Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic available

Unisom Sleeptabs

(Doxylamine)

Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic available
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Treats allergy symptoms and helps you sleep.

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Our bottom line

Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) can help you get a good night's sleep, but you can have a hard time waking up if you don't give yourself enough time to sleep.

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  • (30) 50mg capsule
  • Cost for (30) 50mg capsules of Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) at pharmacies

Upsides

  • Works well to help you fall asleep and doesn't make you feel groggy the next morning.
  • Has fewer side effects than prescription sleep aid medications.
  • Available over the counter without a prescription.
  • Not habit-forming like other sleep aids can be.
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Downsides

  • Shouldn't be used unless you have a full night to sleep.
  • You shouldn't drive after taking Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) until you know how it affects you.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) isn't recommended.
  • It can increase the risk of falls, so elderly people shouldn't use Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine).

What to expect when you take Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) for Insomnia

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Side effect rates for Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine)

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Risks and Warnings for Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using other drugs with similar ingredients

    There are a variety of over-the-counter medications with similar ingredients as Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine). It's not safe to use more than one medication containing doxylamine (the ingredient in Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine)) or diphenhydramine (also known as Benadryl) at the same time. Read package labels carefully to make sure you take the right dose of these medications.

Common concerns from people taking Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine)

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Alcohol
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) isn't recommended.
  • Don't take it with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
Sleep
  • Not habit-forming like other sleep aids can be.
  • The brand called Sleep Aid from Costco is Unisom and I love it. I may be a little sleepy in the morning but it goes away quick.