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Thursday, October 22, 2009 Strawberries, Community Member, asks

Q: Will taking NyQuil for sleep interfere with my other meds?

I'm taking 1mg of Ativan and 10mg of Ambien at night for sleep. That is not helping me sleep. I am still having racing thoughts. I was wondering if I took NyQuil to help me sleep...will that interfere with any of my medicines? I also am taking Invega 3mg in the morning.

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Judy, Community Member
10/22/09 2:38pm

Strawberries, at the very least, ask your pharmacist about this.  I have a feeling that there could be a negative effect when you're taking sleeping medication already.  Otherwise, talk to your doctor and tell him these meds aren't helping you sleep.  It's no fun having insomnia, I know.  Good luck.

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Strawberries, Community Member
10/23/09 2:39pm

OK, I just won't bother with it. Thanks for the reply, tho.

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robbie, Community Member
10/23/09 8:56am

have you asked your dr. for meds to help you sleep? I had to due to racing thoughts im sure they can find something for you like trazadone or syraqel. just in case call a pharmacy hope i helped  robbie

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Strawberries, Community Member
10/23/09 2:39pm

I think I am prescribed Ativan and Ambien for sleep. I still have the racing thoughts. I have tried Trazodone and Seroquel, both did not help or gave me side effects. Thanks for the reply, though.

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By Strawberries, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/03/14, First Published: 10/22/09