Dr. Gerhard Mann, Vivinox Sleep Schlafdragees, 50 drg
The drug is a sleep aid from the group of antihistamines.
The medicine is used for short-term treatment of sleep disorders.
The medicine must not be taken,
Hypersensitivity to the active substance diphenhydramine hydrochloride, to other antihistamines or to any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product,
in acute asthma,
in glaucoma (narrow-angle glaucoma),
in certain tumors of the adrenal medulla (pheochromocytoma),
with enlargement of the prostate gland with residual urine formation,
in case of potassium or magnesium deficiency,
with slowed heartbeat (bradycardia),
in certain heart diseases (congenital QT syndrome or other clinically significant damage to the heart, in particular circulatory disorders of the coronary arteries, conduction disorders, arrhythmias),
with concomitant use of medicinal products that also prolong the so-called QT interval on the ECG or lead to hypokalaemia,
with concomitant use of alcohol or so-called "MAO inhibitors" (agents for the treatment of depression),
during pregnancy and lactation.
Children and adolescents under 18 years should not receive the drug.
Dosage of Vivinox Sleep Sleep Drugs
Always take the preparation exactly as your doctor has told you. Please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure!
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual dose is:
for adults 1 to 2 dragees (corresponding to 25 to 50 mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride).
The dose of 2 dragees (equivalent to 50 mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride) should not be exceeded.
Patients with impaired liver or kidney function should receive lower doses.
Also in older or weakened patients who u.U. sensitive, it is recommended to adjust the dose if necessary.
Children and adolescents under the age of 18 should not be treated with the medicine.
Duration of application
The duration of treatment should be as short as possible.
It should generally be only a few days and not exceed 2 weeks.
In case of persistent sleep disturbances, please consult a doctor!
If you take more than you should:
Overdosing with diphenhydramine can be dangerous especially for children and infants. For this reason, if a suspected overdose or poisoning immediately inform a doctor (eg poisoning emergency call)!
Depending on the amount consumed, overdoses with diphenhydramine are primarily manifested by disturbances of the central nervous system (confusion, agitation, seizures, loss of consciousness, coma, respiratory disorders, respiratory arrest) and the cardiovascular system.
There may also be increased muscle reflexes, fever, dry mucous membranes, blurred vision, constipation, and urinary output disorders.
Rhabdomyolysis (severe muscle damage) has also been observed.
If you forget to take a dose
Do not apply the double dose and continue therapy at the next scheduled time.
If you stop taking it
When stopping treatment with the medicine, sleeping disturbances may recur temporarily as a result of sudden discontinuation. Therefore, it is recommended that treatment be stopped by gradually reducing the dose as necessary.
If you have any further questions on the use of the medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.