Is Belsomra available in the US?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Belsomra available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Belsomra.
Is generic Belsomra available?
There is currently no generic for Belsomra (suvorexant), so it can be expensive, even with insurance.
Do you need a prescription for Belsomra?
BELSOMRA is a prescription medicine for adults who have trouble falling or staying asleep (insomnia). It is not known if BELSOMRA is safe and effective in children under the age of 18. BELSOMRA is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or cause dependence.
What is the difference between BELSOMRA and Lunesta?
Belsomra (suvorexant) helps you fall asleep, but is only avaliable as a brand name so can be expensive. Helps you sleep. Lunesta (Eszopiclone) is good for falling asleep and staying asleep. Not as habit-forming as some sleep medicines, but more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop suddenly.
Can I take 2 BELSOMRA?
The recommended dose for BELSOMRA is 10 mg, taken no more than once per night. If the 10 mg dose is well-tolerated but not effective, the dose can be increased. The maximum recommended dose of BELSOMRA is 20 mg taken no more than once per night.
Can I take 30 mg of Belsomra?
Can I take more than 20 mg of Belsomra nightly, such as 30 mg or 40 mg each night? No, you should not take more than one dose of Belsomra per night. Be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. The maximum recommended dosage of Belsomra is 20 milligrams (mg) per night.
What is the new sleeping pill?
The new pill is Lunesta, formerly known as Estorra. Sepracor, Inc. manufactures it. Like the currently approved drugs Ambien and Sonata, Lunesta is a new-generation sleep drug that isn’t addictive and doesn’t require larger and larger doses during long-term use.
Does Belsomra work like Ambien?
Compared to Ambien, Belsomra is less effective. It probably works for 1/3 of patients presenting with a complaint of insomnia. However, if Belsomra does help alleviate your insomnia, then it’s a better long-term option than Ambien, which can negatively impact brain function (over the long term).
Does Belsomra cause weight gain?
Does Belsomra cause weight loss or weight gain? Belsomra shouldn’t cause weight loss or weight gain. Weight changes weren’t reported in people who took the drug in clinical studies.
What is Belsomra prescribed for?
Belsomra ® (suvorexant) is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance. Use the lowest dose effective for the patient. For all Belsomra doses, take no more than once per night within 30 minutes of going to bed (with at least 7 hours remaining prior to planned awakening).
How is Belsomra different from Ambien?