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Side effects from taking OTC sleeping medications for long periods of time?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: OTC medications

Residual side effects from the actual medication.
Also most are antihistamines that are sedating so there is tolerance and dependence potential. You may need more over time and if you stop taking them the insomnia gets worse.

In brief: OTC medications

Residual side effects from the actual medication.
Also most are antihistamines that are sedating so there is tolerance and dependence potential. You may need more over time and if you stop taking them the insomnia gets worse.
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