Sominex

Last Update April 23, 2016
Sominex is a systemic antihistamine and a sleep medication.
Uses: Sominex is approved for Insomnia, Pain and Sleep Disorders and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
Sominex is a trademarked name for two Over-the-counter drug sleep aids. In the United States diphenhydramine is marketed under this na...
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3.8
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Positive 212 "Sominex helps me to get to sleep fast. I can wake as... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 93 "If it was something like Zopiclone, Zolpidem I'd say go to a doctor immediately as both of those can cause suicidal thoughts (I speak from experience). Sominex is ok, although I've always used... "Read more negative discussions
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Facts about Sominex

B Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Sominex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alchohol warning on Sominex
There may be a negative interaction between Sominex and alcohol.
How do I obtain Sominex?
Over the counter (no prescription needed)
How do I take Sominex?
Pill
What dosages are available?
25 mg Tablet, 25-500 mg Tablet
Ingredients
Diphenhydramine Hcl, Promethazine Hcl
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