Compare Belsomra vs. Butisol
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Butisol (butabarbital) is not very good for sleeping problems because it can be addictive.
- 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.
- Butisol (butabarbital) works very quickly to help you fall asleep, within 45-60 minutes, and it lasts 6-8 hours.
- 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.
- Your body can get used to needing Butisol (butabarbital) for sleeping.
- Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
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8possible side effects
- Dry mouth2%
- Cold and flu2%
- Abnormal dreams2%
1possible side effects
Risks and risk factors
- Changes in thoughts
- Uncontrolled psychiatric conditions
- Other medicines that make you sleepy or dizzy
- Hangover effect
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Less than 7 hours of sleep after taking Belsomra (suvorexant)
- Dependence and withdrawal
- Continuous use for 2 weeks or more
- Risk increases with dose
- Past history of depression
- Difficulty breathing
- Sleep apnea
- Sleep paralysis
- Addiction and tolerance
- Behavior changes
- Feeling awake
- Having acute or chronic pain
- age 65 or older
- Breathing problems
- Drinking alcohol
- Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines