Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory

Unisom Sleeptabs

(doxylamine)

Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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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.

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).
How it works

Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. It also makes you sleepy.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid

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
  • Don't take it with alcohol or other drugs that make you sleepy.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Unisom Sleeptabs (Doxylamine) isn't recommended.
Food
  • I break them in half because that's all I need to get me to sleep
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.