Someone who is taking Unisom should not ingest two doses at once. Instead, they should take the missed dose at the next earliest opportunity.
In addition to only taking one dose of Unisom at once, patients should ingest their medicine with food. Instructions vary between patients, so they should only take the medication as prescribed by their doctor. Individuals who take it to encourage better sleep should do so 30 minutes before bedtime.
As this medication causes dizziness and drowsiness, patients should not operate heavy machinery after taking it. In addition, it is necessary to avoid other activities that cause dizziness, such as drinking alcohol and staying in the sun for too long.