Compare Belsomra vs. Dalmane

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Belsomra (suvorexant)

Prescription only

Dalmane (flurazepam)

Prescription only
Helps you sleep.

Belsomra (suvorexant) helps you fall asleep, but is only avaliable as a brand name so can be expensive.

Helps you fall asleep.

Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and be addictive.

Upsides
  • May be helpful if other sleep aids don't work.
  • Works quickly, especially on an empty stomach.
  • Might be a good option for the elderly.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
Downsides
  • Not usually used for long-term treatment since it can be habit-forming.
  • Belsomra (suvorexant) is likely expensive since it's only available as a brand name, but coupon savings program could be available.
  • Not recommended if you do not plan to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • Belsomra (suvorexant) may cause sleep paralysis.
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • Should only be used short-term because it can be addicting.
  • Can cause sleep-walking or other sleep-related activities that you may not remember doing the next day.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Capsule
Price
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$322.31
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Side effects
8possible side effects
  • Headache
    7%
  • Sleepiness
    7%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    2%
  • Dry mouth
    2%
  • Cold and flu
    2%
  • Abnormal dreams
    2%
  • Cough
    2%
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The Dalmane (flurazepam) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Changes in thoughts

    Uncontrolled psychiatric conditions

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Hangover effect

    Alcohol

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Dependence and withdrawal

    Continuous use for 2 weeks or more

  • Depression

    Risk increases with dose

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Difficulty breathing

    Sleep apnea

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Behavior changes

    Alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Hangover effect

    Women

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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