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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: "Use it often as I'm going through menopause and having difficulty falling and staying asleep. Works well for me and have no side effects. I buy it and it is very reasonably priced."

   
10

Momma Bear 1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 7, 2017

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For Insomnia: "A half of a tablet gives me 4 hours of sleep. One whole = 8 hours. Rarely do I have any after effects like drowsiness unless I was exceptionally tired. I use this very sparingly, all sleep aids can be psychologically habit forming even if not physically so. Only if I can't sleep for 3 or more days consecutively, or in periods of extreme stress. Tried many other products, only this one works great for me."

   
9.0

Icaru (taken for less than 1 month) September 6, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I have epilepsy and my main trigger is lack of sleep. Unfortunately, and ironically, my epilepsy meds cause insomnia. I started taking doxylamine over a year ago and for six months or so I was taking 25mg about once a week. For the last 8 months I take around 12.5 mg a night every night. I'm currently pregnant and its helped my morning sickness. The one time I didn't take it in over six months, I had a seizure the next day. My gp knows I'm on it and supports me being on it. Honestly its one of the best things that has ever happened to me."

   
10

Jessum September 6, 2017

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "Boy did this make me sleep. I never really woke up the day after I took it, but if I can count on this to make me sleep I am optimistic. A prior reviewer indicates that they do fine with just 1/3 of a pill, so I am going to try half and take it at least an hour before bed."

TGR4FR (taken for less than 1 month) August 19, 2017

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I was prescribed diclegis by my OB for extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Diclegis is not covered by insurance so I researched what it was and it's basically unisom and Vitamin B6. Now the active ingredient is what is in the sleep tabs, not gels. The gels have diphenhydramine so if you are using this review to help ease nausea during pregnancy, make sure you are buying the sleep tabs. Anyway, I take one tab at night (Check it is the right dose doxylamine 10mg) and it totally works. I don't wake up feeling nauseated at all and I sleep through the night. I do feel a little groggy in the AM, but it's hard to tell if it's from the pill or pregnancy in general. Upon further research, I discovered that the tabs were originally so designed to help with nausea. Hope this helps!"

   
9.0

Kristyk61 (taken for less than 1 month) July 23, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I have had sleep disorders all my life since I was about 12. I am now 60. I have sleep apnea and have been using a sleep machine now for 10 years. I too am a worry wart and when my cortisol kicks in, I'll go for weeks without sleep. I've always used over the counter sleep meds 25mg. Doxylamine off and on for 25 years afraid of addiction to them. I FINALLY asked my doctor about the usage and he gave me 100% ok on this stuff. Now I take one pill every night- get my 8 hrs, which is a new and wonderful experience for me! I prefer taking a little blue pill every night, and sleeping great than to spend one more night awake. I can only recommend doxylamine. Much less dangerous than taking prescription drugs for sleeping."

   
9.0

Buggers (taken for 10 years or more) July 8, 2017

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I switched to this due to all the hype about how great it is for sleep. It is completely ineffective for me! Does nothing at the typical dosage. I can get it to work at larger doses, but that does not make it worthwhile. Diphenhydramine has been much more effective, I have just been taking it so long- thought it was time for a change."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 30, 2017

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Sleep Aid (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I have taken half a tablet of doxylamine succinate (Sleep Aid), in the evening, for about 3 years now. I originally took it for migraines, but discovered quickly, how it made me very drowsy after about 2 hours. It has NEVER failed to work. Taking a whole tablet made me sleep for 10-12 hours, now I get my 8 hours every night with half the dose. It is one of the safest antihistamines on the market. I experimented a few months ago, by not taking one, & I couldn't get to sleep, plus I got restless legs. So now I take it every night."

   
10

Sincerity65 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 27, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I am sensitive to this stuff. Half a pill is too much - next day downer and also bladder irritation. So I cut down and cut down. The pills I have just shatter into a powder when you try to cut. So I collected the powder in a little tube. I stick a finger into the powder and lick it off! I guess I am taking 1/6 of a pill. This works well and next day is quite OK. Dose is very personal. Better than 0.25mg Xanax."

