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Is it possible to reverse the damage done by sleeping pills?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: i am a 68 year old male,i have been taking over the counter sleep aid for about 6 months, but i stopped now. I did not know the serious health consequences untill i reserched it. my question is is there anything i can do to reverse the damage i did to my body. so far i do not have any sympoms that i know of.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
What medication you are taking?

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

Before I answer your question I request you to provide details of medications/over the counter medications you received for getting sleep. This will help me to answer to the point.

Thanks and regards.
Dr Ashok Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (36 minutes later)
it is called health A2Z sleep aid for nightime use Diphenhydramine HCI. manufactured by alleglant health deer park ny
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It does not have any long term consequences

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for reverting back to us.

The over the counter medication you used in the past do not have any long term effects and there is nothing to worry. You may get lot of things over internet but they are almost safe like any sleep medicines.


Having said this it is important to reverse the Oxidative stress which we have during the old age and I feel you should take some antioxidants to prevent the ill effects of the ongoing oxidative stress. The best thing is vitamin C and vitamin A supplements. If you are not comfortable to supplements please take more amount of green leafy vegetables and fruits.


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Brief Answer: What medication you are taking? Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using Healthcaremagic. Before I answer your question I request you to provide details of medications/over the counter medications you received for getting sleep. This will help me to answer to the point. Thanks and regards. Dr Ashok Kumar