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User Reviews for Doxylamine

Also known as: Aldex AN, Aldex AN Chewable, Care One Sleep Aid, Doxytex, Equaline Sleep Aid, Equate Sleep Aid, Fast Sleep, Medi-Sleep, Nighttime Sleepaid, Nytol Maximum Strength, Sleep Aid, Unisom SleepTabs

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For Insomnia: "[History]- I had started taking melatonin (3mg) to help me sleep, shortly after my divorce. As my body 'adjusted' to it, I began to increase the dose, eventually (over several years) working up to 30mg. Well, not too long after that, I desperately needed to be put on Testosterone therapy (my level was 'zilch'). Lo-and-behold, it had JUST been determined that MEN should NOT take large doses of melatonin for that very reason! Looking for *natural* aids, I found that drinking ("wild"/"black") cherry juice can improve the quality of your sleep ... BUT, it does so by boosting the amount of the melatonin in the body(!) Skip THAT one.... I then tried Valerian Root, which proved equally effective. "

   
10

ThomasMD (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 13, 2017

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I'm a 43 yr old healthy female who has had recent spinal disc degeneration so pain has been tough. Sleep was always elusive a bit except when exercise a big part of my life; now sleep has gotten more unobtainable. I used to get rx ambien but as predicted, it stopped working quickly with tolerance (non-addictive like unisom, but habit-forming and awful on memory - be wary of zolpidem/ambien.) Unisom and its generic have contributed to depression and ill feelings. I think this is quite literally as the bottle reads, for OCCASIONAL sleeplessness. Wishing it worked more regularly."

   
2.0

LCGA (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 23, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I am a 43 year-old healthy female and have suffered from insomnia due to stress and/or alcohol withdrawals on and off for years, and have taken almost everything except Lunesta, from natural to prescription remedies. This works but literally only once - it's like a tolerance is built up even faster than zopiclone. I hate the groggy feeling it leaves, and over time I think it has contributed to depressive disorder. I'd say the box is right - not for continued use."

   
2.0

ECG (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 9, 2016

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For Insomnia: "garbage."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 8, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have had insomnia since a hysterectomy in 2009, so began taking benadryl but that had the opposite effect on me & I became very jittery w/ "restless leg syndrome", so tried Unisom 25mg nightly. I have been taking Unisom now for 6 years and it has worked pretty well to help me sleep at night. However, 2 months ago I developed a fast & irregular heart rhythm. I am a nurse, so listened to my heart and could hear the missed beats when I felt them. It felt like I had just ran up a flight of stairs but I wasn't out of breath. My heart was just beating very rapidly and irregular. Couldn't figure out why I was having palpitations so quit taking & saw Dr. Diminished palpitations since I quit taking & all my heart tests and labs are normal."

   
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TQ November 1, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I'm currently 27 weeks pregnant, I've been having some trouble sleeping so I decided to take unisome, I've never felt so restless in my life! I'm wide awake, dry mouth, awful taste in my mouth. I think it had the opposite effect on me, I feel sleepy but just cannot fall asleep. Very frustrating, gonna have to find another solution."

   
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Jkjosy (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I go to the gym late at night after work. I take a high stimulant pre workout powder prior to my workout which doesn't allow me to sleep till hours after my late night workout. Took 2 unisom pills and knocked out within 20 min. Good solid sleep"

   
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IR October 10, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I am a nurse and struggled with sleep while on night shift. I took half a Doxylamine (Restavit) and slept well. An hour after waking I then went into fast atrial fibrillation (HR 160 - 200), I ended up in emergency needing D/C Cardio-version to revert me back to a normal rhythm. Though I have colleagues who have had good results with this medicine I had a terrible experience and will never take it again. POTENTIALLY a very dangerous drug!!!! be careful."

   
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Aussie Nurse October 8, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "Today, my 1st time taking unisom. I took a unisom gel at 20:07and its 22:00 already and still wide awake. Since it's only been 2hrs the side effects haven't Kik in yet (if I even get them) I heard its supposed to make you fall asleep 30 mins after taking it well so far to me is not working."

   
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Stylepgrl September 22, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Best stuff ever ! I've been stressed out lately and not sleeping well at all . Toss , turn , uncomfortable at times . I tried a Unisom Gel Cap - it didn't do a thing . These little BLUE PILLS work . I took the entire pill and rested to say that I slept soundly for 8+ hours ! Highly recommend !!!!"

   
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Springtime123 September 9, 2016

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For Insomnia: "The Unisom Tabs 25 MG does not work for me even if I take 2 tablets. I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea about 5 years ago and have gone from taking the of the "Z" pill (6 MG) to taking the extended release "Z" pill (12.5 MG). Decided to try to wean myself off for the past week by taking only half a dose of the "Z" pill and amazing that worked. Now, trying the Unisom Tabs and trying to give it a week before I refill the "Z" tabs. As I sit here, I am tired on night 2, but still don't think I am tired enough to fall asleep."

