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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Can I take a sleep aid with valerian root with zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I take a sleep aid with valerian root with zoloft (sertraline)?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Have sertraline 50mg and two bottles of wine and a Omer counter sleeping aid as like to relax, is it ok?

Have sertraline 50mg and two bottles of wine and a Omer counter sleeping aid as like to relax, is it ok?

Depression: 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

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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?

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?

Probably no problem: There is no known problme of ThermoHeat interacting with sertraline. ON the other had, the interaction has not been studiied, so one can't say for certain that there will be no problem. You must proceed with no flags of danger, but without full medical endorsement. ...Read more

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Otc sleep aids that can mesh with zoloft (sertraline)?

Otc sleep aids that can mesh with zoloft (sertraline)?

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

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I take 100mg sertraline daily. Is it okay to take melatonin supplements to aid sleep whilst flying to other side of world?

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

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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

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

Otcs are safe: But that is not to say that they work well. Before trying one, consult your prescriber to give feedback that the clonazepam is not working. ...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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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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Hello doctors, I need a sleep aid recomendation?

Hello doctors, I need a sleep aid recomendation?

Sleep aid: Otc aids include melatonin, diphenhydramine, and herbals such as valerian root and chamomile. Prescription aids include ambien, Lunesta, sonata, (zaleplon) anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety meds. ...Read more

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Does nyquil sleep aid have asprin in it?

Does nyquil sleep aid have asprin in it?

In reviewing a: Variety of nyquil products - note that some contained acetominophen (but did not see Aspirin listed). ...Read more

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Is jujube a good sleep aid and is it safe?

Is jujube a good sleep aid and is it safe?

It sure is...: At least for mice. I found only a mouse study looking at this effect of jujube. (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17479419). It appears to have components that are sedative and without noticeable side effects. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hydroxyzine a good sleep aid?

Help docs, is hydroxyzine a good sleep aid?

It can help: Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine, and is often prescribed as a sleep aid. It is a bit like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and makes people drowsy, and often a bit groggy in the morning. It seems to make people less anxious as well. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use clonazepam as a sleep aid?

Is it okay to use clonazepam as a sleep aid?

Short term: Is ok.

After a few weeks you should discontinue.

If still problem? Sleep expert doctor. ...Read more

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Vit B12 sub lingual as sleep aid? How effective?

Vit B12 sub lingual as sleep aid? How effective?

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

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What is a safe OTC sleep aid for insomnia? Is melatonin ok?

What is a safe OTC sleep aid for insomnia? Is melatonin ok?

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

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Would it be a bad idea to take a sleep-aid after drinking coffee?

Would it be a bad idea to take a sleep-aid after drinking coffee?

Not a good idea: Just don't drink the coffee. Don't eat, drink alcohol or exercise within 2 hours of sleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use childrens benedryl for sleep aid if you have anxiety.

Is it safe to use childrens benedryl for sleep aid if you have anxiety.

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

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Can I take adipex during the day and nyquil sleep aid at night to sleep?

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

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Is it okay to take Xanax (alprazolam) with an over-the-counter sleep aid?

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Is it okay to take Xanax (alprazolam) with an over-the-counter sleep aid?

Xanax (alprazolam): Depends on the dose & timing of the xanax (alprazolam). Occasional use of sleep aid might be ok, but talk to your prescribing doc. First. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more