Sedating Medications

(Medications that can Cause Drowsiness)

General Advice For Medications that can Cause Drowsiness

Some medications can cause drowsiness.

Everyone is different. Some medications may put you right to sleep. Others may make you feel sleepy or just ‘partly asleep.’ Some people may not feel any drowsiness at all.

So, the first time you take this medication, you should be at home where it is safe to go to sleep or take a nap, in case it makes you feel very sleepy.

If the medication cause you to be so sleepy that you fall asleep, you may only be able to take it a night before bedtime.

  • Do not drive a vehicle nor operate machinery until you are sure how this medication affects you.

  • For some people, these sedating medications can hang around in your body for 12 hours. So, you have to be careful driving even the next morning.

  • Do not use alcohol nor drugs while taking this medication.

  • Be careful that if these medications make you drowsy, you will have an increased risk of falling, especially if you get up in the middle of the night.

Disclaimer: this is just the general and common advice regarding this medication that Dr. Stewart tells his patients. It is not intended to be a complete list of all the information about this medication. For complete information, please contact your pharmacist.