Taking seizure meds also
Liver and Pancreatic Disease - What sleep aid is safe if you have liver disease?
Question posted by lindseybranton on 25 July 2011
Last updated on 15 July 2022 by dragonmist
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.
I believe you can take benadryl without too much cause for concern. I had a similar liver problem, & a liver specialist told me it was ok to use the benadryl of 50mg. to help with sleep. Of course your own physician is the one to ask this question...
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 acetaminophen 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.
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