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Community Level 7salem_witch

salem_witch

Need a good nights sleep?

AdvantagesHelps you get a much needed sleep!

DisadvantagesThey can be addictive. You can only take them for 2 weeks.

"...I had the choice between Nytol caplets, Nytol one-a-night and Nytol Herbal. Having taken the ‘normal’ Nytol caplets I decided to buy the Nytol one-a-night. For anyone who has never taken them before I will explain the difference. Basically Nytol caplets you get 16 caplets and you are advised to take one or two. One tablet contains 25mg Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride BP. Nytol one-a-night you also get 16 caplets and you take one tablet a night (as the ..." Read review
04.05.2004

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Community Level 7L0BSTER_QU...

L0BSTER_QUADRILLE

I gave Up on MR sandMan ! Review with images

AdvantagesIt does work.

DisadvantagesResorting to tableTs.

"...a bit of a loss. Then Nytol was suggested. ============= NYTOL; ------------- Nytol is a drug that can be bought over the counter at any pharmacist. It is an antihistamine which causes sleepiness or drowsiness and it is clinically proven, to be effective in relieving temporary sleeping difficulties. There are 16 ‘easy to swallow caplets’ provided in the pack, each caplet containing 25mg of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride. They are ..." Read review
13.07.2004

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NIGHT ALL

AdvantagesHelps you get a good night's sleep

DisadvantagesNot suitable for everyone

"...handed me a packet of NYTOL caplets. In the packet are 16 caplets (a recommended dose being 1-2). The active ingredient in these caplets is 25mg Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride BP NYTOL is an antihistamine, which causes sleepiness or drowsiness (which I would have thought was the desired effect). There's a quite sizeable list of conditions which deem this medicine unsuitable, but I won't list them here, you'll be glad to know. Instead, you can ..." Read review
11.05.2004

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Community Level 63rdRockSatan

3rdRockSatan

Mr Nytol Give Me A Dream

AdvantagesThey work pretty well | Easy to take

DisadvantagesWill not always have instant reaction | Can be addictive

"...And this is, incredibly, where Nytol came in. MR. NYTOL I was dubious at first in getting sleeping pills. I always thought that they were a tad unpredictable in whether you were going to feel ready and alert the next day. Also I heard from a friend who works at Boots that she knows so many people who have become addicted to them. However wanting to get some sleep sometime this year I decided it was for the best. I popped into my local Boots ..." Read review
21.01.2002

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Community Level 4red_lili

red_lili

Have a good night, don't have a Nytol

AdvantagesNone to me

DisadvantagesDon't help you sleep, taste funny.....

"...lots of good reports about Nytol in the past. Friends had told me that once taking the two little white capsules, after 20 minutes, no matter whether they were in bed or not they would fall asleep. And even better they all had slept until roughly 11.00 in the morning. So I dragged myself out of bed and trudged downstairs to nag my partner into going to the pharmacy to find me some Nytol...on the promise that I wouldn't be restless that night so ..." Read review
15.10.2003

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Trying to get to sleep

Advantagesaids sleep

Disadvantagesnot for every night

"...your mind, but thinking that Nytol would help I bought a pack of 16 capsules to see if they made any difference to my getting to sleep at night. The pack is blue and holds the 16 capsules in push out foil strips, the doseage is two capsules to be taken twenty minutes before going to bed. Taking them when your in bed and then tryig to get to sleep probably won't work as you'll be waiting for the signs that they have started to work, so take them ..." Read review
22.03.2011

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Community Level 5PerfectlyP...

PerfectlyPink

Smelly Goldfish Pellets

AdvantagesSeems to work!

DisadvantagesThe look and the smell! (oh and weird dreams!)

"...do!) and I remember this Nytol stuff I'd been meaning to try. There it was on the shelf - a box with a green sky with white clouds. For £4.49 you get 14 days worth of sleep, as it were. You take 2 tablets a night. On the box, it describes itself as "A traditional remedy to promote calmness and natural sleep" The active ingredients in Nytol are: ~Hops (sedative and hypnotic) ~Dogwood Jamaica (sedative and analgestic) ~Wild Lettuce (mildly sedative, ..." Read review
04.03.2002

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Community Level 3Colpol

Colpol

Nighty night! sometimes..

AdvantagesSometimes they work.

DisadvantagesSometimes they don't work.

