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Sleep Disorder Medications (cont.)

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What are the side effects of hypnotics?

Side effects of hypnotics include:

  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Talkativeness
  • Apprehension
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Euphoria
  • Relaxed feeling
  • Weakness
  • Tremor
  • Lack of concentration
  • Disorders of coordination
  • Depression
  • Dreaming/nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pains
  • Rapid heart rate

Side effects involving the stomach and intestines include:

If any of these side effects persist or worsen, a physician should be notified promptly.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/15/2012


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