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Unisom Sleepgels

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Generic Name: Diphenhydramine hydrochloride
Product Name: Unisom Sleepgels


Uses of Unisom sleepgels include:

  • Temporary relief of insomnia/sleeplessness.
  • Relief of Allergies.
  • Relief of itch.
  • Motion sickness.


Counteracts the inflammatory effects of histamine.

Dose advice

  • Store between 15 degrees and 30 degrees C.
  • Adults and children > 12 years: 1 capsule at bedtime if needed.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • For motion sickness, a dose is usually taken 30 minutes before motion.
  • As a sleep aid, Unisom should be taken 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Seek medical advice if insomnia persists for longer than 7 days.



Common side effects

As with any other medication, Unisom sleepgels can cause a number of side effects, most of which are likely to be minor and cease when the medication is stopped. The more common side effects include:

Uncommon side effects

Less common side effects include:

  • heart palpitations
  • blurred vision
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • low blood pressure
  • urinary retention
  • hallucinations

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


Created by: myVMC