Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych

Dalmane 

(flurazepam)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych
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Helps you fall asleep.

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

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Upsides

  • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in 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.
How it works

Dalmane (flurazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It activates the part of your brain for resting and digesting.

What to expect when you take Dalmane (flurazepam) for Insomnia

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Side effect rates for Dalmane (flurazepam)

Risks and Warnings for Dalmane (flurazepam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Alcohol
    • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines

    Dalmane (flurazepam) can cause behavioral changes, especially if you've been taking it for 7 days and it hasn't helped you fall asleep. This includes "sleep driving" and other sleep-related behaviors that you may not remember doing. This is more likely to happen if combine Dalmane (flurazepam) with alcohol, narcotics, anxiety medicines, or antihistamines.

Common concerns from people taking Dalmane (flurazepam)

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Pregnancy
Alcohol
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
Sleep
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • People taking Dalmane (flurazepam) for sleep have reported having difficulty concentrating the next day, and have problems driving or operating machinery. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.