What was the active ingredient in Sominex?
Active Ingredient (in Each Caplet): Diphenhydramine HCl (50 mg). Inactive Ingredients: Carnauba Wax, Crospovidone, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, FD&C Blue 1 Aluminum Lake, Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyethylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Silicon Dioxide, Starch, Titanium Dioxide.
Is Benadryl same as Sominex?
Diphenhydramine and promethazine are both marketed by names other than Sominex for several indications including and besides their use as sleep aids. For example, diphenhydramine is sold under the brand name Benadryl as an anti-histamine for use against allergies.
Is Sominex safe to take every night?
Sominex is only for short-term use until your symptoms clear up. Taking too much Sominex can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or death.
Is doxylamine safe than diphenhydramine?
Both are types of sedating antihistamines, but each has a slightly different effect. Diphenhydramine HCI tends to be milder with fewer side-effects, while Doxylamine Succinate is more effective over a longer term. While OTC sleep aids are non-habit forming, they still need to be used with care.
What’s the difference between Sominex and Nytol?
Both Sominex and Nytol use different antihistamines that have a sedative effect to help induce sleep in people that are suffering short term sleep disturbances. Sominex contains the antihistamine promethazine whereas Nytol contains diphenhydramine. Both products work in the same way and may cause similar side effects.
Can I take two Sominex?
Swallow Sominex Night with water. Adults (including the elderly) and adolescents 16 years and over: Take 2 tablets about 20 minutes before bedtime. Do not take more than 2 tablets per night.
How long before bed should I take Sominex?
To prevent motion sickness, take your dose 30 minutes before starting activity such as travel. To help you sleep, take your dose about 30 minutes before bedtime. If you continue to have difficulty sleeping for longer than 2 weeks, contact your doctor.
How long before bed should you take Sominex?
Take 1 tablet about 20 minutes before bedtime. Do not take more than 1 tablet per night. When taking Sominex Night at bedtime, you may take other tablets containing paracetamol during the day but do not take more than 3,000mg paracetamol (including this product) in any 24 hours with at least 4 to 6 hours between doses.
Is it OK to take Unisom every night?
Can I take Unisom every night? No. Unisom is intended as a temporary sleep aid and should not be taken for more than two weeks. 4 If you need ongoing help falling asleep, speak to your healthcare provider.