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Can I take sleep aids if I have insomnia during pregnancy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Sleep aids are generally not recommended during pregnancy, but talk to your doctor if you find that alternative therapies are not working and the insomnia is getting worse. There are some drugs doctors prescribe during pregnancy, like tricycylic antidepressants, that may help you sleep and have not shown to be relatively safe during pregnancy. Do not take any over-the-counter sleep aids without consulting your doctor first.

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