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What exactly is the strongest over-the-counter sleeping pills you can buy?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Nothing FDA apprvd

So over the counter sleep aids are primarily fda approved antihistamines mostly.
The others are herbal supplements that are known for the sedating/tranquillizing properties. If something like Diphenhydramine works (generic benadryl). One or 2 tablets is quite potent and unfortunately will contribute to daytime hangover. Trial and error and if taking something everyday, talk to your doctor.

In brief: Nothing FDA apprvd

So over the counter sleep aids are primarily fda approved antihistamines mostly.
The others are herbal supplements that are known for the sedating/tranquillizing properties. If something like Diphenhydramine works (generic benadryl). One or 2 tablets is quite potent and unfortunately will contribute to daytime hangover. Trial and error and if taking something everyday, talk to your doctor.
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