Unisom SleepGels

Generic Name: Diphenhydramine HCl

  • What is this medication?

    Unisom SleepGels are intended for the relief of occasional sleeplessness.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Unisom SleepGels?

    Do not use in children under the age of 12. Do not use with any other products containing diphenhydramine, even products used on the skin.

    Stop using this medication and ask a doctor if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 2 weeks, since insomnia may be a symptom of serious underlying medical problems.

    When using this product, avoid alcoholic drinks.

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

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Unisom SleepGels?

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

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers. Also, ask a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Unisom SleepGels?

    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 taking this drug.
  • What should I avoid while taking Unisom SleepGels?

    When using this product, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Unisom SleepGels?

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

    Adults and children 12 years: Take one 50-milligram softgel at bedtime if needed, or as directed by a doctor.
  • How should I store Unisom SleepGels?

    Store this product at room temperature.