   
1.0

dathib (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "This is the first time I took unisom. I'm pregnant and have been having trouble sleeping. I took it the first night and I as asleep within 30 minutes. It was the best sleep I've had in awhile and woke up feeling great but the second night taking it didn't go so well. It didn't make me drowsy one bit. I tried taking a second pill and nothing worked. I'm not sure why it worked the first night for me but not the second. :("

   
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Trissy August 22, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Used to be on Vicodin but addictive. Decided to go otc with sleep aid 50mg. Worked great. I'll be going down to 25 mg after a week of use until I can just use valerian root. But it does work for me."

   
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Heavenly sleep August 14, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I break the 25 MG tbs into THIRDS and take it about an hour before bed. I try to have at least 7 hours for sleeping. More is better. Only feel groggy when my sleep time is less than 7 hours. Love it! I also use the generic versions."

   
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Sleepisode after menopause (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 6, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I am 24 years old, I had to stay awake during the nights of the last week due to a university exam. four days after the exam is finished i can not sleep well because my bed time has changed. and i feel so tired during the day. last night at 2:45 am I took one (50 mg) Tab and after 30 - 40 min i slept deeply. At 9:00 am (after 6 hours) I woke up feeling little bit heavy and sleepy, so I went beck to sleep for another 2 hours. After that I woke up feeling fresh and energetic like if i had a good continous sleep through the night."

   
8.0

DooDi (taken for less than 1 month) June 11, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have been using this drug (known in Australia as Restavit). I can only use half a tablet because it is so strong. Last night my girlfriend used it with disastrous consequences. She slept walked and talked the entire night. Several times she apparently awoke only to begin babbling back in her dream state. She was constantly getting up and walking around, turning on lights. She was crying uncontrollably at times for half an hour at a time. This morning she has no recollection of any of it. I will keep using it. She will not."

   
6.0

Xavier5 May 29, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I'm a 23 yr old with severe anxiety and insomnia and my insomnia has been getting worse over the past few months. I can't remember the last time I slept through the night or fell asleep in less than three hours. Melatonin did nothing for me and Benadryl didn't do much either. I tried unisom last night. I fell asleep much faster than usual- probably took me about 30 minutes. But after 2 1/2 hrs I was awake again. I couldn't fall back to sleep. I tried looking up if I could take another 25mg (I had taken 50mg before I went to sleep) but I couldn't find anything about whether 75mgs total is too much? I'm frustrated because it put me to sleep so quickly, and I slept heavily, but it lasted so short a time that it barely made a difference."

   
3.0

Rosietuck May 11, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "Couldn't sleep last night. Finally at 3 am, I looked in cabinet and found this. I took 2 blue tablets. 30 mins i was asleep. Friend texted at 10 am, woke up and I was extremely groggy, unsteady, heavy eyelids. Just felt weird. I drank a cup of coffee and still groggy. Hours later, i still felt bad. Went back to bed at 2ish. I decided to check out what the heck happened. Looks like I took to much. It did put me to sleep at the expense of my saturday off feeling like crud. Will try 1 next time. 2 was to much for sure."

   
8.0

Akm56 (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2016

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For Insomnia: "First off, I highly recommend taking only half a pill your first time trying this, unless you are used to sedation from other pills. A whole pill is 25mg, but that left me groggy the next day to the point that I was worthless. After a few days of 12.5mg I then "graduated" to 25mg. Hell, I've even tried 50mg before because I built a tolerance to this stuff. This pill used to put me & keep me asleep, but now it doesn't keep me asleep past a few hours, so I only take 1 pill to put me asleep, then take a prescription drug that has a longer half life to keep me asleep. But overall, I like this stuff better than diphenhydramine (benadryl)."

   
7.0

Chronic Insomniac (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 27, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I have had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep sinice I was 14 I'm 20 now I've taken seriqul in the last and that helped but once you stop taking It you have a harder to sleeping then before. Then I found unisom I started of with taking 3 a night now I'm taking 8-9 a night cause I built up a tolerance for it but it still works for mo"

   
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Team no sleep March 25, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Doxilamine succinate make me sleep very good , with no side efects ,"

   
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Aanis March 19, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I took Doxylamine for the first time last night. I have suffered terribly from opioid withdrawal induced insomnia for a long period of time and to sleep I was given Seroquel, which did not help but left me completely "hangovered" in the mornings and had serious side effects. Instead, I tried the OTC Doxylamine and I have slept seven straight hours without nightmares and feel great and wide awake in the morning. I can not generalize after only one experience but would really like to recommend it."

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 18, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "do not take unisom NEVER! Its dangerous. Increase heartbeat. I could not move in the morning. it was so fast! I thought I'll be dead. This pills should be forbidden to sell ut for some reason they are free to buy. I took them twice. after that they went to garbage. now I using melatonin. no problem with it and i can use it every day. UNISOM IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH"

   
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Natalyaxxxxxx March 10, 2016

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I actually find the gels a lot more successful to falling asleep and waking up alert. It sort of kicks you awake the next morning. The sleep tabs however, make you groggy the next morning. Try the gel caps!"

   
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30yroldgirl March 7, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I can only encourage everyone to be very careful with this stuff. There's a recent study from the University of Washington that shows how antihistamines and their anticholinergic effects are essentially a potential cause of dementia. They block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain and body. 800 out of the 3,500 participants in the study developed early-onset dementia!! I've been very successful using good herbal sleep aids. "

Be careful: Cause of Dementia (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2016

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