Q. Does Nitrest make you high?
Nitrest produces a calming effect on the brain and induces sleep. This calming effect may be perceived as pleasant or feeling high by some individuals. On prolonged use, Nitrest may also make an individual dependent such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it.
Q. Does Nitrest have paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin in it?
No, Nitrest does not have paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin in it.
Q. Does Nitrest have abuse potential?
Yes, Nitrest has abuse potential. However, it is more commonly seen in patients with a history of drug abuse, alcohol consumption, and drug addiction. Therefore, doctors should carefully take history of drug abuse from the patient. Moreover, patients with a history of drug abuse or addiction should be closely monitored during Nitrest therapy.
Q. Can I take Nitrest with prednisone?
No drug-drug interactions have been found Nitrest taken with prednisone. However always consult with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Does Nitrest help with anxiety?
Nitrest is used to treat insomnia, which may help ease anxiety in some patients, although doctors do not prescribe Nitrest for anxiety alone because it does not work in the same manner as other sedatives anti-anxiety drugs
Q. What are the symptoms of an overdose of Nitrest?
The symptoms of Nitrest overdose include drowsiness, confusion, problems with coordination, floppy muscles, slow or difficult breathing, and even coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time).
Q. What should I should avoid when taking Nitrest?
Nitrest can make you drowsy during the daytime and also decrease your mental alertness. Therefore, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery until and unless you know how Nitrest affects you. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Nitrest. Alcohol can make the side effects of Nitrest even worse.
Q. Who should not take Nitrest?
You should not take Nitrest if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. You should also avoid Nitrest if you have a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts. A person having a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction, having kidney or liver disease, having a lung disease or breathing problems should avoid Nitrest. Also, its consumption is not recommended if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Q. Can I take Nitrest with food?
No, do not take Nitrest with or shortly after a heavy, high-fat meal. Nitrest may not work well if it is taken with high-fat foods.
Q. Can Nitrest be taken everyday? How long should it be taken?
Nitrest is used for short-term (2-4 weeks) treatment of insomnia (difficulty falling asleep). It should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The dose and duration of treatment should not be exceeded else it may lead to dependence (addiction towards medicine).
Q. Does Nitrest cause dry mouth and affect weight?
Yes, dry mouth is a common side effect of Nitrest, whereas weight gain is less common with Nitrest. If you experience weight gain, it could be due to increased appetite.
Q. How long does Nitrest take to start working?
Nitrest starts working as soon as you take it and may make you very sleepy. You may remain sleepy for some time after you take the medication. Plan to go to bed right after you take Nitrest and to stay in bed for 7 to 8 hours. Do not take Nitrest if you will be unable to go to bed right away and remain asleep for 7 to 8 hours after taking the medication.
Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms of Nitrest?
Do not stop taking Nitrest without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Nitrest, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as unpleasant feelings, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and rarely, seizures.
Q. How can I improve my sleep without medicines?
You can improve your sleep by avoiding caffeine and nicotine, especially late in the day. Avoid exercise during the four hours before bedtime; daily exercise is beneficial to sleep, but can interfere if done close to bedtime. Avoid large meals in the evening. Avoid taking naps. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. Keep the bedroom as dark as possible and maintain a comfortable temperature. Set aside a time to relax before bed and use relaxation techniques.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People with insomnia experience trouble in falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep, and they may not feel refreshed after waking up.
Q. What are the causes of insomnia?
Insomnia can be of two types- primary or secondary. In primary insomnia, the cause is not known. It can be triggered by life-style changes including long-lasting stress and emotional upset. Whereas, secondary insomnia can be caused due to various reasons such as certain medical conditions (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease), medicines, sleep disorders, and substances (caffeine and other stimulants, tobacco and other nicotine products, and alcohol).