Taking seizure meds also
25 Jul 2011
I think it might be best to ask the pharmacist on this one. There are many safe sleep aides but as far as which might be safe for a compromised liver and which you can take with your particular seizure meds, can't say with certainty. The usual over the counter sleep aids like Tylenol PM are not recommended as the acetominophen is not good for a compromised liver and the sleep aid in this formula, diphenhydramine, is also not good for a compromised liver. Another option is melatonin, another over the counter sleep aid, but I don't know if it can be taken with your particular siezure meds as I don't know what you take. Best to ask the pharmacist.
25 Jul 2011
I have coped with liver problems for decades, and the only really safe sleep aid is a warm bath and maybe some (low-fat) hot milk. Any prescription or OTC pill you take is processed by the liver and some of the minor ingredients are often irritating. Reading in bed works for me. Everything we eat, breathe or put on our skin is processed by the liver. I try to give mine every break it can get so it can create those miravulous new cells, the only organ in the body to do so.
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