I was prescribed Silenor 6 mg the first week of August 2015. It's now the last week in September. I haven't changed my diet and/or excercise. I'm disappointed in noticing that I've gained 10 lbs since adding Silenor to my medication regimen. I would appreciate some honest feedback and answers from the manufacturers, physicians statistics, and some potential patients who have asked this question or concerned if this is a side effect.
From the good guys and girls at drugs.com; read this: FDA prescribing information. https://www.drugs.com/pro/silenor.html
The FDA information should be considered reliable.
Your reported side effects to the medication was listed as "rare... less than one in a thousand" reported weight gain and "less common... possibility of fluid retention... ~1 in 100. I'm inclined to think that the ten pounds might just be some fluid retention.
- Silenor Information for Consumers
- Silenor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Silenor (detailed)
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