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What is an over the counter substitute for Ambien?

2 answers | Last updated: Jan 29, 2015
loggerBob asked...

What is an over the counter substitute for Ambien?


LoraineE46 answered...

There is no exact match for Ambien in over the counter form. However, there are several over the counter sleep aids available. Most sleep aids work as antihistimines which produces sleepiness. One powerful antihistimine is Benadryl, an allergy medication. Common sleep aid ingredients are diphenhydramine, which is found in Nytol and Sominex, among other medications. Another sleep aid ingredient is doxylamine, which is found in Unisom and Nighttime Sleep Aid. A natural substance that may contribute a good night's rest is melatonin.


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NO SLEEP answered...

Doxylamine gave me horrific dizzyness, ringing in my ears and blurry vision I am desperate for sleep I suffer from insomnia after working night shifts 11pm -7am for 40 years I had substitutue for Ambian but FDA does not want to OK it what is a person to do?????