Compare Dalmane vs. amoxapine

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

Dalmane (flurazepam)

Prescription only

Asendin (amoxapine)

Prescription only
Helps you fall asleep.

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

Stabilizes your mood.

While Asendin (amoxapine) can treat depression, you have to take it several times a day and it can make you feel sleepy.

Upsides
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) can be used to treat more severe forms of depression.
  • Compared to similar medicines, Asendin (amoxapine) improves the mood in depression more quickly.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) is available as generic.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) is not a first choice medicine for depression because of side effects.
  • In some people, Asendin (amoxapine) can stop working as early as 2-3 months after you start taking it.
  • Not recommended in older people, children under 16, or people who've had a history of seizures.
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Dosage forms
  • Capsule
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Dalmane (flurazepam) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
4possible side effects
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
    14%
  • Dry mouth
    14%
  • Constipation
    12%
  • Vision changes
    7%
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Risks and warnings
  • Behavior changes

    Alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Hangover effect

    Women

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Increased risk of suicide

    People under age 24

  • Vision changes

    Glaucoma

  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    Taking antidepressants

  • Slowed breathing

    Taking opioids for pain relief or medicines for anxiety

  • Anticholinergic effects/Dehydration

    Over age 65

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