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Taking Avil for not getting sleep, feel drowsy and unable to sleep without pill. Suggestion?

i have been taking avil 25g 3 2 tablets daily for almost a week regularly now..and used to take the same amount as i dont get sleep. i take it as it makes me drowsy and i sleep on time. without the dosage i dont get sleep at all , even if i get sleep it is fr 4 hrs in the nite . i need help. pls advice on wat shud be done.
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

It appears that you are getting habituated to the Avil tablets (you have not clearly mentioned how many tablets you have been taking). When it comes to sleeping difficulty (known as insomnia), the first step in management is a detailed assessment to establish the probable cause. Insomnia can be due to a variety of causes like:
- Stress
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Poor sleep habits
- Other medical problems, chronic pain, etc.

So, I would advise you to have a proper evaluation by a doctor, in order to find the underlying cause, rather than self-medicating yourself with sedative medication.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Avil is an anti-histamine and sleep is a side effect!
It also could have other side effects...
You should try non-pharmacological methods - avoiding caffeine, doing exercise, yoga and so on

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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