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Sleep Disorder Drugs (cont.)

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3. Nonprescription sleep aids

It is advisable to talk to the local pharmacist for advice on any of the various medication options purchased in a pharmacy.

Examples of non-prescription sleep aids:

  • Unisom Nighttime Sleep-Aid
  • Dormin
  • Nytol
  • Simply Sleep
  • Sominex
  • Extra Strength Tylenol PM
  • Diphenhydramine hydrochloride
  • Excedrin P.M.
  • Over the counter formulations of melatonin

4. Anti-Parkinson drugs (dopamine agonists)

These drugs may be used to treat conditions that contribute to sleep disruption such as restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (nocturnal myoclonus syndrome).

Examples of anti-Parkinson's drugs:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2016

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