Compare Butisol vs. Dalmane

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

Butisol (butabarbital)

Prescription only

Dalmane (flurazepam)

Prescription only
Helps you fall asleep.

Butisol (butabarbital) is not very good for sleeping problems because it can be addictive.

Helps you fall asleep.

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

Upsides
  • Butisol (butabarbital) works very quickly to help you fall asleep, within 45-60 minutes, and it lasts 6-8 hours.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
Downsides
  • Your body can get used to needing Butisol (butabarbital) for sleeping.
  • Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
  • 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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Side effects
1possible side effects
  • Sleepiness
    3%
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The Dalmane (flurazepam) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Feeling awake

    Having acute or chronic pain

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Breathing problems

    Drinking alcohol

    ...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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