ZzzQuil Side Effects
Serious Side Effects of ZzzQuil
Zzzquil may cause a serious allergic reaction
. Call your doctor immediately
if you have the following symptoms:
- hives, rash, or red and itchy skin
- swelling of the mouth, tongue, throat, lips or eyes
- hoarseness and difficulty breathing
Common Side Effects of ZzzQuil
- ZzzQuil frequently causes drowsiness and fatigue, and may even result in dryness of the mouth or headache.
- This medication may interfere with urine levels, and result in urinating less than usual or not being able to urinate at all.
If these side effects are severe or do not go away, contact your doctor. If you continue to have trouble sleeping for more than 2 weeks you may have a more serious condition or sleeping problem such as insomnia
and should call your healthcare provider right away.
Warnings & Recalls for ZzzQuil
Pregnancy and ZzzQuil
ZzzQuil contains diphenhydramine which has been listed as an FDA pregnancy Category B
medicine. ZzzQuil has not been shown to cause harm to the fetus when taken by a pregnant woman. However, this drug can be passed through breast-milk and may effect a nursing baby. Do not
take ZzzQuil without talking to your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
Let your doctor know about your any medical conditions
you may have, particularly:
- breathing disorders (including bronchitis, emphysema, or asthma)
- glaucoma (high blood pressure of the eye)
- any heart conditions or heart disease
- an enlarged prostate or trouble urinating
- a stomach ulcer
ZzzQuil should not
be used with other antihistamine products, NyQuil, or medicines containing diphenhydramine. Tell your doctor about all drugs you are taking to avoid any interactions. Do not
while taking ZzzQuil, this may increase drowsiness and become dangerous to your health. Be aware that ZzzQuil decreases alertness and patients should take caution when taking part in activities that require alertness.
ZzzQuil Treatment and Use
ZzzQuil | diphenhydramine HCl 50mg is a sleep aid marketed by Proctor & Gamble as Vick’s ZzzQuil. This medicine was launched in June 2012 for reducing the occasional inability to sleep or for decreasing the time it take to fall asleep in patients who have trouble sleeping. Diphenydramine HCl has been used for over 30 years for treating these conditions.
ZzzQuil is marketed as a non-habit-forming medicine for inducing sleepiness.
ZzzQuil should not be given to patients under 12 years old.
How Does ZzzQuil Work?
ZzzQuil prevents the production of histamine, a chemical which helps keep the brain alert. By blocking histamine ZzzQuil induces feelings of drowsiness, and patients may benefit through an improved ability to sleep.
How to Use ZzzQuil
ZzzQuil is available in liquid (oral suspension) and LiquiCap (capsule) form. ZzzQuil should not be used more than once per day. Take ZzzQuil at bedtime in one dose of 25mg Liquicap capsule or in one 30mL (2 tablespoon) dose of oral suspension. Read all instructions before taking ZzzQuil.
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