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 25 19
Difficulty falling asleep 6 7
Increased insomnia 6 3
Difficulty staying asleep 3 5
Difficulty sleeping through night 1 1
Idiopathic hypersomnia 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
0
Mild
7
None
13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with suvorexant

Side effect Patients
Grogginess 2
Nightmares 2
Vivid dreams 2
Drowsiness 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Groggy in morning 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking suvorexant

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 7
10 mg daily 6
15 mg daily 4
1tablet(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking suvorexant

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 7
Side effects too severe 5
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking suvorexant

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

Stopped taking suvorexant

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 10
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking suvorexant after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 7
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 2
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 2
Trazodone (Desyrel) 2
Alprazolam (Xanax) 1

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Patients stopped taking suvorexant and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 2
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 1
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 1
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1

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Last updated:
There are no evaluations for suvorexant.