UNISOM Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018066/001.

Names and composition

"UNISOM" is the commercial name of a drug composed of DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE.

Answered questions

Unisom sleep gel trip?
what does unisom sleep gel feel like and i many should i take Asked by Hollis Brownsberger 6 months ago.

What is Unisom Sleepgels Maximum Strength (diphenhydramine)? Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. Diphenhydramine blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body. Diphenhydramine is used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold. Diphenhydramine is also used to suppress coughs, to treat motion sickness, to induce sleep, and to treat mild forms of Parkinson's disease. Diphenhydramine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. What is the most important information I should know about Unisom Sleepgels Maximum Strength (diphenhydramine)? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Diphenhydramine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking diphenhydramine. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Unisom Sleepgels Maximum Strength (diphenhydramine)? Do not take diphenhydramine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A very dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma or increased pressure in the eye; a stomach ulcer; an enlarged prostate, bladder problems or difficulty urinating; an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism); hypertension or any type of heart problems; or asthma. You may not be able to take diphenhydramine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above. Diphenhydramine is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take diphenhydramine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Infants are especially sensitive to the effects of antihistamines, and side effects could occur in a breast-feeding baby. Do not take diphenhydramine without first talking to your doctor if you are nursing a baby. If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from diphenhydramine. You may require a lower dose of this medication. Answered by Judith Boscarello 6 months ago.

Unisom Sleep Gels Answered by Benedict Pagel 6 months ago.

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How often can Unisom tablets be taken?
I want to know what is "to frequently" with this drug... like it's okay to take how many nights a week, months? thanks Asked by Aleisha Friedline 6 months ago.

Unisom (doxylamine or diphenhydramine) is intended for short term use. For sleeping problems, take one tablet of Unisom 30 minutes before bedtime. If insomnia is not resolved in two weeks, there must be an underlying cause so you must consult a doctor instead of continuously taking Unisom. For cold symptoms, Unisom (doxylamine) usually is taken one tablet every 4-6 hours for 3 days. Unisom is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and it can also yield many side effects such as drowsiness or dizziness, inability to concentrate, muscular weakness and coordination, etc so be extra careful. Most importantly, do not drive if you are taking it and avoid alcohol or any other medications that can affect the CNS. Answered by Petrina Horace 6 months ago.

Why might your mom get any money off of you committing suicide? you're no longer thinking promptly. in case you commit suicide, your mom won't get a penny, so killing your self won't help her with paying a bill. in case you commit suicide, you will rip your mothers coronary heart to tiny little products and she or he will stay something of her life completely heartbroken and lonely through fact she does not have you ever anymore. Suicide is taking the undemanding way out. Your mom will locate the thank you to get the money to pay the bill a technique or the different and that i'm particular that she does not prefer you to be stressful approximately issues like that. basically given which you have melancholy and your mom is spending money on issues you like for it, she's doing it through fact she loves you and desires that could be useful you. that's what mum and dad do for their childrens. None of it is your fault and you may desire to no longer be blaming your self. Your mom might help you be attentive to, if she knew the form you have been feeling that none of it is your fault and which you would be able to desire to no longer be blaming your self or stressful approximately it. do no longer do something stupid like committing suicide. no count what's occurring on your life, you committing suicide won't help out everyone. if your mom can't pay the full bill all of sudden, then there are different the thank you to artwork out money and pay it slightly at a time until the full bill is paid off, which will make it greater undemanding on your mom to pay. So, this theory of yours to commit suicide, won't help your mom, it is going to harm your mom and that i'm particular you do no longer prefer that. Answered by Cherlyn Kasal 6 months ago.

The instructions are on the package. Read and follow them and do not take more than the recommended dosage of this or any medication. Answered by Edgar Hindley 6 months ago.

The sleeping pill unisom...?
tylonal pm doesn't work.. I usually take ambien cr but I'm just being lazy about going to the doctor... So any suggestions besides advil or tylonal would be best Asked by Delinda Genovese 6 months ago.

Actually Tylenol PM and Unisom have the exact same medication as their sleeping aid: diphenhydramine (aka, Benadryl). If you chew the cap it will speed absorption by about 5-10 minutes (the time it takes the gel cap to dissolve in the stomach). But if you just take liquid Benadryl, you'll get the same effect. Answered by Janee Brittin 6 months ago.

Unisom Gel Caps Answered by Roselle Ryle 6 months ago.

Instead of taking Unisom, you should take Tylenol PM; it is non-habit forming and works just as well. Answered by Angeles Dougharity 6 months ago.

Do unisom sleep tabs work?
and do they have any side effects or possibilites to become addicted? Asked by Dovie Meegan 6 months ago.

Unisom contains the drug Doxylamine succinate, which is actually an antihistamine with the side effect of making you drowsy. If things like benadryl or nyquil put you to sleep, its a good chance unisom will too. As for side effects they include dry mouth, ataxia, urinary retention, and drowsiness (remember its actually an allergy medication, not a sleep medication). As for addiction, I would say I believe no. However, they can become habit forming, as I have experienced. Eventually, after taking them for far longer than I should have, I found it difficult to fall asleep without them. That clears up (or it did for me) after not taking them for about a week or 2. I had been taking them nearly daily for almost a month, which I believe is actually not recommended, and printed right on the box. EDIT: Ataxia is the inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements. You will move like a drunk if this affects you in that way. Answered by Rosalina Deeds 6 months ago.

Anyone use unisom sleeping pills?
Not the gels...does it make you fall asleep fast? Does it actually work? Asked by Leonard Schaller 6 months ago.

Unisom works, but you shouldn't use it if you have trouble sleeping every night, as there are too many side effects (it's a strong medication). You should instead look for Nature Made Sleep Gels at your local pharmacy or drug store. They are all natural, and they give you natural melatonin and other ingredients that your body should be manufacturing to help you fall asleep (even though your body does not always allow this to happen), and can be used nightly without a doctor's supervision. If you do go the "drug" route such as Unisom Sleeping Pills, you should talk to your doctor about the side effects, and make sure that you have time to get at least 10-12 hours of sleep a night when you take them because that's how long their effectiveness lasts. Answered by Tinisha Granto 6 months ago.

Consequently, I completely agree with you and your views. Nevertheless, there is one fundamental flaw. Society can severely suffer from not only the loss of what you could have provided, but also the loss of productivity of those in your circle. You suffer as well, because for that terribly long second before unconsciousness, you will wonder what could have been, but realize that it now cant ever be. Then the other scenario comes into play, of surviving such an attempt. Sometimes our failure at physical death leads us to a suicide of life, or at least what it was. Here, you can lose what little things you did hold dear, making living even more painful. As far as a painless suicide there is none, it will at some extent physically hurt. Those seconds before losing consciousness breathing hurts and yet your body forces your dimming mind to suck in that breath despite that thousand pound monster lieing on your chest. Answered by Eliza Laubacher 6 months ago.

Unisom Price Answered by Sol Sabi 6 months ago.

Unisom Sleeping pills question.?
For the past two weeks, It's been hard for me to fall asleep at night. When I do, I always wake up at exactly 4:21 a.m every morning and it takes forever to fall back asleep. I'm 16 years old, is Unisom a good thing to start taking? Asked by Wen Batko 6 months ago.

Unisom works great and you can take it for morning sickness when your pregnant so I would think that it is milder than anything else out there. But, if you want to try something more natural, Valerian root works fantastic! It is what valium is made out of before they add all of the chemicals and crap. You can get it at a health food store/ walmart/ walgreens etc.. in the vitamin section. Answered by Tanika Debell 6 months ago.

unisom is a medicine for pregnants. better consult a doctor before u take a medicine Answered by Yu Alkema 6 months ago.

I take about 600mg of unisom every night. I know it is alot but I cant stop. What are the negative effects?
effects at 600mg doses everyday Asked by Jeanmarie Howerton 6 months ago.

UNISOM is the Brand Name and the Base drug is -Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. Diphenhydramine blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body. Diphenhydramine is used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold. Diphenhydramine is also used to suppress coughs, to treat motion sickness, to induce sleep, and to treat mild forms of Parkinson's disease.- Stop taking diphenhydramine and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives). Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take diphenhydramine and talk to your doctor if you experience * sleepiness, fatigue, or dizziness; * headache; * dry mouth; or * difficulty urinating or an enlarged prostate. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your pharmacist before taking other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or insomnia medications. These products may contain medicines similar to diphenhydramine, which could lead to an antihistamine overdose. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: * anxiety or sleep medicines such as alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), temazepam (Restoril), or triazolam (Halcion); * medications for depression such as amitriptyline (Elavil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), or paroxetine (Paxil); or * any other medications that make you feel drowsy, sleepy, or relaxed.- Answered by Jaqueline Elreda 6 months ago.

