Instead of putting you to sleep, SILENOR® helps you stay asleep during the night. It also helps to keep you from waking too early in the morning.
SILENOR® helps you stay asleep for up to 7 hours and
SILENOR® is a sleep medication available only by prescription. It is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep.
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Some prescription medications are more likely to cause physical dependence than others. Because of these risks, those medications are regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Importantly, SILENOR® does not cause physical dependence.
You’re not alone in your struggle for a good night’s sleep. If you’re not sleeping well and are feeling the consequences the next day, ask your healthcare provider if SILENOR® may be right for you.
Many people are concerned about feeling “hungover” the day after taking a sleep medication. If you’ve taken sleep medications in the past or have heard stories about people not feeling awake the next morning, there is good news!
Side effects the morning after taking SILENOR® are minimal and comparable to placebo (sugar pills) – even if you are 65 or older.> Learn more about potential side effects.
Some sleep medications work by putting you to sleep. SILENOR® works by helping you stay asleep during the night. It also helps to keep you from waking too early in the morning. SILENOR® does this by working with the wake-promoting mechanism of your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle.
It is believed SILENOR® helps you stay asleep by blocking histamine, an important chemical messenger in the brain.
SILENOR® may be used regularly, and is not associated with a risk of abuse or physical dependence. It has a low rate of side effects, and has no evidence of rebound insomnia (insomnia that returns after stopping use of a sleep medication).
SILENOR® is available only by prescription. It is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep, the most common sleep problem.
SILENOR® is a prescription sleep medicine that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep.
Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem.
Be sure that you are able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. SILENOR® should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime. Do not take with alcohol or with other medicines that can make you sleepy. If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR®. You should not take SILENOR® if you have an eye problem called narrow angle glaucoma that is not being treated, if you have severe urinary retention, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in SILENOR®. You should not drive or operate machinery at night after taking SILENOR®. Until you know how you will react to SILENOR®, you should be careful in performing such activities during the day following taking SILENOR®. Before you take SILENOR®, tell your doctor if you have a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You should call your doctor right away if after taking SILENOR® you walk, drive, eat or engage in other activities while asleep. Drowsiness is the most common adverse event observed in clinical trials. For more information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.