Compare Belsomra vs. Dalmane
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.
Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and 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.
- Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
- Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
- 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.
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8possible side effects
- Dry mouth2%
- Cold and flu2%
- Abnormal dreams2%
The Dalmane (flurazepam) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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
- Behavior changes
- Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
- Allergic reactions
- Hangover effect
- Over age 65
- Abuse and addiction