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About 40 Winks

40 Winks is to be used as an antihistamine that can be used for many different things especially for treating symptoms of allergies and the common cold. 40 Winks can be used to relieve symptoms of hay fever, irritant cough, hives or other allergic reactions, vertigo and motion sickness, Parkinson



Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for 40 Winks:
  • High blood pressure or heart disease
  • Other chronic illness
  • Pain or difficulty passing urine
  • Asthma or congestive lung disease
  • Ulcers or other stomach problems
  • Liver disease
  • Prostate trouble
  • Glaucoma
  • An unusual or abnormal reaction to diphenhydramine, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as 40 Winks may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering 40 Winks

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

40 Winks tablets or capsules should be taken orally with a glass of water. To prevent an upset stomach you may take with food or milk. Remember, when taking 40 Winks or any drug to always follow the label closely. Be sure to space your doses evenly and do not take more than directed.

40 Winks should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of 40 Winks

In the event that a dose of 40 Winks was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of 40 Winks. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed 40 Winks to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures
  • Medicines for hay fever or other allergies
  • Medicines for movement abnormalities as in Parkinson
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with 40 Winks; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking 40 Winks.

40 Winks Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of 40 Winks and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

40 Winks Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking 40 Winks consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with 40 Winks:

  • none listed

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

40 Winks Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on 40 Winks and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of 40 Winks is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking 40 Winks. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking 40 Winks and may affect desired results. 40 Winks cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing 40 Winks is against the law.

How To Store 40 Winks

The following is general storage information for 40 Winks:

  • It is important that you store 40 Winks at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure 40 Winks is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store 40 Winks out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused 40 Winks properly.


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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking 40 Winks. If you experience any other side effects while taking 40 Winks please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding 40 Winks nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding 40 Winks, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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