Product Type: Nytol medicinal products
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Sleeping tablet (over the counter)
Member Name: carolynla
Advantages: it works
Disadvantages: expensive to keep buying
Nytol one a night tablets are designed to be taken about 20 mins before you intend to go to bed and claim to work as a sleep aid.
What this product contains:
Nytol One-A-Night Caplets contain the active ingredient Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride. Diphenhydramine is a commonly used and trusted sedating antihistamine.
It is usually just under £5 for a pack of nytol. Prices would vary depending on where you got them. I've found my local chemist at a parade of shops sells them slightly cheaper than 'Boots'. As far as i'm aware 'Superdrug' does not stock them but may in the stores which include a pharmacy.
* Dry mouth
Out of these on occasion i have only ever experienced dry mouth and blurred vision (which you get anyway when tired sometimes). and when i took over the amount of nytol you're supposed to once i got muscle pain in legs which i never get normally.Other times i got no effects when i took more.
Do not use Nytol/Use in caution
Use with caution in
* Abnormal muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis)
* Seizure disorders, eg due to brain injury or epilepsy.
Not to be used in
* Children under 16 years of age
* Closed angle glaucoma
* Enlarged prostate gland (prostatic hypertrophy)
* People with a peptic ulcer that is causing narrowing of an area of the gut (stenosing peptic ulcer)
* People with a blockage of the area where the stomach joins the intestines (pyloroduodenal obstruction)
* People with a blockage of the drainage of urine out of the bladder (bladder neck obstruction).
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
* This medicine causes drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery. Alcohol should be avoided.
* If you use this medicine for long periods of time you may become tolerant to its effects and it may become less effective at aiding sleep. Prolonged use is not recommended. If you have continued trouble sleeping, you should consult your doctor for advice.
source: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100​ ;003317.html
These are listed on the small leaflet inside the pack
How to buy:
If you're in a small run chemist they may be behind the counter in which case you'd have to ask for them. In boots i do know that they keep them in a plastic holder with an empty pack inside, you bring it to the counter and they get you it for you. When buying they may ask how old you are and if you have bought them before. I think this is to cover themselves in case someone was to buy packs for a suicide attempt, or if someone took too much and claimed they weren't informed of the consequences.
My experiences with other insomnia products and nytol :
I have had problems sleeping since i was at school, which was years ago (i left in 06'). It's not uncommon for me to be up all night and sleep during the day. I don't know why but the earliest I can sleep is about 3am and even that's a stretch.
I have tried several other things such as Kalms herbal tablets, which do nothing for me. I even took around 3 times the amount you're supposed to to see if it would work then, but nothing.
I also tried valerian tea (which smells horrible- i can't explain it) but tasted ok, but it didn't make any difference.
Then i tried herbal Nytol and that did nothing either. This contains valerian too and smelled vile as well. I don't know if these have worked for other people (i presume they must do for some or they wouldn't sell them).
I have been to the drs to try and get sleeping tablets and they refuse to prescribe them because you can get addicted. I don't know if this is the same anywhere else but my dr was pretty adamant about it. The most they give you is 3 zoplicone tablets a month, and i would say that nytol works better than them!
When i went the second time she seemed to think it was due to depression because that can be related and after doing this online questionaire she said that i could have a antidepressent/sedative tablets called citalopram (i got 20mg) and she told me it'd work for sleep. Wrong. They do nothing and you feel no different. I took these for a few months and then went onto this other thing (with a diff dr) called amitriptyline which is more for sleep. That helps more. I was given 25mg but i often took 2 because one did nothing and i wanted them for sleep. I haven't been back in about a month or more since they ran out and have pretty much given up on it.
I first bought Nytol about a year ago now, i only get a pack sometimes because i don't always have the money for it, I would say these tablets work really well. You're supposed to take one (one pill is 50m but i sometimes take 2 and a half because it gets you to sleep quicker. You feel like you've had a good rest when you're up and you don't sleep all day or anything (about 9 hrs?). Even thought it is one a night i have taken at the most about 4 or 4 and a half. It doesn't do anything it just makes you feel tired quicker if you really can't sleep. I wouldn't advise anyone to go do it though because everybody's different.
I really like these tablets, they work well and are easy to swallow with a fizzy drink. Saying that once wasn't able to swallow it and the taste was horrible! It's not coated with anything like nurofen for example, say you were to crush it it would turn to powder.
In boots they also do a similar product which is a little cheaper and you'd find it in the same section as this product. It does the same thing and contains the exact same ingredient.
These are designed to be for temporary sleep problems, but seeing as the dr can't provide anything you can still buy nytol. They aren't addictive.
If you're having problems getting to sleep , or want to get to sleep quick, you should definitely try them
Summary: Sleeping pills
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