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Zoloft Sleep Aid
I take 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning. Is there an over-the-counter sleep aid I can take that won't counteract?
Slight issue: There are some in vitro and animal studies indicating that valerian could moderately inhibit one of the liver enzymes (cyp 3a4) necessary to process zoloft (sertraline). However, zoloft (sertraline) has multiple metabolic pathways so you should be okay if using less than 1000mg/day of valerian. Make sure your preparation is made from only the root, and not the whole plant. ...Read more
I was recently put on 5omg of zoloft (sertraline) and was also prescribed lorazepam 1mg as a sleep aid is it safe to take these together?
Yes, safe: Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more
What is the best over the counter sleep aid for zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg induced insomnia? I also take 40mg of propranolol 2x a day and. 5 clonazepam as needed
Chat w/ur Family Doc: Discuss your concerns w/your prescribing doc, whether Family Doc or Psychiatrist. You didn't mention why you're taking your med combo but I personally would try to stay away from Clonazepam & other benzodiazepines which can be addictive. Before adding 4th drug to your regimen, have you tried taking Sertraline in morning to see if you can sleep better later? Short of that, ask doc about changing rx ...Read more
I just started taking zoloft startingstarting 25mg then increasing to 50mg in the morning. Is there an over-the-counter sleeping aid I can take?
Benadryl, melatonin: You can try an antihistamine Benadryl 25 - 100 mg at night or Melatonin 2.5 - 5 mg at night. You may take up to 10 mg of melatonin at night to help you sleep if needed. Otherwise, try exercising in the AM, astretching out at night, avoiding meals and stressful activities right before bedtime to help you get a good night's sleep. ...Read more
Have sertraline 50mg and two bottles of wine and a Omer counter sleeping aid as like to relax, is it ok?
It seems that stressors in your life have affected you a great deal, have caused depression and led to excessive use of Alcohol.
Your life is precious!
Mixing 2 bottles of wine with Sertraline and over the counter sleeping medication can cause harm.
Please go to emergency room for diagnosis, followed by inpatient Psychiatric treatment. ...Read more
I am currently taking Zoloft (sertraline) and would like to start taking Thermo Heat Nighttime before bed to aid with sleep and fat burning. Is there a problem?
Not a problem: Over the counter sleeping pills (usually containing Diphenhydramine or benadryl) should not be used regularly as they cause daytime sleepiness, decreased attention and memory, and tolerance develops. However, there is no specific problem in taking them with sertraline (zoloft). ...Read more
I take 100mg sertraline daily. Is it okay to take melatonin supplements to aid sleep whilst flying to other side of world?
Absolutely OK: Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland. Melatonin levels decline predictably with age. Melatonin supplementation has a wide range of beneficial effects--not just as a sleep aid. It is a "regulator of regulators, " and helps maintain circadian rhythms of other hormones, as well. Doses as high as 500 mg/day have been taken for prolonged periods without adverse effects. ...Read more
Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and. 5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe
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
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
Not likely. . .: Vitamin b12, whether oral, sublingual or injected, is not really thought of or prescribed as a sleeping aid. If anything, people ask for B12 shots to pump up their energy (which is more likely a placebo or sugar pill effect than anything real). Diphenhydramine is otc added to Acetaminophen to aid in sleep. However, it's associated w/dry eyes, dry mouth, urinary retention & constipation + confusion. ...Read more
I can find no reasons why not!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Melatonin: Melatonin is a very safe and effective substance for insomnia. We naturally produce melatonin in our pineal gland every evening, because the release is triggered by low light or darkness in the environment. If you are under artificial light, melatonin is produced but not released. Also, it has been found that it is an antitumoral agent. Sometimes melatonin needs higher doses, up to 20 mg is safe. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, the two are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes & no: It is the main component (or only component) of most over the counter sleep aids. It can be of benefit to some, but it is in & out of your system in about 4 hours, which may not help you if anxiety is your issue. It has also been shown to lessen the amount of deep restorative sleep achieved. ...Read more
See below: Adipex maybe the reason you're not sleeping, what is a milligram dosage are taking? You can take them both as you prescribed. Although I would not advise it... Talk to your doctor why you're not sleeping. I suspect it is a adipex! ...Read more
Yes.: It will be ok. Don't overdo any of these though. ...Read more
No: The 2 medications are compatible.Get a more detailed answer ›
The two: Drugs will not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›