Review: could Unisom cause Death?
Summary: Death is found among people who take Unisom, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take medication Aspirin, and have Preventive health care.
We study 899 people who have side effects while taking Unisom from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.
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Unisom has active ingredients of doxylamine succinate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 1,160 Unisom users)
Death has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, multiple myeloma, dialysis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 183,870 Death patients)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 899 people reported to have side effects when taking Unisom. Among them, 7 people (0.78%) have Death.
Time on Unisom when people have Death * :
Age of people who have Death when taking Unisom * :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Prophylaxis (1 people, 14.29%)
- Insomnia (1 people, 14.29%)
- Psoriasis (1 people, 14.29%)
- Multiple myeloma (1 people, 14.29%)
- Suicide attempt (1 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (3 people, 42.86%)
- Revlimid (3 people, 42.86%)
- Lisinopril (2 people, 28.57%)
- Spiriva (2 people, 28.57%)
- Caltrate with d (2 people, 28.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Has anyone suffered from muscle spasms/convulsions with increased blood pressure and anxiety when stopping use of melatonin?
Was using only 10 mg. daily of Inderal plus 1 mg. synthetic Melatonin 5 nights a week. Stopped the Melatonin in August and have had high blood pressure ever since, with my doc putting me on the other meds listed. Does Doxylamine worsen BP problems? Most importantly, has anyone experienced nighttime convulsions and high Blood Pressure after discontinuing Melatonin?
- I took too much nyquil and my heart rate has raised. how long does this last? (2 answers)
My boyfriend of two years and I broke up. I freak out took quite a bit of nyquil to sleep and also one Unison sleeping pill. This was around six PM. I also hadn't slept AT ALL the night before. Then at ten pm he shows up with friends and family to help him move his stuff out. I freaked out even worse. Crying and having panic attacks and not being able to breathe well. I was up until around 1 am not being able to sleep because of the anxiety and my raised heart rate. I took a very low dose Xanex and finally fell asleep around two am. It's now early morning and my heart rate continues to give me anxiety. I can't sleep, my mind is foggy and I have terrible anxiety. What do i do to help myself? Please help.
- Causes of extreme fatigue and fainting when stressed and chronic panic/anxiety and insomnia (1 answer)
since daughters death 6 years ago I have been extremely fatigued, no energy for anything, dizziness chronic and have fainted about 7 times in the past 18 months, severe panic when leaving my home to the point of choking and vomiting, also wake up with flashbacks to my childs death nightly. Have been on antidepressants for 5 years stopped them about a year ago but no improvement. Nothing works can not locate a Dr to assist. whats wrong with me?
- Have you heard of people taking large amounts of imodium to get "opiod" feeling and death due to amount taken? (3 answers)
My 21 year old son passed away unexpectedly due to large amount of Imodium taken. As I have found out he had been taking this OTC medication to get the same feeling as pain medication(opioids). This medication showed up in his toxicology report. Can anyone help me understand how this could cause death? Should this medication be OTC? Is this something his generation is doing? His death was accidental. Has there been other young adults that have taken this medication to get a buzz? He did have Restoril also in report--which was within normal value. He did not do any other drugs. Please help me understand this dangerous drug that is available OTC for our young children/adults.
- Can using doxylamine succinate casue gerd?
I have been taking Doxylamine succinate for about 6 months. I have started having GERD symptoms and my doctor put me on Prilosec which doesn't seem to be helping much. Could the sleep aid be causing the problem? The symptoms of GERD didn't start until about a month ago.
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