Sominex

Generic Name: Diphenhydramine HCl

  • What is this medication?

    Sominex contains a nighttime sleep aid. It is intended to help reduce difficulty falling asleep.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Sominex?

    Do not use this product in children <12 years of age.

    Do not use this product with antihistamines or with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one used on the skin.

    When using this product, avoid alcoholic beverages. Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

    Stop using this product and consult a doctor if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 2 weeks. Insomnia may be a symptom of a serious underlying medical illness.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

    This product is protected in a sealed blister. Do not use if blister or printed foil is broken.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Sominex?

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, glaucoma, or trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Sominex?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product.
  • What should I avoid while taking Sominex?

    Avoid alcoholic beverages.

    Do not use this product with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one used on the skin, or with other antihistamines.

    Do not use this product if blister or printed foil is broken.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Sominex?

    If Sominex is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Sominex with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Sominex?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 tablets at bedtime if needed, or as directed by a doctor.

    Children <12 years:

    Do not use.

  • How should I store Sominex?

    Store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat (greater than 100°F) or humidity.