Bou (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 26, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I was offered these by my pharmacist after taking Phenergan which had ceased to work. I took them now for three nights, didn't fall asleep for over an hour but stayed asleep until 8,30am, a small miracle and so much better than my usual routine, bed at 11pm, sleep at 2.30ish, wake until daylight, fall asleep when its time to get up. Next two nights I didn't need one, so far so good. Very pleased. Yes a bit drowsy in the morning but easy to work off when busy."

   
7.0

Sleephead May 6, 2017

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I've always had trouble falling asleep so I bought these one day to try it out and they work great for me. They knock me out in 30 minutes and I get a good nights rest. I use it every once in a while when I have a lot on my mind and just wanna sleep. Only downside to it is that I have a very hard time getting up in the morning when I take one and it makes me sleep even longer which I don't prefer cause it messes with my sleep schedule."

   
8.0

Dddddday (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 29, 2017

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I have RLS and insomnia. I don't want to use an addictive medication for sleep. Unisom has thus far been very helpful. I start feeling the effects after about 30-45 minutes. Also I try not to take it every day. 1 every few days. I needed it and I'm happy with the results."

   
10

RLS and Insomnia (taken for less than 1 month) April 11, 2017

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "I took the liquid unison (50mg/30ml) at 6:45pm Then 7:45 pm came around so I took another dose It is now 7:52 pm I'm in a lot of pain and can't even go to sleep!! I would NOT recommend this to anyone!! I'm highly upset!"

   
1.0

Pritti (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2017

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Unisom SleepTabs (doxylamine) for Insomnia: "Ineffective. Stayed awake. Restless night. Eyes are heavy but unable to sleep."

   
1.0

Rhite (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2017

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For Insomnia: "Absolutely horrible experience. Made me have to go five times during the night. Could not fall in to deep sleep kept waking up over and over. Its morning and I am still feeling the effects of it two hours after taking. Dry mouth and foggy head. I took 25mg - 1 pill which package recommended for adult. I will be throwing away the rest of the pills."

   
1.0

Jon L March 21, 2017

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For Insomnia: "My bedtime got later and later until it was early morning as I wasn't tired and never fell asleep when I went to bed. Brain was overactive continually. Bought packet of Dosylamine and took one tab an hour before bedtime. Relaxation kicked in one & half hours later and slept solidly for 12 hours! Totally useless the next day as groggy and no energy. Next night cut the tab into quarters but that proved too little as had no effect. Will take half tab tonight which hopefully will be the right amount. It relaxed tension and brain activity and teeth gritting, so for me seems a muscle relaxant enabling my mind to let go and shut down. Subconscious anxiety is my problem that prevents sleep. I am a worry wort."

   
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Nonsleeper (taken for less than 1 month) March 17, 2017

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For Insomnia: "Using 4 wks or so. Initially half tab since I'm sensitive. I wasn't experiencing severe grogginess as w/another sleep aide years ago. But it didn't always put me to sleep and I would wake often. Now using full dose, sleep came sooner and harder but I still wake at least once a night, and though there's no extreme grogginess in a.m., it makes me sleep about 10 hrs and takes me a couple hours to wake up. I have begun taking a natural-based energizer to wake up and also drinking black tea, and this morning I also took extra "energizing" daily vitamin plus green tea capsule. I never seem to fully wake, am feeling exhausted, I notice irritability and foul mood. I'm not going to keep using. Worse than before I started."

   
2.0

redvirgo (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I started experiencing insomnia after separation and subsequent divorce. Had "back-end insomnia". Basically I could fall asleep for 2-3hrs but then would wake up. Suffered from this for 3 years. Basically I have an underlying anxiety that nothing could over power. Not ambien, lunesta, zquil, melatonin, alcohol, valerian, etc. However, I got a cold and took Vicks nightime decongestant. Slept like a baby. Awoke euphoric. It had doxylamine in it. 25 mg. Been on for 6 weeks. 25 mg a night. Sleep 7-8 every night. Often awake feeling great. Euphoria is the only side effect! Doxylamine is really good for me. "

   
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njehealed (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 28, 2017

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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. "

   
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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."

   
3.0

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."

   
1.0

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"

   
10

IR October 10, 2016

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