The drug is available in tablets of 5, 10, 15, and 20 milligrams, with the last two having logos of Merck. Usually, patients are recommended to take 10 mg of Belsomra for insomnia once per night. That said, if the dose of 10 mg is well-tolerated and desired effect is yet to be achieved, the dose can be increased. The maximum recommended Belsomra dosage per night is 20 mg.
Take the drug only once daily, within 30 minutes of bedtime, and ensure you have at least 7 hours to sleep. If you take Belsomra soon after eating, the onset of action may be delayed.
If someone on Belsomra experiences trouble breathing, passes out, or goes into a deep sleep from which they cannot be awakened, consider this as a case of overdosing. Call 911 or contact a poison control center immediately.
Taking Belsomra with other drugs can change how it works or the severity of side effects. Before using the drug, inform your doctor of your current medications, including prescription, non-prescription, and herbal drugs. Opioid medication, antiseizure, and muscle relaxants are some drugs that potentially interact with suvorexant to increase drowsiness. Anxiolytics such as Xanax can also potentiate the effects of Belsomra. Do not take suvorexant with another sleeping pill.
Belsomra was one of the first medications approved by the FDA for insomnia treatment after benzodiazepines. It is commonly prescribed for insomnia but still requires one to consult a prescriber before taking it. To receive a personalized treatment plan with individually chosen medications, contact Mango Clinic today.