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13 Jul 2010

What are the long term side affects of taking an antihistamine (Allergex) daily?

I normally use it when I have bad hayfever (in summer) but the last couple of days I''ve taken 2 at night to help me fall asleep.
I normally sleep very badly, sleep very lightly and will wake up every 2 hours or so. With the Allergex I have found that it makes me sleepy enough to actually fall asleep and to have a couple of hours of deep sleep. I''m just worried about possible side effects.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo CS01
You can take antihistamines long term but there are better medications to take to normalize your sleeping patterns like a low dose of Tryptanol (10-12mg) Ask your doctor for a prescription.
Dr Bets
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