"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets for use as needed to treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia).
Belsomra is an orexin receptor antagonist and is the first approved drug of t"...
To take HETLIOZ before bedtime at the same time every night.
- To skip the dose that night if they cannot take HETLIOZ at approximately the same time on a given night.
- To limit their activities to preparing for going to bed after taking HETLIOZ because HETLIOZ can potentially impair the performance of activities requiring complete mental alertness.
- That because of individual differences in circadian rhythms, daily use for several weeks or months may be necessary before benefit from HETLIOZ is observed.
- To swallow the capsule whole.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/29/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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