Posted by Margi (188.8.131.52) on January 21, 2002 at 10:25:40:
In Reply to: And, may I add posted by BobG on January 21, 2002 at 01:39:14:
and they don't come with these all inclusive warning labels either. Sometimes, I think these labels are designed to protect the drug companies against lawsuits, more than anything. Except to scare the crap outta anyone who tries them. To me, the ONLY info worthwhile there is the interaction possibilities with other meds.
Possible side effects: extreme sleepiness AND insominia? How is that possible? Unlikely to harm unborn babies. Yet, you shouldn't nurse a baby that's born. Very contradictory, if you ask me. I dunno - sometimes I think you have to weigh the good against the bad with these warning labels. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that you shouldn't be operating your heavy machinery if you've taken something to make you sleep. Duh.
ALL medication should be respected and used properly - that's a no brainer, but sometimes the warning labels go a little overboard I think. You will note, by the way, that neither Dramamine or Gravol are mentioned in this list - just Benadryl. Those are the 3 biggies we've recommended to our clusterpeeps to get some sleep.
I still think they are pretty safe to take, but it IS good to know that if the user is already on a cocktail of meds, it's probably not a great idea to mix them.
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