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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) pm to help me sleep @ night?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) pm to help me sleep @ night?

Advil (ibuprofen) PM: Contains 38 mg of diphenhydramine citrate which can aid with sleep. However, it also contains 200 mg of ibuprofen. If you aren't treating pain/ inflammation & don't need the ibuprofen – then a medication that doesn't contain ibuprofen may be a better option. Try sleep hygiene before going to sleep medications. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I take half of a 200mg ibuprofen nighttime capsule at bedtime to help me sleep. Is there any harm in doing this? If so, is there an alternative? Thx!

I take half of a 200mg ibuprofen nighttime capsule at bedtime to help me sleep. Is there any harm in doing this? If so, is there an alternative? Thx!

Some people have: Problems with NSAID's. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading or warm bath. ...Read more

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How can I explain to my doctor that I want to stop. Taking advil (ibuprofen). Pm. And something to help fall asleep and something to decrease appetite.

How can I explain to my doctor that I want to stop. Taking advil (ibuprofen). Pm. And something to help fall asleep and something to decrease appetite.

Advice for you:: Insomnia is best treated without medication. Please go to the following sites for help with insomnia: Paste Link into search box:.bit. Ly/1H64Naf. Bit. Ly/1BBVVRw. Bit. Ly/1xdjIr5.....Unfortunately, when it comes to weight loss "diet pills" to suppress appetite are ineffective. Almost all gain the weight back and then some:.bit. Ly/1wfMasG. Bit. Ly/1ybbG2S ...Read more

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I had baby #4, 9 months ago. I run 5 miles a couple of days each week. My knees ache for days afterward causing take ibuprofen to fall asleep.

I had baby #4, 9 months ago. I run 5 miles a couple of days each week. My knees ache for days afterward causing take ibuprofen to fall asleep.

Worn out knees: You probably have worn out the cartilage in your knees from excessive running and knee ligament laxity.

Prolotherapy offers the best form of treatment to preserve the knees and allow you to resume running safely.

Visit www. Getprolo. Com or aaomed. Org for information and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with a headache and severe neck pain. I took an Ativan (0.5 mg) to calm myself and fall back asleep. Would it be safe to take an ibuprofen?

I woke up with a headache and severe neck pain. I took an Ativan (0.5 mg) to calm myself and fall back asleep. Would it be safe to take an ibuprofen?

Neck Pain Concerned: QHall,
I think you should see a doctor. Waking up with headache and severe neck pain could be serious. Any fever?
Ibuprofen is safe to take following label directions.
Dont let this go. Get medical attention.
Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvania ...Read more

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I've taken 40mg of amitriptyline, will it help me sleep?

I've taken 40mg of amitriptyline, will it help me sleep?

Elavil (amitriptyline): It often does but not always. Getting sleepy is a side effect of this older antidepressant and the dose is from 10mg to 150 mg a day usually. ...Read more

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I cant sleep at all. Can I take vicodin to help me sleep?

I cant sleep at all. Can I take vicodin to help me sleep?

No. Don't take: Narcotics for sleep. Have you considered Melatonin, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy
Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ( (Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep ...Read more

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I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help me sleep, is this safe?

I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help me sleep, is this safe?

This is a muscle: Relaxant. I would not be playing doctor and self prescribing. I would not recommend you take this to help you sleep. If your having trouble sleeping see your doctor who likely would be prescribing you something else not flexaril. ...Read more

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Can I take herbal nytol tablets to help me sleep if I take CITALOPRAM?

Can I take herbal nytol tablets to help me sleep if I take CITALOPRAM?

Citalopram, Oxybutyn: I understand your distress.
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Citalopram and Oxybutynin can cause insomnia, depression, rash, itching.
Oxybutynin can cause fungal infection and urinary tract infection.
Using Nytol with Citalopram may increase dizziness, some impairment in thinking and judgment.
See Urologist
See Psychiatrist for Citalopram effects and Thera ...Read more

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I take polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) tablets. Help me sleep?

I take polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) tablets. Help me sleep?

Yes and no: It may help you think you are sleeping but you won't go thrpugh the stages of sleep normally and after awhile actually feel sleep deprived even if sleeping 8 hours. ...Read more

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Which essential oil can I apply to the bottom of my feet to help me sleep?

Which essential oil can I apply to the bottom of my feet to help me sleep?

I do not: Know of any with any medical proof of working. If I was choosing one according to folklore I would go with something with lavender in it. (is there such a thing?). ...Read more

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I took benadryl to help me sleep but im fighting a nasty cold can I take tissin dm?

I took benadryl to help me sleep but im fighting a nasty cold can I take tissin dm?

You can, but: If you are not allergic to the contents and have a cold, taking an OTC med with DM (dextromethorphan) may be taken and should help you sleep. I would not recommend taking the Benadryl and the OTC med with DM together. You can also check with your primary care MD. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping, I wake up every 10 minutes. What can I do to help me sleep?

I have trouble sleeping, I wake up every 10 minutes. What can I do to help me sleep?

