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Any Side effect in taking sleeping pills?

Postby Baby Cats » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 7:17 pm

Does anyone have any idea what are the side effect in taking sleeping pills? Can't find any website for it?

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Re: Any Side effect in taking sleeping pills?

Postby Guest » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 7:31 pm

Baby Cats wrote:Does anyone have any idea what are the side effect in taking sleeping pills? Can't find any website for it?


Double vision, overdose, and loss of hearing. Loss of pubic and armpit hair has also been reported by some users, so be very careful and read the leaflet supplied with your medication for further information.

Better still ask your health care provider :D

:lol:



PS Do not mix your medication with alcohol.

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Postby Baby Cats » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 7:44 pm

Thanx everyone. =)

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Postby Bafana » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:16 pm

Depends on the sleeping pill.

If it is a heavy duty one like Normisson expect to feel like someone as numbed your brain the next day...

If it is a light sedative to help you chill out and relax for sleeping like xanax dont expect mush except to be a little bit happier after taking it :wink:

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Postby Baby Cats » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:17 pm

ok thanx Bafana

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Postby Guest » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:32 pm

The most obvious ones to take note of that they can impair judgement/concentration, hence if someone is affected they shouldn't be driving or operating jack-hammers.

Some sedatives can also be longer acting- The consequence of this is that potentially they can affect you the following day as a "hang-over" effect. In elderly people, for example, they can be prone to falls (breaking hips) as a result.

as bafana mentioned, there are different strengths...

xanax/kalma (alprazolam) - shorter acting
normison/temtabs/temaze (temazepam) - also short acting - approx 8 hours
murelax/alepam (oxazepam) - short acting
valium/valpam/antenex/ducene (diazepam) - longer acting
mogadon/alodorm (nitrazepam) - longer acting
rohynol/hypnodorm (flunitrazepam)- very strong/long acting

Here's a consumer medication for ducene (diazepam) which lists common side effects that you can get with any of the above medications.

http://www.mater.org.au/pharm/HealthLin ... h='ducene'

Note, the stronger the medication, the more likely you are to experience these.

Also, there are other types of over the counter medications (in some countries) which contain antihistamines and the like to promote drowsiness. These have OTHER side effects as well which include impairing memory in certain people, such as elderly who are already forgetful, they can affect blood pressure, vision, bladder/bowel function amongst others effects....

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Postby Guest » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:34 pm

rohynol = rohypnol .. typo, sorry.

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Postby Bafana » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 5:45 pm

Anonymous wrote:rohynol = rohypnol .. typo, sorry.


Now illegal in most countries...


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