Unisom

Generic Name: Doxylamine

  • What is Unisom?

    Unisom is an antihistamine used as a sleep aid to reduce difficulty in falling asleep.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Unisom?

    If sleeplessness persists for more than 2 weeks, it may be a symptom of serious underlying medical illness.

    Do not use in children <12 years of age.

    Take Unisom only at bedtime.

  • Who should not take Unisom?

    You should not take Unisom if you have hypersensitivity to it.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Unisom?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Unisom. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have breathing problems such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis; glaucoma; or trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate gland.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: 1 tablet 30 minutes before going to bed; take once daily or as directed by a doctor.

    Children ≥12 years of age: 1 tablet 30 minutes before going to bed; take once daily or as directed by a doctor.

  • How should I take Unisom?

    Take Unisom 30 minutes before going to bed.

  • What should I avoid while taking Unisom?

    Avoid any alcoholic beverages while taking Unisom.

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

    No significant interactions have been reported with Unisom at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • Can I receive Unisom if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Unisom during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Unisom?

    If you miss a dose of Unisom take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Unisom?

    Store at room temperature.

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