Nytol is a type of medication occasionally used for treatment of sleeplessness and problems with falling asleep. Nytol works by depressing the central nervous system and causing drowsiness using its antihistamine properties. Patients should not use Nytol if they are allergic to any of its ingredients, if they are already taking sodium oxybate or if they are breast-feeding.
Patients must control their doctor or pharmacist before taking Nytol because there might be medical conditions which can interact with it. One should consult the doctor concerning pregnancies, planned pregnancies and breast-feeding. If a person takes any other prescribed or nonprescribed medication, herbal or nutritional supplement, it’s important to inform the doctor before taking Nytol. Various allergies to substances, asthma and many other pulmonary diseases may interact with Nytol. Persons who suffer from gastrointestinal complications, urinary difficulties, diabetes, prostate problems, glaucoma and various heart and blood diseases must be careful before taking Nutol. If mixed with sodium oxybate, Nytol woll prolongs the sleep duration and decrease the ability to breathe.
Nytol dosages can be suggested by a doctor or may be included on the medication label. Nytol is used orally with or without food, at least half an hour before bedtime. If one misses a dose while taking Nytol regularly, 2 doses shouldn’t be used to compensate for the skipped dose. One should just try to get back to the normal course of doses without compensations of any kind.
Nytol can sometimes caused dizziness and drowsiness,
especially when mixed with alcohol or sleep aids and muscle relaxers, so one
should avoid mixing these. Driving and similar actions may be affected by the
medication. Nytol can also cause lightheadedness and fainting and these
symptoms get worsened by alcohol, heat exposure and fever. To avoid these side effects
one should sit up slowly when getting out of bed in the morning and should sit
or lie down if these side effects appear. Heatstrokes and sunburns are more
likely to occur because the patient becomes more sensitive to hot weather and
heat in general so if excessively exposed to sunlight one should wear
protective clothing and sunscreen. Sometimes sleeplessness can last for more than
two weeks, showing no results at all, and that condition calls for immediate
Elderly people may be more sensitive to Nytol’s properties and side effects so they should be careful. Nytol is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Pregnant women should consult the doctor before taking Nytol, while breast-feeding women cannot take Nytol since it passes into breast milk and can harm the infant.
Nytol’s common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and thickening of the mucus in nose and throat. Allergic reactions, convulsions, faster heart rate, hallucinations, tight chest and tremor are more severe side effects and require immediate medical attention.