Well you should tell someone about this, like a friend or perhaps you should see a doctor or psychiatrist because this sounds like you have an eating disorder. It's good to that you admit that you have a problem because it's the first step to recovery. The next thing to do is to take action. Do something about it. You are only losing weight because you are depriving yourself of the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. You might have health issues in the future like heart problems, teeth problems, plus, you can die. The acid from your stomach(or intestines, I'm not sure) that comes back when you throw up will cause damage and decay to your back teeth.Yes you are losing weight but what if you go too far and believe that you are still fat when you aren't? Answered by Dania Luepke 6 months ago.

28 weeks should i take 3 unisom sleepling pills a night?
I have told my doctor i take unisom for sleep but i never told him how much, the thing is i started taking them a few weeks ago, i started with one, than after a while i built a tolerance, then two, and now im having to take 2 and a half to 3 tablets a night, i know its a safe medicine for pregnancy but should i... Asked by Agnes Chwalek 6 months ago.

I have told my doctor i take unisom for sleep but i never told him how much, the thing is i started taking them a few weeks ago, i started with one, than after a while i built a tolerance, then two, and now im having to take 2 and a half to 3 tablets a night, i know its a safe medicine for pregnancy but should i take that many i just cant sleep unless i do? btw i am 28 weeks 20 yrs old and 224 lbs! thanks! Answered by Ardath Wissman 6 months ago.

Which unisom are you taking? There are two unisom medications: diphenhydramine hydrochloride and Doxylamine succinate. You can probably get away with three diphenhydramine hydrochloride , beacuse the dosage is two (I have taken up to five, but I take it in the form of benedryl for severel allergic reactions) but I would not do that every night and definately NOT while pregnant. However I don't think you should take three Doxylamine succinate, the dosage is only one so you're tripling it which is not safe for you. If the correct dose of unisom is not working with you, talk to your doctor and see if there's something else he can do to treat the insomnia, for you and your baby! You need a healthy you to have a healthy baby! Answered by Xiao Swanston 6 months ago.

2-3 years ago I suffered an eating disorder so I've researched the shiyt out of this. Taking laxatives, in fact, doesn't make you to lose weight- people only say it does because most of the people taking laxatives are also starving themselves, thus the reason they're losing weight is because they're not eating, not because they're taking a laxative. I know you don't want to know about the health risks- so I'll lay off that. But on a weight perspective, the purpose of laxatives is to empty your bowel after you eat- which really occurs after the calories have been absorbed and the food has been digested. So taking them after a meal for weight control essentially wouldn't make sense, because you're trying to get rid of food that has already been absorbed. If you're taking laxatives on an empty stomach, all you're causing your body to do is to lose fluid. If you lost a lot of fluid that way, your body will start retaining water, which causes bloating. So even if you lose enough water-weight to knock pounds off the scale (I'm not sure if laxatives would even have that affect or not,) your body mass and amount of fat would stay the same, so you couldn't tell from a physical aspect. Anyways, since you'll just be bloated up, your mind would tell you that you need to take MORE laxatives so you can lose more weight and eventually knock off some body mass- which won't ever happen, because that's not what laxatives do... in conclusion: No. Laxatives would not help you lose weight. They'll just make you bloated and retain water. Answered by Alishia Stritzke 6 months ago.

That still seems like alot. It's naturally hard to sleep when you are pregnant, and sometimes you have to kind of deal with it. i would wait, take whatever is the normal dose, and ask the doctor tomorrow if it's something that's okay to do. Even though you have built up the tolerance, doesn't mean the baby has. Good luck! Answered by Senaida Somdah 6 months ago.

I've heard that Unisom & Tylenol PM are both safe for pregnancy. I would still try and cut back. Answered by Stephnie Tenharmsel 6 months ago.

Consult your DR immediately you may need something stronger or something else to help you relax. Sleep meds are very addictive and your risking you life and your childs life by taking too many...no matter how much you weigh....Its Very dangerous, please call your DR and let them know, ask for help, for something different. Good luck~ Answered by Dortha Pendergast 6 months ago.

You need to ask your doctor this question!! Medicines that are rated safe for pregnacy(or anything else) are rated by the recomended dosage. You are already paying your doctor, ask him. Answered by Shad Reimel 6 months ago.


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