What is suvorexant?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Belsomra

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Suvorexant is a prescription medication used for those who have trouble falling or staying asleep, also known as insomnia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 31 26
Difficulty staying asleep 2 5
Idiopathic hypersomnia 1 0
Waking up during the night 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 10
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with suvorexant

Side effect Patients Percentage
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2
Nightmares 2
Vivid dreams 2
Dizzy spells 1
Drowsiness 1
Grogginess 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking suvorexant

Dosage Patients Percentage
20 mg daily 5
10 mg daily 3
15 mg daily 2
15mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking suvorexant

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 10
Side effects too severe 4
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking suvorexant

Duration

Currently taking suvorexant

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 5

Stopped taking suvorexant

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 25
Usually 7
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 6
< $25 10
Not specified 17

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking suvorexant after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Zolpidem (Ambien) 8
Trazodone (Desyrel) 3
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 2
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 2
Alprazolam (Xanax) 1

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking suvorexant and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Trazodone (Desyrel) 2
Doxepin (Sinequan) 1
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 1
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 1
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:
There are no evaluations for suvorexant.