Thing to help: Avoid caffeine, avoid alchol. Meditate, reduce stress in your life. Exercise more in the afternoon. Melatonin can help with your sleep. Sleep in a dark and quiet room. No tv or compute for a couple of hours before bed. Keep a consistent bedtime and wake time. If these don't help see a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Hi I am taking diazipam for my panick attacks can I take a zopiclone to help me sleep?

Hi I am taking diazipam for my panick attacks can I take a zopiclone to help me sleep?

Panic and sleep: Using 2 sedating, habituating substances at the same time is a dangerous practice -- & I recommend against it. Has your physician prescribed these to you? Also, diazepam is not sufficient treatment for panic attacks, so please get evaluation & well-rounded treatment with a psychiatrist & psychologist for this and your sleep disturbance. They may both be part of the same problem, or not. ...Read more

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Not every night, but most I take a tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 to help me sleep. Just one. Unhealthy?

Not every night, but most I take a tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 to help me sleep. Just one. Unhealthy?

Probably: If you are taking a narcotic every night then there is a problem. You should have a really good discussion with your doctor about why you need Codeine every night to go to sleep. Something might need more attention. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks preganant, I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to help me sleep. With this hurt the baby at all?

I'm 5 weeks preganant, I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to help me sleep. With this hurt the baby at all?

Other options:: 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows.
4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room.
5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs. ...Read more

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I use gabapentin for my anxiety and to help me sleep. What am I supposed to feel while on it? I don't think it's working

I use gabapentin for my anxiety and to help me sleep. What am I supposed to feel while on it? I don't think it's working

See provider: More physicians are using gabapentin for anxiety but the medications has a wide range of doses so you may need more or need a different medication See provider to first increase it to get to the right dose to help you ...Read more

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Yesterday around 4 am after a night of drinking I took 125mg of diphenhydramine hci to help me sleep. How long till it is out of my system?

Yesterday around 4 am after a night of drinking I took 125mg of diphenhydramine hci to help me sleep. How long till it is out of my system?

Risky business: Theoretically, the half-life of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 8 hours. But you took. A whopping dose, a real benadryl-alcohol mickey finn. That can lead to dizziness, drowsiness ; potential overdose. Don't drive till you're sure you're alert. Btw, I hope you don't choose to do this to yourself again. Drugs ; drinking don't mix. We don't want you to join the " 29 club"! ...Read more

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I'm having difficulty sleeping I go to bed 12 or 1 in the morning and wake up at 10 am should I be concerned or do something to help me sleep?

I'm having difficulty sleeping I go to bed 12 or 1 in the morning and wake up at 10 am should I be concerned or do something to help me sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Here are some suggestions: (1) try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day; (2) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; (3) relax before bed; (3) if possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning; (4) don't lie in bed awake (get up and relax a while); (5) control your room temperature (keep it cool). ...Read more

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What can I take to help me sleep while breastfeeding. My baby sleeps well but I often wake and struggle to return to sleep because I feel anxious.

Talk to O B: No reason to feel anxious you and your baby are doing fine. Talk to your OB for help. And do not sleep with your baby in the same bed. ...Read more

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I have been taking 20mg of Lexapo for 3 months but I think my anxiety increases when I take it. I also take 1 mg clonazepam at night to help me sleep.

I have been taking 20mg of Lexapo for 3 months but I think my anxiety increases when I take it. I also take 1 mg clonazepam at night to help me sleep.

Try something else.: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant that will help with your anxiety level as well but if you have taken it for at least 6 weeks and you feel that it increases your anxiety, talk to your doctor to see if you could try another antidepressant. The Klonopin is an anti-anxiety medication that can also help you sleep but it can be habit-forming so it can not be use on a long term period. ...Read more

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I took 10 ml of robutusin dm an hour ago and two bennedryl. I am hacking my head off and want something to help me sleep. When can I take NyQuil safe?

I took 10 ml of robutusin dm an hour ago and two bennedryl. I am hacking my head off and want something to help me sleep. When can I take NyQuil safe?

Coughing: How old are you and how much do you weigh? It should be safe but will help to know this information first. Consult with any of our MDs to help you get better faster. ...Read more

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I took a small dose of Trazodone to help me sleep. I didn't know it interacts with Wellbutrin until I looked it up today. Am I going to be ok? I still

I took a small dose of Trazodone to help me sleep. I didn't know it interacts with Wellbutrin until I looked it up today. Am I going to be ok? I still

Psychiatric Medicati: Blood level of trazodone will ^ on this med combo. Chance of seizures may also occur. BUT, this combination is used together often. There is a potential for a drug interaction but that does not mean that one will occur. You will likely be fine. Try not to worry. Make sure that you only take psychotropic medications that were prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Hello. I took 10mg of Temazepam about 3 hours ago, it's done nothing to help me sleep. Is it safe to take 5mg of valium now? I'm on no other medicatio

Hello. I took 10mg of Temazepam about 3 hours ago, it's done nothing to help me sleep. Is it safe to take 5mg of valium now? I'm on no other medicatio

Depends: Depends on what the bottle is labelled. These are controlled medications and should be taken as directed on bottle.
Can consult your pharmacist as they have a list of your prescriptions if in doubt of how to use them.
See a Doctor for insomnia treatment if you are medicating yourself. Best way to get better faster. ...Read more

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