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Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: October 7, 2021 7:22 PM
Anonymous 9 days

I am 40 years old recovered covid patient and I have insomnia problem now which previously don’t have. Understand this is long covid symptoms, can I take muscle relaxer (norgesic) at night to help me sleep better? Or must take Melatonin?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 9 days
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

We understand that you have insomnia after recovered from Covid, we will try to help you.

For your information, there are a lot of different medications, in different drug groups which used as sedatives or sleeping pills. For example, Barbiturates, a non-Benzodiazepine Hypnotics which commonly use to induce sleep, Benzodiazepines, Xanax and so on.

However, you not recommend to consume any of these medications before consultation and you also need a doctor’s prescription to purchase it. The reason is that sedative-hypnotics drugs may cause certain side effects and even toxicity. The possible side effects are:

  • Constipation or diarrhea.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Ataxia, balancing problem
  • Digestive problems, such as bloating, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.

Therefore, we recommend you refer this matter to a doctor for further explanations and clarifications before you purchase and take any medicines to aid your sleep.

For more information, you may contact us for an online consultation for further assistance as well.

Thank you, we hope our answer has been helpful.

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