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Created On 1/1/14 7:45 PM
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his8sm
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1/1/14 7:45 PM
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Paradoxically I'm struggling to sleep on 10mg anafranil and 200mg Luvox which surprised my doctor as it can make your drowsy

Can I take an over the counter sleep aid such as valerian or nytol which has 50mg diphenhydrramine hydrochloride BP;
I have mild asthma and the pharmacist said it should be ok but the leaflet says consult if have asthma, or taking a tricyclic

Thanks
 
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Dr. Price MD
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1/1/14 10:39 PM
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Diphenhydramine and Anafranil both block acetyl choline which may produce side effects. Perhaps another sleep aid would be better or perhaps increasing the anafranil if warranted to facilitate sleep? Let me know how you make out.

Rabbi Price, M.D.
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his8sm
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1/2/14 3:37 AM
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Thanks but Anafranil was added to combat OCD the combination is commonly used in Europe- Its working too- but I have reduced it from 25mg to 10mg to try to combat the insomnia.
I dont want to stop it as its working so is a safer alternative Valerian, I have trouble with disturbed slleep.
 
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Dr. Price MD
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1/2/14 7:15 AM
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Yes or melatonin
 
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