hops, Skullcap & California Poppy. Melatonin is always a good option. Kava Kava can cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Please describe a good sleep aid medication?

Please describe a good sleep aid medication?

OTC sleeping pill: Best sleep aid is to find & treat the cause of lack of sleep. Some otc sleep aids are melatonin for occasional insomnia. ...Read more

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Can melatonin work for an occasional sleep aid?

Can melatonin work for an occasional sleep aid?

Yes: In my experience, melatonin has been very useful, and a lot safer than many prescription sleeping pills. May require 2 or 3 pills to help, but seems quite successful in very small amounts. In spite of otc status, if you have a sleep disorder, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more