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Unisom Sleep Tabs
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
Not a good idea: Most suicides are bad ideas. You say nothing of the circumstances or desire to save someone or end a life. While it is easy to obtain, the amount of both it and needed time till death are not predictable. So, if you wish to save a life - get them to an ER ASAP. It can be countered if caught in time. If you wish to do harm. please consider very carefully and know that this is not a reliable method. ...Read more
Can i take unisom sleep tabs in the first trimester? I have horrid morning sickness and it is keeping me awake at night
Yes but:: Medscape's drug interaction database says no interaction between Unisom and your meds, but it does show an interaction between Zoloft (sertraline) and Adderall. Zoloft (sertraline) can cause Adderall levels to go to high.>This could be a cause for insomnia. Speak with your physician. ...Read more
Yes, But Why?: Medically, there should not be an issue with taking these at normal doses. However, i would be puzzled as to why you would take this combination together, especially the unisom and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is likely to make it more difficult for you to fall asleep, which would counteract the use of unisom. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant and have been taking unisom sleep tabs to sleep. Is it okay to take two if just one isn't working?
Pregnancy Insomnia: I understand your need to have good sleep. Unisom is for allergy, it is not a Medication for sleep. It may cause dizziness, headache, stomach upset, constipation, Feel good about coping with stress of pregnancy for 36 weeks. Have Heart to Heart Talk with your partner about Emotional Intimacy and activities for fun and pleasure. In the evening, do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more
Cant sleep at night even with unisom tabs. i see spots in my vision an off balance next day . what will help?
?: 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
Last night taking 1 unisom didn't help. I really need to get sleep tonight. Is it safe to take 2 unisom just this once? Will it help?
It's not: Unidom is nothing more than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and you will regret the hangover tomorrow. You can try other more safe things like melatonin, sleepy time tea, or challenging yourself to reading a long chapter in a tedious book. A routine of exercise will help in making sleep easy. Also no noise or lights or electronics- and make your room cool= sleep hygiene. Take care. ...Read more
It s been roughly 5 hours since i took 8 unisom when will it be safe for me to take a few more I have been recently taking 8 unisom sleeping tablets e?
SEE YOUR DOCTOR!: Your problem is not just insomnia, you system is high energy and a complete pe with blood testing will help pin point the problem. The unisom will add to the confusion. Begin a self-care wellness program of exercise, vits, magnesium, sleep, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, stretching. Watch you caffeine intake too. I use acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Paradoxical effects: Can occur, that is, restlessness and difficulty falling and staying asleep. I believe the active substance is Diphenhydramine which isn't a long term solution. I recommend that if you have a long term persistent sleep disorder, that you get seen and assessed by a specialist instead of otc medications etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been unable to sleep lately & have been takin unisom & not working what will happen if i take 4 of them to get some rest?
Unisom: Not sure of your age or other medications taken along with these two. Best to consult your physician who prescribed them. ...Read more