Nytol Original is used to relieve temporary sleeping difficulties.
The active ingredient is diphenhydramine hydrochloride, an antihistamine that causes sleepiness or
drowsiness. Temporary difficulties in getting a good night’s sleep can be caused by various problems
such as stress, jet lag or personal problems such as bereavement. In sleep problems of this type,
Nytol has been shown to help sufferers to fall asleep faster, have a longer and deeper sleep, and to
wake up feeling rested in the morning.
Talk to your doctor:
• if you have asthma, bronchitis or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• if you have narrow-angle glaucoma (a form of raised pressure in the eye)
• if you have an enlarged prostate or urinary retention
• if you have moderate to severe liver or kidney disease
• if you have myasthenia gravis, epilepsy or seizure disorders.
• Do not drive or operate machinery.
Nytol Original is intended to produce sleepiness or drowsiness soon after the dose is taken.
• Do not drink alcohol while using Nytol.
• If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, ask your doctor before taking this medicine.
• If your sleeping difficulties persist, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
• Nytol may get less effective if you use it continuously.
If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking any prescribed
medicines; particularly tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs
prescribed for depression) within the last two weeks, atropine (used to dilate pupils of the eyes) or medicines which make you drowsy. Avoid the use of other antihistamines including those used on your skin and in cold and cough medicines, while taking this medicine.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking Nytol if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast