Unisom (Diphenhydramine)

Strength(s): 25 mg

Active Ingredient: Diphenhydramine



Unisom is a drug used to treat or ease allergic symptoms such as hives, skin rash, itching, teary eyes, runny nose or cold. It is generically known as Doxylamine succinate. This anti-histamine medication works by depressing the Central Nervous System (CNS) to induce drowsiness. It also controls and alters the release of naturally occurring chemical histamine which causes the onset of such allergic symptoms.

Unisom kicks into effect fairly quickly and lasts for up to 6 hours, potentially causing sleep or drowsiness. Users should not take diphenhydramine while operating machinery or tasks requiring alertness. Unisom is available in the pharmacy as 50mg tablets or 50mg sleep gels. Gels come in capsules coated in inactive sweet ingredients such as saccharine. Individuals who order Unisom online should adhere to a strict doctor’s prescription to reduce chances of fatal side effects.

Precautions to take while using Unisom

One should not adopt Unisom if he or she is allergic to Doxylamine succinate. Such persons can develop adverse complications such as life-threatening allergic reactions.

Before taking Unisom, persons who have had or those experiencing disease conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, CVDs, lung diseases, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should not use Doxylamine succinate medications.

Doxylamine succinate has the capability to trigger adverse drug-related interaction with chemicals such as sodium oxy bate (GHB), monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as phenelzine and furazolidone.

Pregnant or lactating women should not take Unisom. Unisom has the potential to pass via the placenta to the fetus. It can also pass to the breastfeeding infant through breastmilk. Children below the age of 12 years should not use this drug as their body receptors are young.

Side effects of Unisom

Just like most drugs, some adverse side effects may result following the usage of Unisom may result. These effects often range from mild to severe depending on the fatality of the cause. Although Unisom is a cheap locally available drug, users who buy it in a local pharmacy or those who Order Unisom online should seek for a doctor’s prescription. The side effects include:

Mild or rare side effects include the feeling of grains in the eye, fever/ chills, severe/ continuing headache, fatigue, lower back or side pain, migraine headache, and severe/ continuing nausea. Other persons experience nervousness, confusion, nightmares, sweating of the hands, painful swollen joints, prolonged and painful erection of the penis, redness of the lips, burning sensation and swollen eyes.

In some cases, severe allergic side effects occur such as red skin, itchy skin, restless sleep and overproduction of tears the eyes. In other situations, users report seeing shades of colors that weren’t there before, shakiness, twitching of the muscles, skin lesions with swelling, increased sensitivity to light, tingling of the ears, skin rash, and hives/ skin ulcers. Other persons experience sudden weakness, fatigue, swelling of the face, skin paleness, trouble breathing, unusual burning sensation of the skin, unusual weakness or tiredness and vision changes such as sight loss.

Persons who order Unisom online and experience such adverse side effects should seek emergency medical care. Following a doctor’s prescription guarantees not only one safer and faster-acting time but also reduction of potentially harmful effects brought about by its usage.

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