What is Numark Sleep Aid?
Numark Sleeping Aid tablets are a remedy for sleepless nights, with an active ingredient that helps you fall into the first drowsy stage of sleep faster. This helps you to drop off into a good night’s sleep that will last all night, making sure you’re well rested for the busy day ahead.
Who should use Numark Sleeping Tablets?
Numark Sleeping Aid is perfect for those who are struggling to get a good night’s sleep and are searching for a temporary solution. If the stress of an upcoming exam, pressure at work, or the general stress of everyday life is leaving you awake at night, Numark Sleeping Aid will help you to finally get the good night’s rest that you deserve.
How does Numark Sleep Aid work?
Numark Sleeping Tablets contain an antihistamine called diphenhydramine hydrochloride. This active ingredient blocks the production of histamine in your body. Histamine stimulates the arousal-promoting areas of your brain, so blocking histamine makes you feel sleepy and helps you to drop off into a restful sleep that will last all night long.
Can I drive after taking these tablets?
Numark Sleeping Tablets are intended to make you feel drowsy, so do not drive or use tools or machinery if you feel sleepy after taking this product.
Can I drink alcohol if I’m taking these tablets?
You should not drink alcohol while taking these tablets, as it can interfere with how the medication works and cause unwanted effects. Alcohol is supposed to make you feel drowsy, so combining it with a sleeping tablet can make the effect more extreme and less manageable.
Can I take this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some medications may not be safe for you and your baby, so you should always speak to a medical professional before taking any new medication.
Can I take these tablets at the same time as my other medication?
Numark Sleep Aid should not be used at the same time as some other medications, as they may interact and cause unpleasant effects or make your medication less effective. This includes:
- Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), such as amitriptyline (Tryptizol), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil)
- Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression, such as tranylcypromine, phenelzine, isocarboxazid
- Atropine, which is used to dilate your pupils
- Other medication that can make you drowsy
- Other antihistamines, including those used on the skin and in cough or cold medications
How to take Numark Sleep Aid
The recommended dose of Numark Sleeping Tablets is 2 tablets, once a night. Swallow the Numark Sleeping Tablets with water 20 minutes before you plan to go to bed.
How long can I use these tablets for?
This product is designed to be a short-term solution to insomnia and should not be used long-term. Do not take Numark Sleeping Tablets for more than 2 weeks without consulting a doctor. This medication can get less effective if you use it continuously.
Can I buy Numark Sleeping Tablets without a prescription?
You do not need a prescription for Numark Sleep Aid, however you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should you not take Numark Sleep Aid?
Numark Sleeping Tablets are not recommended for those under 16 years of age and are not to be used by elderly people who suffer with confusion. Do not take Numark Sleeping Tablets if you are allergic to diphenhydramine hydrochloride or any of the other listed ingredients. You should not use Numark Sleeping Tablets if you have a blockage in your stomach or gut, or a peptic ulcer. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you:
- Have asthma, bronchitis or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Have narrow-angle glaucoma
- Have an enlarged prostate or urinary retention
- Have moderate to severe liver or kidney disease
- Have myasthenia gravis, epilepsy, or seizure disorders
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Numark Sleep Aid can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Tiredness, drowsiness
- Reduced attention
- Unsteadiness, dizziness
- Dry mouth
- Symptoms of allergic reaction, e.g. rash, shortness of breath, swelling
- Blurred vision
- Palpitations or irregular heartbeat
- Muscle twitching, convulsions
- Pins and needles
- Nausea and vomiting
- Thicker bronchial mucus
- Difficulty passing urine
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store these tablets
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of sight and reach of children. Do not use this product after the expiration date printed on the packaging has passed.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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