Nighttime Sleep Aid

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What is Nighttime Sleep Aid?

Diphenhydramine belongs to a group of medications known as antihistamines. Antihistamines are used to treat symptoms caused by Allergies, including itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and skin irritation.

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Nighttime Sleep Aid Indication

Diphenhydramine belongs to a group of medications known as antihistamines. Antihistamines are used to treat symptoms caused by Allergies, including itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and skin irritation. Diphenhydramine also causes drowsiness, and can be used by adults and children 12 years of age and older who occasionally have trouble sleeping (Insomnia). The effects of diphenhydramine can last for up to 6 hours.

If you have trouble sleeping, do not take Nighttime Sleep Aid for more than a few nights in a row. Talk to your doctor about other treatment options suitable for you if you have chronic (long-term) insomnia that persists for more than a few nights at a time.

Nighttime Sleep Aid may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Nighttime Sleep Aid may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Nighttime Sleep Aid may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Nighttime Sleep Aid for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Nighttime Sleep Aid, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Nighttime Sleep Aid without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Nighttime Sleep Aid to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Nighttime Sleep Aid if their doctor has not prescribed it.

Nighttime Sleep Aid Dosage

The usual dose for adults and children 12 years of age and older to help with sleep is 25 mg to 50 mg taken by mouth at bedtime. Some people may only need to take 25 mg at bedtime if they are drowsy in the morning (e.g., they find it interferes with their daily activities) after taking the 50 mg dose.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take Nighttime Sleep Aid exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Store Nighttime Sleep Aid at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Nighttime Sleep Aid Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Nighttime Sleep Aid with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Nighttime Sleep Aid. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • chest congestion
  • Constipation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth, nose, and throat
  • headache
  • inability to concentrate
  • increased perspiration
  • nausea or vomiting
  • restlessness
  • upset stomach

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • decreased muscle coordination
  • difficulty in passing urine
  • excitation (especially in children)
  • insomnia
  • muscle weakness
  • nervousness
  • rapid heart rate
  • vision problems

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • chest tightness
  • skin rash or Hives
  • wheezing

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Nighttime Sleep Aid.

Nighttime Sleep Aid Available form

Nighttime Sleep Aid is available as a 25 mg tablet.

Nighttime Sleep Aid Contraindications

Do not take Nighttime Sleep Aid if you:

  • are allergic to diphenhydramine or any ingredients of the medication
  • have an enlarged prostate
  • have an obstructed bladder
  • have Asthma or chronic lung disease
  • have certain stomach conditions (e.g., stenosing peptic ulcer or pyloroduodenal obstruction)
  • have narrow-angle Glaucoma
  • have taken an antidepressant medication known as a MAO inhibitor (e.g., Phenelzine, Tranylcypromine, Linezolid) within the past 2 weeks

Nighttime Sleep Aid Precautions

There may be an interaction between diphenhydramine and any of the following:

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with Nighttime Sleep Aid. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

Nighttime Sleep Aid Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Nighttime Sleep Aid.

Bladder or urinary problems: Diphenhydramine can worsen symptoms of bladder problems. If you have a history of bladder problems, discuss with your doctor how Nighttime Sleep Aid may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Nighttime Sleep Aid, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Drowsiness/reduced alertness: Avoid driving or operating machinery until you have determined that you do not become drowsy during the day or experience impaired mental or physical abilities while taking Nighttime Sleep Aid. Alcohol, sedatives, and pain medications can increase the side effects (e.g., drowsiness, inability to concentrate) of Nighttime Sleep Aid. Do not undertake any activities that require alertness until you know how Nighttime Sleep Aid affects you.

High blood pressure: If you have high blood pressure, discuss with your doctor how Nighttime Sleep Aid may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Nighttime Sleep Aid, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Lung problems: Nighttime Sleep Aid can make breathing problems worse. If you have lung problems such as asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (COPD), discuss with your doctor how Nighttime Sleep Aid may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Nighttime Sleep Aid, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Medical conditions: For some people, insomnia is caused by other medical conditions. If you have trouble sleeping for longer than 2 weeks, contact your doctor before taking Nighttime Sleep Aid.

Thyroid disease: People with thyroid disease should discuss with their doctor how Nighttime Sleep Aid may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Nighttime Sleep Aid, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Pregnancy: Nighttime Sleep Aid should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: Nighttime Sleep Aid may pass into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking diphenhydramine, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children: Diphenhydramine is not recommended for use as a sleep aid for children less than 12 years of age.

Seniors: Seniors may experience more side effects with Nighttime Sleep Aid. Talk to your doctor before taking Nighttime Sleep Aid.

Nighttime Sleep Aid frequently asked questions

How To Buy Nighttime Sleep Aid Online?

You can buy Nighttime Sleep Aid online at PocketPills if you already have a valid prescription from your doctor. You can get started by uploading your prescription, ordering a refill by transferring any existing medications to our pharmacy or talking to one of our Canadian Doctors to get an online prescription. Get started now!

How To Get a Prescription for Nighttime Sleep Aid?

You can consult a Canadian doctor online at pocketpills.com. Our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you receive a prescription, you'll have the option to have it delivered to your door in discreet packaging and at no additional cost!. Click here to get an online prescription today!

Can I Get Same-Day Delivery?

Yes! We do provide same-day delivery in select areas. We do next business day delivery and can also ship overnight as well.

How Much is Shipping Cost for Nighttime Sleep Aid in Canada?

Shipping cost for Nighttime Sleep Aid to you in Canada is zero. Pocketpills offers FREE shipping anywhere in Canada to help you get access to treatment.

How to get Nighttime Sleep Aid delivered to my home?

You could get Nighttime Sleep Aid delivered at your doorstep from us in Canada if you ordered prescription medications with a valid prescription. If you are not sure if we deliver to your area, contact us.

How to get Nighttime Sleep Aid in Canada for free?

You can get Nighttime Sleep Aid for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get Nighttime Sleep Aid for free.

Can I consult a doctor online to get Nighttime Sleep Aid?

Yes. You can book a consultation online with a Canadian doctor here with us at PocketPills to see if you qualify for a prescription to order Nighttime Sleep Aid.

Can I buy Nighttime Sleep Aid without a prescription?

You need a valid prescription to buy Nighttime Sleep Aid from us. Contact us if you need a prescription. One of our doctors can give you a telephone call at your convenience.

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