Nytol is a type of medication occasionally used for treatmentof sleeplessness and problems with falling asleep. Nytol works bydepressing the central nervous system and causing drowsiness using itsantihistamine properties. Patients should not use Nytol if they are allergic toany of its ingredients, if they are already taking sodium oxybate or if they arebreast-feeding.
Patients must control their doctor or pharmacist beforetaking Nytol because there might be medical conditions which can interact withit. One should consult the doctor concerning pregnancies, planned pregnanciesand breast-feeding. If a person takes any other prescribed or nonprescribedmedication, herbal or nutritional supplement, it’s important to inform thedoctor before taking Nytol. Various allergies to substances, asthma and manyother pulmonary diseases may interact with Nytol. Persons who suffer fromgastrointestinal complications, urinary difficulties, diabetes, prostateproblems, glaucoma and various heart and blood diseases must be careful beforetaking Nutol. If mixed with sodium oxybate, Nytol woll prolongs the sleepduration and decrease the ability to breathe.
Nytol dosages can be suggested by a doctor or may beincluded on the medication label. Nytol is used orally with or without food, atleast 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 justtry to get back to the normal course of doses without compensations of anykind.
Nytol can sometimes caused dizziness and drowsiness,especially when mixed with alcohol or sleep aids and muscle relaxers, so oneshould avoid mixing these. Driving and similar actions may be affected by themedication. Nytol can also cause lightheadedness and fainting and thesesymptoms get worsened by alcohol, heat exposure and fever. To avoid these side effectsone should sit up slowly when getting out of bed in the morning and should sitor lie down if these side effects appear. Heatstrokes and sunburns are morelikely to occur because the patient becomes more sensitive to hot weather andheat in general so if excessively exposed to sunlight one should wearprotective clothing and sunscreen. Sometimes sleeplessness can last for more thantwo weeks, showing no results at all, and that condition calls for immediatemedical attention.
Elderly people may be more sensitive to Nytol’s properties andside effects so they should be careful. Nytol is not recommended for childrenunder 12 years of age. Pregnant women should consult the doctor before takingNytol, while breast-feeding women cannot take Nytol since it passes into breastmilk 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 moresevere side effects and require immediate medical attention.