"...was having and she recommend Nytol to me, she uses it because she also has trouble sleeping, my dad has said to me lots of times how much she can sleep after taking the tablets, I never thought of even buying some for myself so when my mum recommended them I bought them as soon as I could. ---------------------------------- *The Price* The price I pay for these when I use them is £3.26. I buy mine from Boots. The amount of tablets which I ..." Read review
19.05.2011

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Community Level 8Louise90

Louise90

I need my sleep

AdvantagesThey work - to a degree!

DisadvantagesHaving to get some help with sleeping!

"...exactly are 'Nytol'? Well, Nytol comes in a pill form. Nytol is a night time sleep aid. It is an antihistamine which causes drowsiness. Each capsule contains 25mg of Diphenhydramine Dydrochloride BP The pills come in a blue box with the said 'Nytol' name on the front, with the night time sky at the top with the stars and moon in view. I paid £2.15 for 16 easy to swallow capsules (2 packets of 8 are in the box). Inside the box, along with the ..." Read review
01.04.2003

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Community Level 5nictastic

nictastic

insomniac's worst nightmare

Advantagesfeel drunk for half the price!

Disadvantagesi want to sleeeeeeeeep!

"...sleep disturbance” lately, that’s what Nytol reckon anyway, and despite my best efforts to stay drug free, I was getting fed up of waking up for hours on end in the middle of the night, you see whilst lashings of Johnson’s lotion could knock me out, I needed something a bit more hard core to help keep me that way, so the most obvious choice would be to pop into boots and buy some sleeping pills, I was reluctant to turn to any over counter drugs, but ..." Read review
24.02.2003

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Community Level 2Blondeboms

Blondeboms

Catch Some ZZZZZs

AdvantagesDo what they're supposed to

Disadvantagesnone at all

"...adverts on the tele advertising Nytol so i thought i'd give it a go. What a relief! I took one and within 20 minutes i had completely relaxed and before i knew it i had woken up from a heavenly sleep! Many people say that it's risky taking sleeping pills incase of addiction, but if you're careful and use them sensibly then you'll be fine. It's highly unlikely to get addicted to them because i found that when i stopped taking them my sleep patterns ..." Read review
03.04.2001

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Community Level 3gobalino

gobalino

Sleeping aid? Bring back the sheep count!

AdvantagesNone whatsoever

DisadvantagesIt's naff and it don't work

"...the moral of the story? Nytol is a big pile of doggy do and I for one certainly don’t intend wasting my money on them again. However as I always seem to be saying lately, everybody reacts differently so they may well work for you. Now before I go, those with allergies - beware: Each Nytol tablet contains 25mg of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride BP, Anhydrous Lactose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Maize Starch, Stearic Acid and Silicon Dioxide (got ..." Read review
27.12.2003

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Community Level 1katiefilete

katiefilete

Relax: DON'T DO IT! A warning to the curious.

AdvantagesInitially helps knock you out, relaxes the body and numbs the mind

DisadvantagesHideously addictive, tolerance develops quickly, depression enhanced badly.

"...me is Nytol. It works. Nytol is meant only for occasional use, but anything that provides a respite from tossing and turning all night is going to be alluring for the insomniac. Hence I have been using it on and off for TEN LONG YEARS. The herbal stuff is rubbish. I'm talking about the real deal. Nytol is a sedating antihistamine available over the counter. The dose is 1-2 at night. Pyrilamine maleate is the active ingredient for Nytol, Sleep-Eze ..." Read review
09.02.2007

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Community Level 1Mangotea25

Mangotea25

Works well, has drawbacks.

AdvantagesEnable me to fall asleep easily

DisadvantagesUnable to concentrate during daytime

"...all. A friend had recommended Nytol so I bought this product from my local pharmacy. It only cost about £2.50 which was surprising because I was exppecting it to cost more. Also having tried other various products that claim to help you sleep lately that had't worked in the slightest, I was quite skeptical about Nytol. It did actually work very well and I was able to nod off within an hour of taking Nytol (compared to at least 4 hours normally). ..." Read review
05.05.2008

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Community Level 5GraingerN

GraingerN

Good Nytol - Zzzzzz

AdvantagesEasy to swallow even with a sensitive throat

DisadvantagesNone

"...blue box with the word Nytol flying high on a picture of a cloud on the front I turned to the reverse of the box for directions. Here in quite extensive detail it informs you that Nytol is an aid to the relief of temporary sleep disturbance, the active ingredients contained in the tablets (which unfortunately means nothing to me) and the dosing directions. It clearly states that these tablets are not to be taken by anyone under the age of 16yrs, ..." Read review
24.08.2001

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