Sleep Eze Extra Strength is an oral medication indicated to relieve occasional nighttime sleeplessness and insomnia and can be purchased over the counter without a prescription. Its main active ingredient is diphenhydramine, an antihistamine that blocks the natural substance histamine in the body.
Diphenhydramine is known to cause drowsiness and can be used to treat occasional nighttime sleeplessness and insomnia by promoting drowsiness and helping the user fall asleep. Sleep Eze Extra works by blocking histamine in the brain, which can help relax the user and promote sleep.
Use and Dosage
Sleep Eze Extra Strength is available in the form of caplets, which should be taken orally. Do not chew the caplets and instead, swallow them with water before going to bed. Chewing the caplets may reduce their efficacy and may cause an unpleasant taste and irritation. So, follow the instructions on the label and consult with a doctor if you have any concerns or questions about how to take Sleep Eze Extra Strength Caplets.
For adults and children 12 years of age and older, take one caplet of Sleep-eze Extra Strength before going to bed. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Additionally, follow the instructions on the label or as directed by a healthcare professional. It is also worth noting that the active ingredient in Sleep-eze Extra Strength Caplets is diphenhydramine hydrochloride, which is a sedating antihistamine that is used as a sleep aid.
As with all medications, talk to a healthcare professional before using Sleep-eze Extra Strength Caplets, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking other medications.
Common Side Effects of Sleep Eze Extra Strength (Diphenhydramine – non-Rx):
- Dry mouth, nose, and throat
- Inability to concentrate
- Increased perspiration
- Nausea or vomiting
- Upset stomach
Serious Side Effects of Sleep Eze Extra Strength (Diphenhydramine – non-Rx):
- Chest tightness
- Decreased muscle coordination
- Difficulty in passing urine
- Excitation (especially in children)
- Muscle weakness
- Rapid heart rate
- Skin rash or hives
- Vision problems
Forms and Strength
Sleep Eze Extra Strength (Diphenhydramine – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Sleep Eze Extra Strength: Caplets
- 50 mg
- Diphenhydramine can cause drowsiness and impair your ability to operate machinery or perform tasks that require alertness. Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, or engaging in other potentially hazardous activities until you know how it affects you.
- Diphenhydramine can interact with alcohol and other medications that have sedative effects, such as prescription pain medications, antidepressants, and tranquilizers. Combining Sleep Eze Extra Strength with these medications can increase the risk of drowsiness and other side effects.
- Diphenhydramine can prolong the effects of certain types of anesthesia and may interact with other medications used during surgery. Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking it before any scheduled surgery or medical procedure.
- Diphenhydramine can cause side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, and urinary retention. If you experience any of these symptoms or other side effects, talk to your healthcare professional.
- Diphenhydramine can interact with other medications and medical conditions. Inform your healthcare professional of any prescription or over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and medical conditions you have before using Sleep Eze Extra Strength.
- Diphenhydramine can cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, stop using Sleep Eze Extra Strength and seek medical attention immediately.
- Diphenhydramine can worsen certain medical conditions, including glaucoma, enlarged prostate, urinary retention, thyroid problems, and liver or kidney disease. Talk to a healthcare professional before using Sleep Eze Extra Strength if you have any of these conditions.
- Diphenhydramine can be harmful to developing fetuses and should not be used during pregnancy unless recommended by a healthcare professional. Do not use it while breastfeeding.
- Diphenhydramine can have a negative impact on cognitive function, particularly in the elderly. Use it with caution in older adults and to avoid taking it for extended periods of time.
- Sleep Eze Extra Strength should not be used in children under 12 without a healthcare professional’s advice.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I take Sleep Eze Extra Strength with other medications?
Talk to a healthcare professional before taking Sleep Eze Extra Strength with other medications, as it can interact with other medications and medical conditions.
Is it safe to take Sleep Eze Extra Strength every night?
Taking Sleep Eze Extra Strength every night can have negative health consequences, and do not sleep aid medication for extended periods without consulting a healthcare professional.
How long does it take for Sleep Eze Extra Strength to work?
Sleep Eze Extra Strength typically takes around 20-30 minutes to work, depending on individual factors.
Can Sleep Eze Extra Strength be habit-forming?
Sleep Eze Extra Strength can be habit-forming if used for a long time or in higher than recommended doses. Use it only as directed and avoid taking it for extended periods of time without consulting a healthcare professional.